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I Am Your Friend

A friendship is put to the test when two teenage boys are left alone for the weekend. As the teenagers confront their neighborhood rivals, horseplay escalates to violence throwing their loyalty to one another into question.

Director’s Notes

I AM YOUR FRIEND is inspired by my experiences with toxic masculinity while growing in New England and how my friendships were either made stronger or fell apart. Our relationships as kids are complicated and fragile. The dynamic between two teenage boys is supportive and competitive, intimate and violent, loyal and mistrustful, all at the same time. Those dynamics are influenced by rivalries with other teens, girls, drugs, sex, violence and straight-up poor decision making. With this film, I wanted to send viewers back to that time in our lives, when our worlds depended so heavily on those complex connections with friends.

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