Log line: In the midst of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, Jamie finds reprieve from the monotony of isolation through their imagination, sensuality and some help from iconic onscreen queer characters.
Synopsis:Jamie is a 20 something year old non-binary person living in Melbourne. They’re whip-smart, creative and have an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema and pop culture. They’re also single, bored and perpetually horny. Forced into near-isolation during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV. What begins as mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters. Fantasy and reality merge as they recount their erotic encounters to their physician Dr. Holland and receive an unusual diagnosis. Are You Still Watching? explores the emancipatory power of the queer imagination, combining erotic fan fiction tropes, magical realism and a firm camp sensibility.
Director: Alex Cardy, Kitty Chrystal, Tali Polichtuk
Writer: Tali Polichtuk
Cast: Zoe Terakes