Ethan Roberts | United States | 6:16 | Short Film

Status: Official Selection

Two stoned boyfriends navigate unexpected vulnerability (as well as the giggles) while attempting to get off.

A micro-budget chamber piece, GETTING CLOSER utilizes the immediacy of iPhone cinematography to explore modern intimacy and what it takes to get there.

Director Biography – Ethan Roberts

Born, raised, and educated in Ohio, Ethan currently works out of Austin, Texas. With a religious background, a distinctive political eye, and an interest in queer history and discourse, Ethan makes up one half of the filmmaking partnership CINEMA~PARMESAN. His 2014 short FURIOUS SAINT JACK & OTTER, ALONE played at over thirty festivals worldwide, winning Best Drama at the Canton Film Festival and the LGBT Honorable Mention at the Columbus International Film+Video Festival. It was called “a beautifully shot and exquisitely narrated spoken-word tale” by the Wotever DIY Film Festival and was mentioned by the Calgary Herald as one of the “Five to See” at the Fairy Tales Film Festival. His 2016 short DADS won Second Place in the Best Shorts Competition at the Maumee Film Festival, where actress Katie Holmes served as a judge.