New This Week – 4/16/21

When an Argentinian visits North America and meets his cousin’s boyfriend, instant attraction sparks a blaze of forbidden passion and deep emotion. ‘Sebastian’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!

A flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother and her gay filmmaker grandson explore the taboos of gender, sexuality and the development of identity in a patriarchal environment. Watch ‘Madame’ now on Dekkoo!

Teenagers Jesus and Pablo travel around Monterrey city one night in order to find the right place to lose their virginity. ‘Let People Exit Before Boarding’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: The world of a married man with a seemingly perfect life is about to crack open.

Dekkoo Original: The Big Snore

From writer-director Matt Guerin, the filmmaker behind the short films Tri-Curious and The Golden Pin, The Big Snore is a brand-new 9-minute comedy about a problem that will be all-too-familiar to most couples who share a bed.

Marc and Julian (Scotty Murray and James Chapman) are a happy gay couple. They still have a spark. So much so that they worry their loud lovemaking will wake the neighbors. The only thing louder than their sex life, however, is Jules’ snoring. Shortly after they finish making love, Jules drifts off to sleep, blissfully unaware that his heavy breathing will keep light-sleeper Marc awake all night long.

A Dekkoo-Original short film, The Big Snore is available to stream now. You can watch the trailer below. Make sure to check out Matt Guerin’s previous film Tri-Curious as well.

Michael Urie, Randy Harrison, Scott Wolf, Lance Bass and more star in the gay screwball comedy Such Good People

Young couple Richard (Michael Urie) and Alex (Randy Harrison) want what everyone wants: career, kids and a gorgeous home in L.A. But it all seems so impossible until they crash a party at Edendale, their dream house, owned by Jake (Scott Wolf) and Chloe (Kate Reinders), who are hosting a fundraiser for the orphans of Bhutan. Richard and Alex hit it off with the hosts, and while house-sitting for them, discover a secret room filled with a million in cash!

When Jake and Chloe die in a “rickshaw accident” overseas, Richard and Alex worry the cash might not go to the orphans, so they break into Edendale and take the money. They earnestly try to donate the money to Jigme Wangchuck (Alec Mapa), the deputy ambassador of the Embassy of Bhutan, and his assistant Priti Khagda (Tania Gunadi). But the Embassy officials, thinking they’re being set up, refuse the money. So Richard and Alex deposit the cash, find another charity, and end up writing a check to “The Porpoise Purpose,” headed by Stuart Hendron (Lance Bass) and his assistant Olivier (Mitch Silpa).

Just then, they learn from their Realtor, Logan, (Tom Lenk), that Edendale is now on the market. They really want it but have given the money to the porpoise charity – so they stop payment on the check and use the money as down payment on the house, intending to repay the charity by taking out a second mortgage once escrow closes. But tough yet savvy LAPD Detective Dianne Kershman (Ana Ortiz) sees things differently. She tells Richard and Alex that Jake and Chloe were in fact murdered. Worried the killers must be after the money, they panic… and things only get crazier from there.

Such Good People is a hysterically funny madcap indie comedy about a gay couple who are not defined by their sexuality – but by their love and their desire for success. They’re also, of course, every bit as crazy as the straight people in the movie.

Watch the trailer for Such Good People below. The film is available now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 4/9/21

A recovering alcoholic returns to his hometown after a hiatus, and falls in love with a man who will turn his world upside down. Watch ‘Complete Strangers’ now on Dekkoo!

When famed Poet Laureate William Meredith suffers a debilitating stroke, his long-term partner Richard must fight for the right to take care of him. Based on a true story, Marathon is a poignant and inspiring testament to the triumph of love and the reserve and resilience of the human spirit. ‘Marathon’ is now playing on Dekkoo!

In this short film a diverse array of lives intersect over one night in Manchester’s gay village. ‘Spectrum’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A romantic movie in the vein of Before Sunrise or Weekend.” – NEWNOWNEXT

A lost teen searches for himself in the unique Italian indie Ernesto

Ernesto (Federico Russo) is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome.

