Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival

He Won’t Belong


Country of Origin: USA

In the midst of a storm on a desolate strip of California’s lost coast, Theo spots a young shivering stranger named Connor on the side of the road and brings him back to his home for shelter. While they wait for the storm to pass, they begin to uncover each others past wounds.


Dominic Mercurio

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Dominic Mercurio is an award-winning San Francisco based filmmaker & musician as well as a 2023 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident. Over the past decade he’s become known for his surreal and nightmarish music video work for artists like Tune-Yards, The Seshen, Foxtails Brigade, and more. He Won’t Belong, which he wrote, directed, & edited, marks his first narrative short to hit the festival circuit. Outside of film, he plays drums in the Oakland-based band Foxtails Brigade.