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© Copyright Jake Graf | Transgender Writer, Actor & Director

website by: sam rouche | photographs by: paul grace

DUSK

WRITER & DIRECTOR

Running Time : 15 minutes
Aspect : 16:9
Genre : Drama

Cast : Victoria Emslie, Duncan James, Sue Moore, Elliott Sailors
Director : Jake Graf
Cinematographer : Lorenzo Levrini
Music : Justine Barker
Producer : Erica Ryan
Editor : Giorgio Galli

Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us. 

"So fantastic! The honesty in the story, the depth in the acting, the gorgeous cinematography... It is beautiful."

Sam Berliner, Seattle Translations Festival Director

"I love it. I can't say I've ever seen a short like this gem. Bravo!"


Sarah Perfetti, Executive Director Bloomington Pride Film Festival

"To say I loved it would be an understatement. You had me from the opening images and kept me glued to the screen the entire way through. I was sobbing by the end.Thank you."

 

Allie Sultan, Festival Director 'SpringOut Tennessee'

"Thanks so much for allowing us to screen the film and congratulations again on your Jury Award for Best Short. The audience LOVED the film!"

 

Joe Bilancio, Director of programming Miami OUTshine film festival.

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