AKA (film)

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AKA Film Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Duncan Roy
Produced by Richard West
Written by Duncan Roy
Starring Matthew Leitch
Diana Quick
George Asprey
Lindsey Coulson
Music by Matt Rowe
Cinematography Steve Brooke Smith
Ingrid Domeij
Steve Smith
Scott Taylor
Claire Vinson
Edited by Lawrence Catford
Jon Cross
Jackie Ophir
Distributed by Empire Pictures Inc.
Release date
  • 19 January 2002 (2002-01-19)
Running time
123 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

AKA is a 2002 drama film, the first by director and writer Duncan Roy. The film is set in the late 1970s in Britain and deals with the story of Dean, an 18-year-old boy who assumes another identity in order to enter high society. Dean then meets David, an older gay man who desires him and Benjamin, a young Texan hustler.[1] It is largely an autobiographical account of Duncan Roy's early life.

The screen consists of a row of three frames, showing three perspectives.



The film has been nominated for several awards, especially in the gay community.

  • 2002 — Nominated for the British Independent Film Awards.
  • 2002 — Won the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
  • 2002 — Won the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
  • 2002 — Won L.A. Outfest.
  • 2002 — Won the Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
  • 2003 — Nominated for the BAFTA Awards.
  • 2003 — Nominated for the Emden International Film Festival.
  • 2004 — Won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.


  1. ^ "AKA (2002)". Rotten tomatoes. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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