Playdurizm is the debut feature film from the young artist Gem Deger.

When a teenager finds himself caught in a glitchy-glitzy reality with his onscreen male idol, he does all he can to be possessed by this man and ignore the violent clues of how he got there.

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Director: Gem Deger
Writer: Morris Stuttard (based on a story by Gem Deger)
Cast: Austin Chunn, Gem Deger, Issy Stewart
Producers: Martin Raiman, Steve Reverand
Cinematographer: Cedric Larvoire
Production Design: Jitka Šívrová
Sound and Music: Petar Mrdjen
VFX: Lukasz Krawczyk

Festival Selections and Awards:


🏆 Lausanne Underground Film Festival 2020 (Switzerland) – BEST FEATURE FILM
🏆 Calgary Underground Film Festival 2021 (Canada) – BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM
🏆 Seattle Film Festival (2021) (USA) – BEST DIRECTOR, BEST EDITOR, BEST THRILLER
🏆 Atlanta Underground Film Festival (2021) (USA) – BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM
📽️ Other Worlds Film Festival 2020 (USA)
📽️ XVII Fantaspoa 2021 (Brazil)
📽️ Wicked Queer Boston LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021 (USA)
📽️ Imagine Film Festival 2021 (The Netherlands)
📽️ CineFantasy 11 2021 (Brazil)
📽️ OUTshine Film Festival 2021 (USA)
📽️ 50th Molodist Kiev International Film Festival 2021 (Ukraine)
📽️ Soho Horror Festival 2021 (UK)
📽️ Écrans Mixtes 2021 (France)
📽️ Macabro FICH 2021 (Mexico)
📽️ BUT Film Festival 2021 (The Netherlands)
📽️ Festival In&Out Nice 2021 (France)
📽️ Monsters of Film 2021 (Sweden)
📽️ Slovak Queer Film Festival 2021 (Slovakia)