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Confessions of a Late Bloomer

New York Premiere

USA | 15 MINUTES | English |


For 15-year-old Donny, high school is more irritating than a lifelong case of athlete's foot. He's the smallest in the class and is only ever noticed when he's the butt of someone's joke. To escape the pummeling of his life, he meakly accepts the school bully's dare to kiss Sheila, the girl of his dreams. Suddenly Donny finds himself on an absurd journey to manhood. By the end, he proves to the world that manliness is just a state of mind... and a little fake body hair.


Directed by Ishai Setton and Jen McGowan

After receiving her B.F.A. in 1997 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Jen McGowan started working on features for various production companies. Her first short film, She Never, won an award at the Rochester International Film Festival. She then returned to school, earning her M.F.A. from the University of Southern California before going on to direct numerous short films. McGowan is currently working on a script that she hopes to develop into her debut feature.