This year Pride Month will take a slightly different shape, like many other events due to COVID-19 it has had to go virtual in many aspects, for example, the London Pride parade has been postponed to 2021.
In celebration of Pride month, We are happy to announce we have just taken on distribution of “Spectrum” (UK, 2019) a short anthology film directed by Kieron Moore, Abigail Henry and Christopher Bowles.
An award-winning adult-themed comedy-drama featuring “Emmerdale” star Bhasker Patel and a cameo from “Shameless” actress Alice Barry, Spectrum follows a diverse array of lives over one night in Manchester’s gay village.
A drag king and a trans woman explore their new identities. A young man hooks up with a vampire, who wants to suck his blood. An older man adopts a pup, which brings him the attention he craved. And an awkward bisexual has forgotten to come out to both his girlfriend and his ex-boyfriend.
Written and directed by a group of LGBTQ filmmakers. Kieron Moore is a professional theatre script editor and comic book writer and has previously produced short films and web series. Abigail Henry is an independent filmmaker with experience in short films and music videos and works in theatre. Christopher Bowles is an award-winning playwright and performance poet on the Manchester scene.
The films creator Kieron Moore states:
“When we shot Spectrum in 2018, our aim was to capture on screen the experience of a night out in Manchester’s gay village, but we had no idea that two years later, we’d be distributing it at a time when such a night out is impossible. The film’s become a kind of accidental time capsule of pre-pandemic life, and at this time when entertainment is needed more than ever, we hope it can serve as a replacement for the clubs and bars we’re all missing and help viewers have a happy and safe Pride Month. We’re thrilled to have it represented by Videoplugger and are looking forward to working with them to get Spectrum to audiences across the world.”
Factfile: Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.