WHO’S IN IT?
Leah Lewis (Nanking), Daniel Diemer (Bloody Blacksmith), Alexxis Lemire (film debut), Catherine Curtin (The Light of the Moon), Collin Chou (The Matrix Reloaded), Enrique Murciano (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Wolfgang Novogratz (Sierra Burgess is a Loser), Becky Ann Baker (A Simple Plan), Gabi Samels (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alice Wu (Saving Face), director, writer, producer; Blair Breard (Pootie Tang) and Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), producers; Anton Sanko (Rabbit Hole), composer; Greta Zozula (Beneath the Rock), cinematographer; Ian Blume (Ben Is Back) and Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ellie Chu (Lewis), a shy high-school student who makes some extra money doing other people’s homework pages, is approached by school jock Paul Munsky (Diemer) who wants her to pen some love letters to his crush, Aster Flores (Lemire). Soon, Ellie realises that she too is falling for Aster, and the three of them soon become connected through an unexpected journey of discovery…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A fresh queer twist on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, but with enough of its own voice to stand out, The Half of It seems destined to be the next big Netflix teen breakout hit, as long as it – as well as the audience – plays its cards right when it comes to representation.