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I am Mackenzie

Country: USA, Language: English, 19 mins

  • Director: Artemis Anastasiadou
  • Writer: Brittany Worthington
  • Producer: Lauren Izard

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A sombre film that captures the torment that many teens face.

It's sensitively [and cinematically] done...with a mighty central performance.


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.