HEADLOCK

SHORT FILM | 2020 | 16 mins

An introverted high school wrestler struggles for acceptance after his secret sexual identity is exposed. 

Written & Directed by Damon Laguna

Produced by Vivian Ip

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Panavision New Filmmaker Award - Winner, 2019

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation Award - Winner, 2020

Annenberg Foundation Award - Winner, 2020

Dances With Films - Official Selection, 2020

Student Academy Awards - Finalist, 2020

Urbanworld Film Festival - Official Selection, 2020

First Look - Winner - Social Change, 2021

First Look- Winner - Outstanding Directing, 2021

Outfest Los Angeles - Official Selection, 2021

Next Generation Indie Film Awards 
- Winner - Best Short by College Student, 2021


MORE COMING SOON!

PRESS & NEWS

Dances With Films - Official Selection, 2020

Student Academy Awards - Finalist, 2020

Merry-Go-Round Magazine - Student Academy Awards Nomination

Urbanworld Film Festival - Official Selection, 2020

First Look- Winner - Social Change & Outstanding Directing, 2021

First Look Spotlight- Winner - Social Change & Outstanding Directing, 2021

Outfest Los Angeles- Official Selection, 2021

Next Generation Indie Film Awards- Winner - Best Short by College Student, 2021

Deadline
- Outfest Los Angeles - Official Selection, 2021