Chapter after chapter, time passes – and people just seem to disappear. But he continues to live impromptu relationships, causing pain to himself and to others. Taking refuge in his happy moments and in political ideologies, he believes he can save his soul from suffering… although life will force him to grow and move forward.

Directed by partners Alice De Luca and Giacomo Raffaelli under their joint creative banner Freeres, Ernesto was shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio to give viewers a sense of the fragments of the lead character’s life – as if the film you’re watching were a lengthy re-working of the protagonist’s own memories.

A sexy, smart and wildly unique film, Ernesto is available now on Dekkoo. Watch the trailer below.

New This Week – 4/2/21

After the death of his father and end of his marriage Eric becomes restless and rudderless. When and old friend comes to town looking to reconnect with Eric the two must navigate unresolved issues of the past and uncertainties of the future. ‘Drawn Back Home’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Dekkoo Films presents ‘The Big Snore’. In this short film a light sleeper struggles one night to get some rest amid his man’s loud snores.

‘Little Miss Westie’ chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era. Watch ‘Little Miss Westie’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A recovering alcoholic returns to his hometown after a hiatus, and falls in love with a man who will turn his world upside down.

Now Available: Kept Boy

Kept Boy is a new dark gay comedy from George Bamber, the director behind The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green and Bloomers.

Interior Designer/Reality Show star Farleigh Knock (Thure Riefenstein) has a knack for finding and keeping beautiful things around his home. Counted among those things is Dennis (Jon Paul Phillips), a good-looking young guy who is happy living an easy, rich life, but finds himself naturally reaching the end of his 20s. So when Fairleigh gives him the unthinkable ultimatum for his 30th birthday, to get a job or get out, Dennis goes from Kept Boy to Lost Man.

Funny, sexy and snarky in all the right ways, Kept Boy is a dark gay comedy that shows life with a sugar daddy is bittersweet.

Watch the trailer for Kept Boy below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

Now Available: Why Not You

Mario (Thomas Prenn) is a sensitive and somewhat self-destructive young dancer. Always struggling to fit in and meet like-minded people, he finds difficulty in the day-to-day life of his small Italian village. At a local festival, he bumps into Lenz (Noah Saavedra), a strikingly handsome former childhood friend who left town long ago.

Instantly, old memories and suppressed feelings begin rising to the surface. Mario quickly becomes fixated on Lenz, who is now living out his dreams as an actor in Rome. Inspired, Mario decides to follow his friend to the Italian capital. When they meet in a gay bar, it becomes painfully clear that Lenz does not reciprocate his feelings.

The night takes a far more tragic turn when armed men rush in and Lenz falls victim to their attack. Escaping unharmed, Mario’s life will be forever altered by the incident and the loss that follows.

The debut feature of writer-director Evi Romen, Why Not You is a challenging character study, following a disoriented young man who senses that he must find a place for himself in the world.

Watch the trailer for Why Not You below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 3/26/21

While shooting a film in a small town, a famous actor puts his personal life and career in jeopardy by starting an intense affair with another man. ‘I Am Syd Stone’ is available now on Dekkoo!

This screwball comedy follows a young couple who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for celebrity friends who die mysteriously while overseas. Stream ‘Such Good People’ now on Dekkoo!

France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. She loses control. ‘Calamity’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A film about the lengths people go to find love, friendship, and a place to call home.

Short Film Spotlight: Verona

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is the story of two young lovers separated by their rival fraternities.

Set in a small college town wherein young men are groomed for corporate success in All-American hyper competitive fashion, Verona presents the fate of star-crossed lovers in a society that condemns the very nature of their love.

Directed by Laurie Lynd (Breakfast with Scot), Verona features star actors known from DeGrassi, All My Children, The Best Years, Paradise Falls, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Queer As Folk and more. This post-modern retelling of the greatest love story ever told brings to light the homophobic/homo-erotic dual nature of fraternity life, its perks and perils.

Verona was shot as something of a calling-card, to pave the way for public, private and corporate interest in a full-length feature film version. The project is one of passion for all those involved, hoping to present the nature of love in its truest form – and it shows.

Verona is available now on Dekkoo. Watch the trailer below.