‘Church & Other Dirty Words’ consists of nine poetic short films. Based on poetry written by Brad Cohen and directed by Sian Williams. The collection explores the strange transformations within queer culture today, ranging from toxic masculinity to internalised homophobia.
‘Masc4Masc’ is the second instalment of the short film collection, directly taken from Brad Cohen’s first poetry collection.
Exploring toxic masculinity, internalised homophobia and gender politics – ‘Masc4Masc’ brings Grindr to poetry and discusses how it feels to be ‘femme shamed’ by gay men who boast about their sexual preferences.
Director Sian Williams is directing the film adaptation of this collection and has co-wrote the screenplays. Williams has previously screened at Fringe Queer Arts Festival and FEST in Portugal. William’s signature experimental and eerie style lends itself to the unique project.
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Brad Cohen’s website: bradcohen.co.uk
Sian William’s website: sianalexandrawilliams.com
Written by Brad Cohen (Insta: @bradderie Web: bradcohen.co.uk)
Directed and Edited by Sian Williams (Insta: @gingersiany)
Principal Camera by Sian Williams
Sound Design by Matt Williams/Sian Williams
Starring Joseph Connolly
Font ‘Lemon/Milk’ by MARSNEV