A young man is sexually assaulted and subdues, punishes, then befriends his own attacker while confronting his past and the ambiguities of sexuality. Part fiction, part non-fiction, part autobiography and part dream, Friend of a Friend attempts to broaden the conversation around abuse and its motivations and implications, as well as the survivor vs. assailant dynamic and results of ostracization.
14 minute, digital 2k cinemascope animation
Written and Directed by Zachary Zezima
Produced by Ron Dyens
Music by Arthur Dairaine
Animation by Angela Stempel and Zachary Zezima
Voice acting by Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Shawn Stoner, and Isaac Kessler
Sound Design by Mathieu Z’Graggen