Dir: Richard Squires
14 mins 30 secs, 2K DCP, Dolby 5.1
Ghost Boy: Art Erikson
Chuck: Anthony Powell
Bobby: Eric Geynes
Animation: Elroy Simmons
Cinematography: Alex Grigoras, Richard Squires
Composer: Oliver Davis
Sound Design & Mix: Chu-Li Shewring
Consultant Editor: Lucy Harris
“I am a diagnosis… a medico-legal construct… of capitalist design”
Suburban London, the 1980s. A stranger in the family becomes a ghost child and awakens the monsters and desires of a queer childhood.
Commenced during lockdown and shot in the neighbourhoods the filmmaker grew up in, THE PERPETRATORS collages moody analogue film, original animation and archival materials in a dreamy autofiction of queer darkness that ponders the correlations between Stranger danger, the construction of homosexual identity and the institution of the family.