After

A poetic exploration of sexual awakening, unexplored fantasy and death that ultimately tears three teenage friends apart.  Inspired by the poem 'After School, Street Football, Eighth Grade' by Dennis Cooper.

Written, Directed by Mark Pariselli
Produced by Laura Desiree, Sophie Bolvary
Starring: Matthew Armet, Andrew Holland, Cole Alvis, Jamieson Child
Cinematography by Kirk Holmes
Editing by Jeffrey Zablotny 

Awards

  • Best Short Film (Sicilia Queer Film Festival, 2011)                                              
  • Best Sound Design (Cineseige, 2009)
  • Honourable Mention: Best Up and Coming Toronto Film or Video Maker Award (Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, 2009) 

Screenings

  • Retrospective of Short Works, Never Apart, Montreal (October 2016)           
  • Retrospective of Short Works, The Short Films of Mark Pariselli 2010 – 2015, AltFest – New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York City (June 2016)
  • Retrospective of Short Works, Prismatic Intersection: Humber College’s LGBT Awareness Week (March 2016)                                                                                     
  • Retrospective of Short Works, ‘Divergent Desires:  The Short Films of Mark Pariselli,’ Videofag Artspace, Toronto (November 2012)                                                                                         
  • Retrospective of Short Works, Sicilia Queer Film Festival (June 2012)
  • Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival – Monthly Movie Club (April 2012)    
  • Sicilian Film Festival (April 2012)                                                                          
  • Merlinka International Queer Film Festival (2011)                                      
  • Genres d’à côté’ – Pink Screens Film Festival – Belgium (2011)                                    
  • N/A Collective Film Festival – Toronto (Oct 2011)
  • Q! Film Festival – Indonesia (2011)                                                                               
  • D'un Bord à l'Autre (Festival de films Gays & Lesbiens) – Orléans, France (2011)
  • Louisville LGBT Film Festival (Aug 2011)
  • Mascara & Popcorn Festival – Montreal (Jul 2011)
  • Out Takes Queer Film Festival – New Zealand (2011)                                                
  • Sicilia Queer Film Festival (2011)                                                                     
  • Identities Queer Film Festival (2011)                                                             
  • MIX Mexico – Festival De Diversidad Sexual En Cine Y Video (2011)
  • Radical Queer Semaine 2011 (Mar 2011)
  • ReelOut – Kingston Queer Film + Video Festival (2011)   
  • Outrageous – Santa Barbara's LGBTQ Film Festival (Nov 2010)
  • Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Oct 2010)
  • ImageOUT – The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (Oct 2010)
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Oct 2010)
  • Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Oct 2010)
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (Sep 2010)
  • Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2010)                                      
  • Queer Lisboa (2010)                                                                                   
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Aug 2010)
  • Philadelphia QFest (Jul 2010)
  • Frameline – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (2010)                         
  • NewFest – New York LGBT Film Festival (2010)                                                         
  • MIX Milano Film Festival (2010)                                                                                
  • Cream of the Crop – screening of selected films from Inside Out 2010 (Jun 2010)
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival (2010)                      
  • Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg – Freiburg International Gay Film Festival (2010)           
  • Outview – Athens Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2010)                                                  
  • Paris Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (2009)                                                              
  • Queersicht – Bern Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (2009)                                   
  • Reeling – Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Nov 2009)
  • Image+Nation – Montreal International LGBT Film Festival (2009)                           
  • Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (2009)                                                                      
  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (2009)                                                                 
  • Iris Prize Festival (2009)                                                                                                  
  • Skeive Filmer – Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2009)