Director: Shaleece Haas
From Gay Essential
This is a type of documentary film about the life and struggles of a young transgender musician. Released in 2016, Shaleece Haas is both the director and cinematographer of Real Boy. The coming-of-age film also features music by William Ryan Fritch and focuses on coming to terms with your gender identity.
Winner of eleven international film awards including “BEST DOCUMENTARY”.
“The journey a mother goes through when her child is transitioning is often left untold.”
— The Advocate
“Haas provides us with the window into the life of one individual who transitions into adulthood, choosing to be a boy and believes he is as real a boy as the ones who didn’t have a previous feminine identity.”
— Age Of The Greek
“The film is interspersed with beautiful animation by Molly Schwartz – beautiful even when overlaid with some of Ben’s darker memories about self-harm and substance abuse – and is reminiscent of another recent BFI Flare documentary, Songs For Alexis.”
— Crispy Sharp Film
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Saffron Hill
- DVD Release Date: 7 Aug. 2017
- Run Time: 72 minutes
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