Film Details

Runtime: 83 mins

Language: English

Director: Mark Blane & Ben Mankoff

Country: USA

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, LGBTQ


In this coming-of-age dramedy shot on 16mm and based on the director’s life, a misanthropic gay artist packs up and moves out of his family’s garage in Indiana and heads to Brooklyn. Unable to sustain himself or any relationships in his new town, he turns to babysitting where he finds hope and self-discipline through his friendship with sensitive 6-year-old Milo. He also sparks a friendship with the adult superhero 'Leather-Man' who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake. A little surreal and a whole lot of fun, Cubby is true indie gem.

Distinguished Feelings

Director: Koeren Mariano
France, 12 mins (French with English subtitles)


Ben Mankoff

Ben Mankoff - Co-Director

Ithalie Gonzalez

Ithalie Gonzalez - Media Associate

"A man-child moves out and meets an adult superhero 'Leather-Man' who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake."


Honors -

- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)
- Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)
- Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Presenting Sponsors

Edge Media Network OUTshine Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival