This collection of popular gay short films includes two award-winning short musicals: FAIRIES directed by Tom Gustafsen, which was the basis for the hit movie WERE THE WORLD MINE, and the colorful and romantic BOYCRAZY plus four other acclaimed shorts: TEDDY, a wistful story of a man trying to win back his ex lover; THE BACK ROOM, the surprising story of unexpected romance between two art lovers; FREQUENT TRAVELER, about a man with a crush on an airport guard; and DISH, a look at a kids bragging via text message.
Fun and fantastical! Robert Hawk, Producer (The Slaughter Rule, Trick)
Timothy is bullied by homophobic classmates at his all boys high school. While studying A Midsummer Night's Dream, he imagines a world where he isn't so different. This original short was the inspiration for the smash hit feature, Were The World Mine.
Directed by Tom Gustafson. USA (20 min.)
Entertaining . . . teeming with personality! Sam Roberts, Slamdance
Emo kids Israel and Louie walk around their East Los Angeles neighborhood dishing about their high school classmates. After listening to Louie boast about his sexual escapades, Israel decides he has some catching up to do. Featuring a stand-out performance by Matthew Monge as young Israel. Directed by Brian Harris Krinsky. USA (16 min.)
The sweetest drama of the year! North Carolina GL Film Fest
Can Tony rekindle some romance with his ex-boyfriend Neil (despite Neil s new boyfriend, Phil)? A story of two men and a bear. Directed by Christopher Banks. New Zealand (13 min.)
A crush on the airport security guard causes one traveler to go to creative lengths in his pursuit. Directed by Patricia Bateria. Germany. (8 min.)
The Back Room
A gem of a short! indiewire.com
Just before closing, a bookstore manager helps a mysterious stranger find information on an artist who recently inspired him during a trip to Florence. As the stranger s story unfolds and the search for the elusive painting begins, these men uncover astonishing connections to the art and each other. Directed by Greg Ivan Smith. USA (16 min.)
Fun, catchy, cute! Homorazzi.com
Corey (the fabulous James May) enjoys the single gay life, yet still searches for love at the gym, the beach and in a singing chat room! When co-worker Derek and ex-boyfriend Nathan pursue Corey at the same time, he faces a difficult decision in this wonderful, colorful, romantic, musical-comedy extravaganza. Directed by John Sobrack. USA. (25 min.)