Oscar has an enjoyable childhood – until his parents separate and he witnesses an assault on a gay fellow student. Years later, Oscar still has a hard time with his own sexuality, fleeing into his own dream worlds – falling in love with handsome Wilder at work. In his directing debut, Stephen Dunn combines dream and reality in an eclectic mix, featuring Isabella Rossellini as the voice of Oscar’s talking hamster Buffy. Premiered in Toronto, where it took Best Canadian Film.
Cast: Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams, Aliocha Schneider, Joanne Kelly, Isabella Rossellini
Screenplay: Stephen Dunn
Director of Photography: Bobby Shore
Film Editor: Larry Yang, Super Zhang
Composer: Maya Postepski, Todor Kobakov
Production Designer: Lisa Soper
Costume Design: Melanie Oates
Sound: Neil McIntyre
Producer: Edward J. Martin, Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst
Production Company: Rhombus Media Inc., Best Boy Entertainment
Distributor: PRO-FUN MEDIA Filmverleih
Director: Stephen Dunn
Stephen Dunn was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1989. He shot several shorts, including SWALLOWED (2010), which won the TIFF Talent Lab Emerging Filmmaker Award at Toronto. LIFE DOESN’T FRIGHTEN ME (2012) screened at the International Festival of Film Schools in Munich. CLOSET MONSTER is Stephen Dunn‘s feature debut.