A five minute dance-comedy featuring a young woman, SHIRLEY,on her way to a job interview, who crashes into a teenage head-banger, IVAN, at a bus stop and accidentally swaps into his body and mind. She takes on his persona, and traverses the city on his way home. As a window and mirror into the complex realities of gender orientation and adolescent identity, 'bANGER: tHe Journey' propels the viewer along on a humorous but thought-provoking ride into explorations of gun fetishism, notions of heroism, and misplaced teenage desire. This short film explores the existence of a woman inside a teenage boy, to ultimately reflect a whole and vulnerable human image.
Starring Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg as IVAN & SHIRLEY
Based on the stage show 'bAnger, The Power Hour' by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg.
Original Music by Marc Stewart
Produced by Robyn Weiner
Directed by jamie griffiths
Director of Cinematography Kieran Humphries
This film was made possible by a grant from Bravo!FACT TV (Canada)