is an annual DVD project that promotes up-and-coming gay and lesbian artists and other talented artists who produce works that our community can relate to. Alluvial Filmworks has a history of giving filmmakers a launching pad for success by distributing their films about the lives of gays and lesbians. This short film collection will continue that tradition. In this new collection of shorts, enjoy five shorts - two comedies, a drama, a documentary and a comic horror film.
Different: Different, an award-winning playful teen comedy about a high school where gay is the norm and homecoming is just a few days away. Different won the Grand Prize for Best Student Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. It has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide and has opened for award-winning queer features including Boys Don't Cry, Eating Out and Girl Play. Different's leading actor Ben Hogestyn starred as the first openly gay character on ABC's General Hospital and currently stars on CBS's The Bold and The Beautiful.
A Good Son: A Good Son has also enjoyed its fair share of success. This drama tells the story of a chance encounter between two teenage boys that leads to a turning point in one of their lives. The film won the Jury Prize for Best Short at the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It also was a finalist in the Best Breakout Film/Video category at Outfest in addition to screening at over 25 film festivals worldwide.
Meet Joe Gay: Meet Joe Gay is a charming documentary by a 27-year-old gay man that expresses his attempts to understand why he's single and what it takes to have a successful relationship. This film has screened at several film festivals.
Is One of You Eddie?: In the hilarious gay comedy Is One of You Eddie?, stereotypes are challenged as four attractive gay men unfairly judge their neighbor, Eddie, because he doesn't fit the "West Hollywood" mold. Is One of You Eddie? will appear on the big screen at Los Angeles' famed ArcLight Cinema as part of LA Shorts Fest in September 2006. The short stars Robbie Laughlin from Q Television's On Q Live, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Girl and the recent film release Another Gay Movie.
The Neighborly Thing: The Neighborly Thing is a chilling tale about a man who has an overzealous obsession with his upstairs neighbor. Both leading actors in this short were nominated for Best Lead Acting categories at Shockerfest International Film Festival.