In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

Director's Biography

Naïla Guiguet graduated in 2019 from the Femis’ Cinema School Scenario Department, where she made a student short film ROUGH SKIN. During her time at the Femis, she co-wrote with Arnaud Desplechin, Catherine Corsini and Thomas Salvador. Naïla Guiguet is also a DJ and a founding member of the Collective Possession. This collective organises techno LGBTQI+ evenings. During one such evenings, she shoots DUSTIN, her first short film as a professional.

2019 - LA PEAU DURE, short
2020 - DUSTIN, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Naïla Guiguet

Written by: Naïla Guiguet

Produced by: Jean-Etienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau

Cinematography: Claire Mathon

Editing: Nathan Jacquard, Vincent Tricon

Production Design: Pauline Thomas

Costume Design: Hugo Rossi

Sound: Jean-Charles Bastion

Main Cast: Juan Corrales (Juan), Dustin Muchuvitz (Dustin), Félix Maritaud (Félix), Raya Martigny (Raya)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021