Touch

A young man searching for solace hires a professional cuddler.

Creative team

Writer: Kathryn Alexandre
Director: Bryan Kowalsky
Producers: Kathryn Alexandre, Bryan Kowalsky, Tatiana Maslany

Filmmaker’s statement

Why are men afraid to be open with one another? Why are we scared of being vulnerable with another man? Where does that come from?

I hope Touch starts a conversation about male vulnerability and toxic masculinity. I want the audience to recognize their snap judgements about how we perceive relationships between men. And I hope that, after watching Touch, a son will hug his father the next time he sees him – and vice versa.

About Bryan Kowalsky

Bryan Kowalsky

While growing up in Simcoe, Ontario Bryan began writing and directing his own short films at the age of 12. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.

Bryan’s most recent short film, Touch, was funded by BravoFACT and won the William F. White jurors choice award at Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival 2019.

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