Turning the Tables
“Cool kid” Drew (Ben Hargreaves) is James’ (Eden Ocean Sanders) sexual fantasy, but Drew is also James’ bully. In a single moment, James faces off against both Drew the bully and Drew the fantasy. Here is a short film that turns the tables on the victim and the abuser.
James is secretly in love with the boy whose daily task is to make his life a misery. But this has not prevented James from fantasizing about the way it could have been if they both were on the same team. James has always been able to stick up for himself and he thinks kisses are so much better than punches.
There is a lot going on in this short film that was directed and co-written by Philip J. Connell and this is because of the natural interplay between the two stars and the idea of a love / hate relationship between victim and bully. We wonder if there is more to Drew’s bullying, than meets the eye.