Holding the Man
Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2016 - Best Actor
Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 - Best Narrative Feature - People's Choice Award 2nd place
Australian Film Institute 2016 - 6 Nominations, including Best Film
Based on the much loved and hugely successful memoir and stage play of the same name, Holding the Man is the warm, funny and achingly sad story of the 15 year long love affair between Timothy Conigrave and the boy he fell in love with at high school, John Caleo. Tim was an aspiring actor. John, the captain of the school football team. Their relationship blossomed and endured in the face of prejudice, adversity and the cruel illness that devastated the gay community in the '80s.