I am Mackenzie

I am Mackenzie

Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck. I am Mackenzie is a short coming of age drama about adolescence and the feeling of not belonging; the feeling of being an alien to your home, your peers, your body, your gender. It is a story about rushing towards love, and making mistakes; a story about finding the courage to look honestly at yourself.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Director

Artemis Anastasiadou

Credits

Director: Artemis Anastasiadou
Executive Producer: Artemis Anastasiadou
Producer: Lauren Izard
Screenwriter: Brittany Worthington
Cinematographer: Sarah Hennigan
Editor: Spiros Kokkas
Production Designer: Arri Cavinness
Sound Designer: Isaac Burns, Kostas Fylaktidis
Music: Jesus A. Gerdel
Principal Cast: Shonagh Smith, Alan Nguyen, Dustin Smith, Lisa Ashby
Additional Credits: Wardrobe: Laura Gonzalez, Color Grading: Gregory Arvanitis, Associate Producers: Sarah McCulley, Miguel Valarino Salazar, Spiros Kokkas, Ass.Director: Sophia Loffreda, 2nd Ass.Director: Mira Lippold-Johnson, Gaffers: Rachel Bardin, Zack Morrison, JD DeVirgiliis

Contact

Publicity Contact
Artemis Anastasiadou
anastasiadouartemis@gmail.com
7375292971
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, LGBTQ, Mature/Adult
Screening in: Texas Shorts Program
Screening Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: Greece, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 19:43 mins