Unicorn Boy

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Unicorn Boy

91 mins | United States | 2022

Director: Matt Kiel
Producer: Matt Kiel
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Screenwriter: Matt Kiel
Editor: Matt Kiel
Cast: Matt Kiel, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Harold Perrineau, Parvesh Cheena, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sarah Natochenny, Sethward, Cindy Paola, Katie Leclerc, Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Alyssa Sabo, Kristin Sanchez, Marshall Givens, Neil Garguilo, Chris Alvarado, Mark Sipka, Nancy Hale, Sinead De Vries, Sean Cowhig
Genre Tags: Animation, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Fantasy
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Animation,LGBTQ

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) UNICORN BOY is a Young Adult, coming-of-age animated feature which explores the complexity of first heartbreak and gender identity, created and animated entirely by the imaginative Matt Kiel. The story follows Matty, a down-on-their-luck artist, distraught by a recent breakup, who is magically sucked into a unicorn-run alternate dimension. Now, Matty must work with their new unicorn friends to conquer a dark force, bringing peace to their kingdom and emotional stability to their bleak Silver Lake life. This auteur-driven portrait of one’s former self is a beautiful reflection of the challenges that come along with growth and self-discovery. Kiel explores areas of their past personal life, leading to the person that they’ve become today.