Seriously Entertainment’s NZ-made fantasy short Broken Glass has been acquired by LA-based LGBTQ content platform REVRY as an exclusive. Written and directed by Chaz Harris, the film has screened on Rialto Channel and was a featured title in the Family & Kids section of Vimeo OnDemand.
Broken Glass is a family fantasy short about 12 year old Max Petersen, bullied at school and with an abusive father at home. Escaping to his fort in the woods one day, Max encounters a mysterious creature that soon changes his life forever.
Harris said, “I originally imagined this film might be shown in schools to tackle teen bullying, and specifically the bullying of LGBT teens which is something I experienced growing up. Broken Glass was created as a proof-of-concept for my family fantasy screenplay The Glassmaker which explores these same themes in more depth.
“This short story demonstrates in metaphorical terms that sometimes bullies do just as much harm to themselves as they do to others. I’m looking forward to working with REVRY to extend the film’s reach to young people going forward.”
Created by and for the LGBTQ and allied communities, REVRY provides a subscription service to a library of curated short, medium, and long-form LGBTQ content.
“REVRY believes in storytelling that extends beyond just the queer experience, creating opportunities to bring the visions of our content partners to life, and connecting them with the community through authentic storytelling,” said Damian Pelliccione, founder and CEO of REVRY. “We believe that stories change the world, and we work with our partners to shine a light on the amazing stories of our community and empower them to tell their tales to a larger audience.”
REVRY is available on the new Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, and online, for $4.99USD a month or $54.99USD per year and offers a 30 day free trial.
Broken Glass launches globally on REVRY on Monday 3 October.