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Yungblud Announces Release Date For New Scripted Short Film ‘Mars’

The film will make its digital world premiere on Thursday, November 17, 2022 during Trans Awareness Week.

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‘MARS’ - Photo: Courtesy of Mercury Studios
‘MARS’ - Photo: Courtesy of Mercury Studios

Mercury Studios has announced that MARS, the short film inspired by British music artist Yungblud’s (Dominic Harrison) song of the same title, will make its digital world premiere on Thursday, November 17, 2022 during Trans Awareness Week.

To celebrate Spirit Day, during which millions will wear purple in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, the digital world premiere event will include an introduction by Yungblud and star Yasmin Finney, a screening of the 21-minute film, and a panel discussion hosted by GLAAD.

MARS (2022) Trailer

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Written by Chris Bush (“Standing at the Sky’s Edge,” “Faustus: That Damned Woman”) and directed by Abel Rubinstein, MARS is a frank and funny scripted short of self-discovery set in the north of England, that follows a day in the life of Charlie Acaster (Finney).

All Charlie has ever wanted is a regular teenage existence–at least that’s what she thinks. Now one extraordinary night will make her reassess what truly matters. Shot in November 2021 in Blackpool, UK, MARS also features a supporting cast of new and emerging talent as Charlie’s friends and peers, including Leah Choudhry as Maisie and Pete MacHale as Pete. The production committed to securing on and off-screen talent from the trans, non-binary and wider LGBTQ+ community.

“I’m so honored to present you our beautiful film MARS,” Yungblud/Dominic Harrison states. “I believe this is the start of something truly groundbreaking and truly special. This all came from the idea that we could facilitate bringing characters to life by assembling a team of cast and crew that fully represent the communities whose stories we wanted to tell.

“We set out to bring talented creatives together, some experienced, some whose star was already rising and some who’d never been on a film set before. Giving people a platform to tell their stories with truth and integrity means so much to me and I feel that’s what we’ve achieved with this film. The love and friendship and warmth I felt being around this beautiful team was a hugely powerful experience and I truly feel gives a little glimpse into the lives of young people.”

Visit MARS’ official Moment site for more information.

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