Shorts On Tap presents ONE ON ONE with Allison Swank – FREE ONLINE event on Wednesday, September 15th from 7pm UK time.

[Once your reservation is completed, you will be emailed a private link to the screening page]

Director Allison Swank presents her short documentary ‘Scum Boy’ in a special One On One chat with host Jess Iszatt.
ONE ON ONE: a spotlight on a filmmaker’s work and vision.

About Allison Swank:
Allison’s style of filmmaking is grounded in a passionate curiosity about the world both past and present. She’s an attentive listener who intuits her way through stories. Throughout her career she’s developed a flexible shooting style and visual edge, which she combines with an organic approach to storytelling to create authentic and layered work that leaves viewers wanting more.

Allison got her start as an editor in Chicago, making documentaries for networks like The History Channel and National Geographic. She realized her talent as a director in New York where she created short- and long-format documentaries for The Roots’ music channels OkayAfrica and Okayplayer, working with renowned artists like Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, A$AP Rocky, and Flying Lotus.

Since moving to South Africa in 2015, she’s produced and directed documentaries, brand films, and music videos with some of the country’s most well-known and visionary artists. Her keen eye and versatile approach have since attracted international attention, taking her across the African continent to work with artists like Major Lazer and Burna Boy. Combining her experience in music and non-fiction filmmaking, she most recently traveled to Nigeria and the UK to direct a short documentary for Mr. Eazi, From Lagos to London, about the global rise of Afrobeats.

This short documentary traverses the off-the-wall psyche of Generation Z by way of visionary 3D artist, Scum Boy – a young South African, Jewish trans man living his life with illuminating fearlessness.

Despite coming of age in a time of unprecedented environmental, economical, and technological collective anxiety, Gen Z appears to be responding by living more freely and unapologetically than the generations before them. In this vein, Scum Boy offers a remarkable level of self-expression and self-acceptance that brings much needed hope to a grim future.


Shorts On Tap’s One On One is our exclusive live-streaming showcase, focusing each episode on one specific filmmaker and their work.

One On One offers an in-depth, up-close exploration of an artist’s creativity, style and vision, featuring screenings of hand-picked works from his/her catalogue followed by interviews, live commentary and Q&A sessions with the filmmaker in question.

Hosted by Shorts On Tap’s presenters and programmers, each One On One event is live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel, where a live audience will be able to interact with the filmmaker on the show, via a special chat box.

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