VIDEO: Leombruno’s Film Selected For Boston Short Film Festival
BOSTON – Framingham High graduate Alex Leombruno’s film I Love You Don’t Leave Me has been selected for the Boston Short Film Festival.
The Festival is July 12-15 at The Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema at 355 Binney Street in Cambridge.
Leombruno’s film will be screened on Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. The public can attend the screening.
Leombruno’s film is based on a young girl dealing with the struggles of an eating disorder. The film was her senior thesis at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Her 15-minute film is described as “An absurdist drama following the endless torment experienced by a young woman dealing with an eating disorder. As she tries to cope with obsessive tendencies and routines, Ghillie, a looming swamp monster, follows close behind. Ghillie is the most prominent thing in Morgan’s life — that is, until she meets a strange neighbor while out jogging and invites her over for dinner. What ensues is a stressful encounter for Morgan as she tries to fight past the thoughts of Ghillie.”
Leombruno is a queer filmmaker and musician. Her body of work explores autobiographical themes of queerness, mental-illness, and adolescence. Through narrative and experimental films, she creates worlds and characters rich with vulnerability and emotion.
Earlier this year, Leombruno’s film was selected into the 2022 Worldwide Women’s Film Festival.
Films selected into the Boston Short Film Festival are nominated into The Producer’s Night in December in Los Angeles.
Leombruno was also the recipient of the Tarkovski Grant from the Boston Short Film Festival.
Started in 2015, Tarkovski Grant supports hundreds of filmmakers each year in their challenging journeys as independent filmmakers. The award is roughly $250.