On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction
Shortlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

Skin to Skin

Luna - Luke Daly, Nathan Fagan


In the media and in popular culture, LGBTQ+ hook-up culture is often presented as one-dimensional. LGBTQ+ hook-up culture is often depicted as hedonistic, impersonal, and - in some instances - risky, sordid or dysfunctional. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I wanted to challenge these lazy stereotypes and lazy cultural narratives. The encounters described in our film touch on how hook-up culture can create a sense of community and kinship among some people. The film also shows how hook-up culture is a way for many people to alleviate their loneliness, trauma and shame. - Nathan Fagan, one half of Luna

Luna are an award-winning Irish directing duo, based between Dublin and London. They gravitate towards work that blurs the lines between naturalism and fantasy. Documentary and fiction. The mundane and the surreal. They've been nominated for a Cannes YDA, an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) and numerous Kinsale Shark Awards. Their short drama, 'Flicker', won the prestigious Grand Prix award at the 2020 Cork International Film Festival, placing it on the longlist for the Oscars.