18 min


A short narrative art film - a drag-ball retelling of the past set in the future.

Knowing via a prophecy that they are destined for a gruesome death, a hedonistic, genderqueer Roman Emperor Elagabalus embraces a life of luxury and excess.

Festival Selections:


Image+Nation, Montreal

Film School Fest, Munich

Gold Coast Queer Film Festival, Australia

Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden

NewFest, New York

Cinefest OZ, Australia

Director: Xanthie Dobbie

Producer: Alexis Talbot-Smith

Screenplay: Sam Herriman

Director of Photography: Sidat de Silva

Production Design: Lily Bennett & Max Boutwell Draper

Costume: William Trab

Make Up: Jade Diaz