Film in development. Slated for Summer 2016.
Coming-of-age LGBTQ dramedy written by Kristian Hodko
With: Zoé de Grand'Maison, Cristina Rosato, Luca Asselin, Thomas Valliières and Kristian Hodko
Michael is faced with a dilemma, when a night of drinking with friends, turns into a sensual exploration of sexual identity.
If you want to get involved in this production, please contact director-producer: Patricia Chica
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Produced and directed by Patricia Chica
Script Written by Kristian Hodko
My intention with Morning After is to tell a story that speaks to the many millions of youth in our world that deal with the pressures of sexual identity.
I have set Morning After in Montreal: the city where I grew up and that I know best, a city of passion, openness of spirit, and sexual expression. In my experience, young urban Montrealers are sensual and adventurous people. When one walks the streets of Montreal in the summer, there is sexual electricity everywhere. This energy is a vital component to Morning After. I’ve carefully chosen a cast that captures this energy, ambiguity and diversity. Combined with the heat and humidity of a summer night in the city, these five characters are seduced, and intoxicated by the city’s energy, as it invites them to explore their desires and curiosities with one another.
This film is for people in our world that exist somewhere in between the LGBTQ lines, who live in the grey zone of sexuality. I see sexuality as a living, multi-colored, and multi-layered composition of colors and tones that changes throughout our lives, in other words, I see sexuality as constantly flowing, and evolving. I would love this film to translate the message that it’s okay to have impulses, and to change your mind, and then to change it again. It’s okay to be attracted to whoever you want. It’s a journey. Enjoy it. And don’t fret having to explain yourself too much: What matters in the end is that you’re comfortable in your own skin, not how well you fit in.
Morning After encourages us to stay open to new experiences, and to let these experiences transform us. The reason behind the title of the film is that moment Michael has by himself on the balcony: the last scene of the film, which occurs on the ‘morning after’ his sexual revelation with his friends. I wanted to capture a moment in time that we can all relate to: those rare, magical moments in our lives when we are changed forever by an experience; where the course of our lives has shifted, the way we see ourselves and the world would never be the same.