Director
Brett Hanover

Assistant Directors
Alanna Stewart
Katherine Dohan

Additional Art and Writing
Rukus

Original Music
Brian Saia

Animation
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.


Screenings

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


Press

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