on Film 1: Hard Love DVD. From coming out to growing
old gracefully, online cruising to gay zombies, not
to mention an attractive assortment of striking gay
men, there’s something here for everyone of
by many talented gay directors and actors, ‘Boys
on Film’ features numerous award winning shorts
that deal with all aspects of gay life.
Boys on Film 1 : Hard Love
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- Dir. Hong Khaou
Starring Peter Peralta, Jay Brown
It is said that if one succeeds in catching a falling
leaf in mid flight, then a wish will be granted. Leung
and Will, two teenagers, venture into the woods to
catch themselves a wish but Leung longs for something
that Will isn’t willing to give. A touching
tale about the anxiety and excitement of a boy wanting
to kiss his best friend.
Gay Zombie - Dir. Michael Simon
Starring Ryan Carlberg, Brad Bilanin, Robin McDonald
A sexually confused zombie meets a boy and eats another
in this hilarious yet touching tale about how much
more the heart bleeds when undead love is not reciprocated.
Serene Hunter - Dir. Jason Bushman
Starring Eric Debets, Jonathan Stringat, Flannan Obé
Luc is more interested in sweaty hook ups than romance,
cruising the busy streets of Paris for his next brief
encounter. However, the cynical Luc can’t avoid
love entirely and eventually must decide between the
thrill of the chase or settling into a solid relationship.
Le Weekend - Dir. Timothy Smith
Starring Omar, Fernando Peres
A young, cynical French film student comes to London
for the weekend to make a film project for his course.
Disillusioned by his London experience, he’s
befriended by a stranger who shows him a side of the
city, and himself, that he never would have seen.
The story unfolds through his Super 8 film footage,
and his voice-over narration gives us an insight into
his thoughts and feelings throughout the journey.
Official Selection, London Lesbian & Gay Film
Cowboy Forever - Dir. Jean Baptiste Erreca
Starring Jones de Araújo, Ronald Rosa
Fictionalized from a true story, this docu-drama takes
us on a journey through Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul
and into the lives of a pair of Brazilian gauchos,
one of whom, Govinda, has an irrepressible attraction
to fellow cowboy John.
Scarred - Dir. Damien Rea
Starring Chris Anderson, David Durham
The once handsome Rafi has a recently disfigured face
that makes it difficult for the young and naïve
boy to meet other men. When a close friend introduces
him to Joe, an experienced and kind older man, Rafi
feels strangely drawn to the stranger. Yet he isn’t
sure why Joe doesn’t seem to mind his scars
and as Rafi knows only too well, appearances are deceiving…
Winner of the PlanetOut Short Movie Awards
Packed Lunch - Dir. Tim Hunter
Australian filmmaker Tim Hunter explores the origins
and fashion legacy of the Speedo and its iconic status
amongst gay men. Interviewing many swimwear designers,
including its creator Peter Travis along with many
candid conversations with Speedo fanatics, Hunter
humorously demonstrates how gay men can’t get
enough of what’s inside these tight fitting
Mirror, Mirror - Dir. John Winter
Starring Roy Billing
Joe’s glory days as Jana, the glamorous drag
queen, are well behind him. Sitting before his familiar
vanity mirror, Joe faces the difficult decision of
saying goodbye to his alter ego – but feisty
Jana won’t fade away without a fight.
Official Selection, Frameline International Film Festival
VGL Hung! Dir. Max Barber
Starring Marcus Proctor, Ashley Ryder
Bored and ignored, a magical website gives short and
unattractive Terry the powers to transform himself
into any hunk he desires. However, being handsome
and hung doesn’t make life any easier. Featuring
many Eurocreme stars, this is a witty modern day fairytale
about how ruthless the gay scene can be.
on Film 1: Hard Love will be released on DVD in the
UK March 9th 2009.
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