Tim is a shy -year-old athlete with a natural gift for running, dealing with the loss of his mother as well as his sexuality. However, the last four years of high school have been tough on him because of Jeff and his crew. In his last year of school, Tim is sick and tired of feeling like a loser, and wants to shine for once. He decides to stand up to Jeff by dethroning him in the 800m championship, the event Jeff is known for in school. But behind the competition and rivalry, a secret is wreaking havoc. After a personal video is shared on social media, Tim's private life is about to explode into the public eye. Soon Tim finds himself pushed to the edge because of the pressure he endures, the edge where human limits reach the point of no return.
Reasons to Buy
- An actor for most of his career, writer-director Yan England scored an Oscar nomination for his exceptional 21-minute short film "Henry" back in 2013. 1:54 marks his directorial debut for a feature film..
- We have been huge fans of lead actor Antoine-Oliver Pilon since his electrifying performance in Xavier Dolan's Mommy (2014).
- 1:54 is an intense and ultimately inspiring sports drama in the vein of Rudy or Hoosiers, but it just so happens to feature a gay male protagonist coming into his own as both an athlete and a young adult..