Rhombus Media producing Stephen Dunn debut feature

Director Stephen Dunn, having last week won the student visionary award at Tribeca for his short film Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, is working on his debut feature with Rhombus Media.

Closet Monster, about a teenage boy fighting to reclaim his life in St. John’s after a turbulent childhood as he comes to terms with his sexuality, is in development and set for a summer/fall 2014 shoot.

Niv Fichman at Rhombus will produce.

Work on the debut feature follows Dunn and his Life Doesn’t Frighten Me taking the Platonic Haircut award at Tribeca.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me is a sweet coming-of-age-story that displays its writer’s/director’s unique voice through humor, drama and whimsy, in a way that brings true depth to his charming yet conflicted characters,” said Tribeca jury member Danny Strong in a citation.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,  which stars Gordon Pinsent, earlier won the best live action film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival’s student film showcase.

Dunn is also doing post-production work on a Canadian Film Centre short film, We Wanted More.