Romance - Completed 2019

A musican’s romantic spark is ignited by a deaf, emerging trans-man, as they work together to save his community nightclub for the deaf.

& Awards

Casting Guild Awards 2019
Finalist for Best Casting in a Feature Film
Damn These Heels 2020
Official Selection
aacta 2020
Nominated - Best Indie Feature
AWGIE 2020
Finalist for Best Original Screenplay
screen editors award 2020
Finalist for Best Editing in a Feature Drama
Warsaw FF 2020
In Competition Official Selection
schlingel 2020
In Competition Official Selection
32th festival for Children and Youth 2020
in competition for the UNICEF Award, Children Jury and Public Awards
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Romance, LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ian WATSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Ally BURNHAM
    • Producer(s)
    • Tsu Shan CHAMBERS (Wise Goat Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • When gigging guitarist, Noah, finds himself disillusioned and transient, he quits the band of his 90’s pop icon mentor, and returns to his mother’s home in Sydney, Australia, seeking connection and rejuvenation. Clashing with his mother over old wounds, Noah seeks solace elsewhere, and soon finds himself swept up in the vibrant, passionate life and of a young, trans-man, Finn, who is a proud, Auslan-only speaker who works and runs a local centre and nightclub for his deaf community. Together, the pair traverse new ground, sharing their languages – Noah’s music and Finn’s signs – with one another. They move carefully, as this is Finn’s first relationship while he is on the precipice of diving into his trans journey. Finn struggles to spread his wings and come into his own, as he suffocates beneath his father’s over-protection and the financial strife facing his club. Determined to reapply to his music and join a community, Noah offers to help aid the club any way he can. But as the two become closer, and with no shared language to fall back on, they only risk hurting each other, as they learn to be true to themselves.