The Runner follows a strange woman as she travels to a secluded, rural town where her violent compulsions are slowly revealed. The story intertwines with band Boy Harsher performing on a public access channel. Their music scores the strange woman’s descent deeper into the unknown. Featuring break-out performances by musician Kris Esfandiari (King Woman), performance artist Sigrid Lauren (FlucT), and musician Cooper B. Handy (Lucy).

Screening dates and more info can be found here, including Saturday February 26, 2022 at the Royal Cinema in Toronto. Tickets here. Interesting article with more info on the film, and a chat with the band can be found here.

Boy Harsher formed in 2013 in Savannah, Georgia, and are currently based in Northampton, Massachusetts. The band consists of vocalist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller, who have become somewhat of a cult following after their song “Pain”become an underground dance club hit. Matthews and Muller own and run the label Nude Club Records, which is exclusively devoted to Boy Harsher and related artists. Matthews and Muller are also life partners.


Boy Harsher performs live at the Opera House in Toronto on July 18, 2022. Get your Boy Harsher music and merchandise here. A full list of all recordings can be found here.

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.