Congratulations to Samuel Leighton-Dore and the team from Showboy for being awarded the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short (Golden Reel) at the Reeling Film Festival in Chicago. Samuel is currently in the UK after attending another Showboy screening at the prestigious Iris Prize in Cardiff.
Showboy is Samuel’s debut short film and was funded by the Metro Screen and Screen Australia Raw Nerve Program, under the Breaks funding umbrella.
Sam presents Showboy at the Iris Prize in Cardiff.
After the unexpected death of his mother, a young football player finds himself struggling to support his depressed father – while fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother. Showboy was written and directed by Samuel Leighton Dore, produced by Diana Burnett and stars Lucas Pittaway and premiered at the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival.