Brett Hanover

Assistant Directors
Alanna Stewart
Katherine Dohan

Additional Art and Writing

Original Music
Brian Saia

Karolina Glusiec
Ben Holm
Eusong Lee

Official Poster

Rukus on Facebook

Rukus [2017]

A hybrid of documentary and fiction, Rukus is a queer coming of age story set in the liminal spaces of furry conventions, southern punk houses, and virtual worlds. Rukus is a 20-year-old furry artist, living with his boyfriend Sable in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. In his sketchbooks, Rukus is constructing an imaginary universe - a sprawling graphic novel in which painful childhood memories are restaged as an epic fantasy. Brett is a 16-year-old filmmaker with OCD, working on a documentary about kinky subcultures in spite of his own anxiety. After an interview leads to an online friendship, their lives entwine in ways that push them into strange, unexplored territories.


4/20 - 4/24/18 Anthology Film Archives
The Cinema of Gender Transgression: Trans Film (Screening Series)

4/13/18 Indie Grits Film Festival

4/6/18 Furry Weekend Atlanta

3/11 - 3/16/18 SXSW Film Festival

2/2/18 SF IndieFest


3/14/18 - Commercial Appeal
Memphis Filmmakers Bring the "Rukus" to SXSW

3/14/18 - Hammer to Nail
Rukus: Furry Doc Hybrid

1/31/18 - SXSW
SXSW Film Festival Announces 2018 Features

1/27/18 - Dogpatch Press
Rukus is a furry movie premiering on Feb 2 – a review by Marbles