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The Tormentors

17m Drama 2016

THE TORMENTORS is a gritty and confronting short film, that addresses workplace discrimination and the turmoil caused, when a middle classed family’s values and beliefs are challenged.  Set in Melbourne, Australia, THE TORMENTORS deals with the subject of homophobia in a family run motor mechanics business.  Homophobia in the workplace is a very real problem and according to new research (‘The Age’ Newspaper) gay and lesbian staff are being forced to stay in the closet or choose self-employment to avoid workplace homophobia. Informal discrimination, such as jokes or exclusion, is a prevailing problem, despite dramatic cultural and legal improvements in recent years.

Director

Darren L. Downs

Producer

Darren L. Downs

Director of Photography

Brandon De Wys

Cinematography

Matt Weatheritt

Sound Designer

Mark Farrow & Eric McKimm

Language

English

Country

Australia

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