"The Things You Think I'm Thinking"


A black male burn-survivor and amputee goes on a date with a regularly-abled man for the first time since his accident.


short drama / 14:17

Prince Amponsah, Jesse LaVercombe

Directed by Sherren Lee
Written by Jesse LaVercombe
Produced by Charlie Hidalgo
Cinematography by Ian Macmillan
Edited by Simone Smith
Music by Casey Manierka-Quaile


  • **International Shorts Grand Jury Prize** - Outfest, LA 2018

  • **Special Jury Prize** - Canadian Film Festival 2018

  • **Best Canadian Short** - Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2018

  • **Breakthroughs Award** - Toronto New Wave 2018

  • **Best Actor (Prince Amponsah)** - Toronto New Wave 2018

  • **AWFJ EDA Award** - Whistler Film Festival 2017

  • **Multicultural Golden Sheaf Award** - Yorkton Film Festival 2018

  • **Director Fiction - Award** + Nominations for Short Subject (Fiction), Kathleen Shannon Award, and Best of Fest - Yorkton Film Festival 2018

  • **Best Canadian Short** - OUTeast Queer Film Festival 2018

Official Selection:

  • SXSW 2018 (Grand Jury Award Nominee)

  • Slamdance 2018

  • BFI Flare: London 2018

  • LA Film Festival 2018

  • Outfest Los Angeles 2018

  • TIFF Short Cuts: Love Letters and Mixtapes 2018

  • NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival 2018

  • Iris Prize 2018

  • Queer Screen Sydney 2018

  • CinemaQ Film Festival 2018

  • QFilms Long Beach 2018

  • Flickers.36 Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018

  • Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2018

  • Drunken Film Fest, Oakland 2018

  • Atlanta Film Festival 2018

  • CinemaQ Film Festival 2018

  • Interrobang Film Festival 2018

  • Snake Alley Festival of Film 2018

  • Athens International Film + Video Festival 2018

  • Sarasota Film Festival 2018

  • Breakthroughs Film Festival 2018

  • OUTshine Film Festival Miami 2018

  • Lovers Film Festival Torino LGBTQI Visions 2018

  • Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018

  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2018

  • Mostra FIRE!! 2018

  • Indie Street Film Festival 2018

  • Frameline42: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

  • Breakthrough Film Festival 2018

  • Out Here Now 2018: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival (Celebration of Courage Award for Short Film - FINALIST)

  • Oaxaca FilmFest 2017

  • PREMIERE: Atlantic International Film Festival 2017


“At its center is a person you don’t often get to see on the screen: Sean, a burn survivor and amputee who re-enters the world of dating. In a bar, he meets with Caleb, an able-bodied and appealing man who appears to take a romantic interest in him. And while, despite having no hands, Sean has managed to master getting around with great agility and some panache, his next roadblock is himself and being able to overcome his fears, insecurities, and trust issues — something that’s probably familiar to all of us. Ultimately, at the heart of the film are two people looking to make a human connection. And we found that we connect with them, too.”

— AWFJ EDA Award Jury