Lucky Bugger 2002
3min | Short, Drama | 12 March 2002 (UK)
A moment in a boy’s life when he becomes aware of his own sexuality. In the dunes along a deserted beach he spies two men kissing. Although no words are spoken he agrees to keep their secret and wanders back to his parents.
Exceptional. I saw it as part of a series of Mens Shorts at the Boston Gay & Lesbian Film festival.
It opens with a young boy (about 14 or 15) wandering away from his family on the beach. It’s shot in beautiful black & white. No dialogue either. Just the sound of the wind blowing. He finds a motorcycle alone. Then, over a dune, he sees two hunky guys lying on the sand kissing. He stops and they see him. One mentions him to be silent. He nods and leaves–with a smile. Then there’s a GREAT final shot.
Beautifully done. Only 3 minutes. I have no idea where it will ever show up again but it’s well worth seeing if you get the chance.
Director: Matthew Fox
Stars: Pauline Ashworth, Daryl Byford, Neil Copplestone