Headlock

As my senior thesis at Wesleyan University, I wrote and directed Headlock, a short film about the experiences of a closeted high school wrestler.

The film was awarded the NNK Award for Best Screenplay and Honors by Wesleyan University, and has screened at Festival Angaelica, the Golden Door International Film Festival, the New Haven International Film Festival, the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival, and the Cinema World Film Festival. The production was supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Writer, Director, Producer, Editor: Jacob Sussman
Director of Photography: Joseph Eusebio
Producer: Bailey Softness
Assistant Director: Wyatt Winborne

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