Shadows in the closet

Summary

The true story of a Cincinnati man who struggles with years of sexual abuse as a child, the realization that he is gay as a teen, and later the diagnosis of being mentally ill. Under psychological treatment for over 13 years, stigmas and perceptions haunt him until he finally reveals his lifelong story to his doctors. Public and self acceptance is challenging and difficult to attain after hiding the truth for so many years.

Cast

Wayne Goodrich

Christine Brady

Josh Galloway

Gavin Ferguson

Director

Kenny Lykins

Writer

Wayne Goodrich

Awards

Los Angeles Film Awards

Award-Best LGBTQ Film


LA Shorts Film Festival

Best Documentary-Diamond Award


Oniros Film Awards (Italy) 

Award - Best LGBTQ Film-Documentary 


Mindfield Film Festival—Albuquerque

Best Documentary-Short -Gold Award

Best Director-Gold Award-Kenny Lykins 
Best Actor-Platinum Award-Wayne Goodrich 
Best Editing-Gold Award-Wayne Goodrich 
Best Cinematography-Bronze Award-Kenny Lykins 


Best Shorts Competition 

Award of Recognition- Documentary Short 

Award of Recognition-LGBT


Firefly Film Competition, Los Angeles

Best Short Documentary-Diamond Award

Best Actor-Wayne Goodrich-Platinum Award


Hollywood Hills Film Awards

Award-Best Short Film Documentary


The true story of a Cincinnati man who struggles with years of sexual abuse as a child, the realization that he is gay as a teen, and later the diagnosis of being mentally ill. Under psychological treatment for over 13 years, stigmas and perceptions haunt him until he finally reveals his lifelong story to his doctors.