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Stories of discovery and self-actualization.

Films: Plaisir; Cuttlefish; WILDMAN; London Arabia; Dolapo Is Fine

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Cuttlefish is a coming-of-age short film that follows a twelve-year-old tomboy after unexpected encounters at school and at home. Ronnie’s confrontations push her to reflect on the space that exists between internal and outward-facing presentations of identity. How can facets our characters simultaneously act as a source of vulnerability and empowerment; pride and isolation; empathy and hate? Ronnie learns to find comfort in fluid expressions of gender and sexuality.

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Film Contact:

Alexandra Geller


  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    U.S. Premiere
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Alexandra Geller
  • Screenwriter
    Alexandra Geller
  • Producer
    Tara Duffy, Michelle Falcón Fontánez
  • Executive Producer
    Nina Farouk
  • Cast
    Angelina Nickerson, Muhammed Cham, Jonny Mars, Lee Eddy