Stephen Dunn – Closet Monster (2015)


A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

As seen at:

35th Istanbul Film Festival (2016)
40th Toronto International Film Festival | TIFF – 2015
Cinetopia International Film Festival 2016
Vilnius Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” 2016

Closet Monster is a 2015 Canadian drama film written and directed by Stephen Dunn and starring Connor Jessup, released in 2015. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Canadian Feature.

The film went into general theatrical release in July 2016.

Closet Monster is Dunn’s debut feature film. It was shot in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and is a Rhombus Media and Best Boy Entertainment production. The film was funded and produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Rogers Telefund. The film will be distributed by Elevation Pictures in Canada, with Fortissimo Films handling international sales.

The film won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. In December, the film was announced as part of TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top Ten screening series of the ten best Canadian films of the year.


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