14:50

Documentary: PINK BOY

Eric Rockey


LGBTIQ

Lesbian partners BJ and Sherrie adopt Jeffrey when he is two months old. As the years pass, Jeffrey’s inclination towards “girl only” clothing, hobbies & behaviours increases. His parents support his wishes however they worry about his future growing up in a conservative neighbourhood.


Writer

Eric Rockey



Producer

Eric Rockey



Festivals

2017 Webby Award, Documentary Film People’s Choice / Palm Springs Shortfest (Jury Award for Best Documentary) / DOC NYC (Jury Award for Best Short) / Sheffield Doc Festival



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