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Party With The Aspie

Nate is twenty-three years old, living with Asperger’s Syndrome
and discovering the horrors of the brutal gay dating scene in
Sydney. After his well meaning best friends sign him up on
Grindr against his will Nate has to overcome his fear of pretty
much everything to face one more terrifying date.
Will it end in tears or will he find the man of his dreams?

  • Kyle Goldfinch
  • Craig Boreham
    Teenage Kicks (Feature Film 2017) , Ostia - La notte finale (Short, 2011), Drowning (Short 2009), Transient (Short 2005)
  • Craig Boreham
    Teenage Kicks (Feature Film 2017)
  • Annmaree J Bell
    Teenage Kicks (Feature Film 2017)
  • Brodie Pyke
    Spectrum (Short 2017), Paradise (Short 2017)
  • Dean Francis
    Director of Photography
    Drown (Director, Feature 2016)
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
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  • Country of Origin:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • LGBT Film Festival Poland
    Audience Choice Award - Teenage Kicks
  • Iris Prize
    Best Male Performer in a Feature Film - Teenage Kicks
  • Queer Fruits Film Festival
    Winner - – Outstanding Short Film - OSTIA LA NOTTE FINALE
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
    Sydney/ Australia
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
    National Film and Sound Archive Orlando Award - Drowning
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
    Sydney / Australia
    – Best Film– Drowning
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
    Melbourne / Australia
    Best Film - Drowning
  • Iris Prize
    Iris Prize - Drowning 2011
  • St Kilda Film Festival
    Melbourne / Australia
    Best Screenplay - Drowning
  • Courts des îles Film Festival
    Best Screenplay - Drowning
Writer Biography - Kyle Goldfinch, Craig Boreham

Kyle Goldfinch (Writer)

Kyle Goldfinch is a 25 year old writer and filmmaker based in Sydney who has been highly engaged working in the LGBT screen space. He has been heavily involved in the non for profit organisation Queer Screen, in numerous roles including general assistant, programming team and youth outreach officer for both the Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film fest. In his work with Queer Screen’s programming team.

Kyle has viewed hundreds of short films gaining a strong understanding of the world of queer cinema as well as an extensive network within the international queer film
festival circuit. Kyle was the magazine editor of Popcorn Magazine and a blogger and activist focussed on discussing LGBT rights and education. He is passionate about screen representation for underrepresented sections of the community with particular focus on the LGBTQI+ and disability communities.

Party With The Aspie is Kyle’s second script after his student short film Flood (2014) that detailed the life of a young boy afraid of coming out of the closet. Kyle is working on developing Party With the Aspie as a longer form web project.

Craig Boreham (Writer)

Craig Boreham, is a Sydney based writer, director. A graduate of UTS and AFTRS, his films have been seen in over 150 festival screenings internationally and received numerous awards including Best Film – My Queer Career, Mardi Gras Film Festival, The City of Melbourne Best Short Film Award, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and National Film Sound Archive Orlando Award.

His short drama Transient, premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Teddy Award for best short film and the following year Craig was invited to return to Berlin as one of two Australian directors chosen to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus with classes with industry heavy weights such as Michel Gondry, Wim Wenders, Christopher Doyle, and Anthony Dod Mantle.

In 2008 a retrospective of Craig’s work, CINEMA OF TRUE POISON was presented by Fundacion Triangulo in Madrid. In 2016 Craig completed his debut feature film Teenage
Kicks based on his award winning short Drowning and was nominated for the Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in Feature Film in 2017.

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Writer Statement

Party With The Aspie is my second film as a writer on board and the first that i’m working with such a talented group of professional screen practitioners. It can be extremely hard to get a foothold in this industry and I have found my disability to be a real obstacle
to being taken seriously.

People don’t understand what living with Aspergers is like and often don’t even know what it is. I feel like I have learnt a lot through developing the script with the team and I am excited about the opportunity to develop my skills as a writer and a filmmaker through the mentorship of people like director Craig Boreham (Teenage Kicks), producer Annmaree Bell and the rest of the creative team.

As a disabled up and coming screenwriter I am driven to tell our stories and am focussed on developing my skills for a career in the film and media industry.

Party With The Aspie will be a pivotal step to move me toward the next phase of my career. Mostly importantly I am excited about taking the story out into the world and reaching people who can relate to it either because they too live with Asperger’s Syndrome or are made to feel different in any other way. Party With The Aspie
is about owning our difference and celebrating it and I can’t wait to see it come to life.