The blurb: Wyrm has two days to get his first kiss or he’ll be held back as part of the school district’s No Child Left Alone program, forced to wear his My.E.Q. Remote Monitoring collar through high school.

This coming-of-age short film isn’t explicit but it is utterly watchable and touching. It offers up the awkwardness of teenage sexuality in a very relatable way while also dealing with the other big universal theme: death. The film has played at Sundance and a bunch of other festivals. Well worth the 20 minutes.

Christopher Winterbauer has directed a selection of commercials and short films. Apparently he is turning Wyrm into a full feature film.

Length: 19:52
Director: Christopher Winterbauer