Censored Dreams takes an insightful look at filmmaking in the Philippines

Get an in-depth look into the independent film scene in the Philippines with this sexy and thought-provoking feature from director Joselito Altarejos.

Censored Dreams takes us through the process of making a gay-themed feature film by following the lives of an aspiring actor named Samuel (played by Arjay Carreon) and a struggling filmmaker named Wilfredo (Richard Quan).

Samuel has hung all of his hopes and dreams on becoming an actor. He’s hoping Wilfredo, who has also staked his livelihood on finishing their film, can help make his dreams a reality. Their hopes, unfortunately, are dashed when the Board of Censors assigns their new project an X-rating, which means it will be banned from being shown publicly. Their path toward fame and fortune is suddenly littered with even more obstacles.

Censored Dreams is available now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 2/1/19

Samuel and Wilfredo, two struggling artists in the Philippines, have put everything they have into a new independent film project that they’re hoping will launch their careers. But when the Board of Censors bans their film for having gay themes, they find more even more obstacles along to road to success. ‘Uncensored Dreams’ is available now on Dekkoo!

A young musician named Ansel has an unexpected encounter with Niall, an endearing, deaf dancer. ‘Louder Than Words’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!

In what way does communication serve as a form of self-expression, and self-expression a form of communication? ‘Words’ explores how people navigate gender and identity in the open and evolving landscape of New York City.

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Coming next week: A brand new-gay film that is a magical coming-of-age tale.

New This Week – 1/25/19

Aaron, an up-and-coming young rapper, is starting to find career success. Unfortunately, his rise is tempered by a volatile music industry, his dangerously jealous older brother and his own insecurities surrounding his sexuality. Binge the first season of ‘Single Record’ now, only on Dekkoo!

Dekkoo Films presents the gay short film, ‘1992’. Martin is seventeen and spends all day recording everything with his Hi8 camera. One day Martin meets Dominique, who works as a watchman at his school.

This documentary discusses how a small Mediterranean fishing village of some 3,500 people in 1900 has now become the Gay Mecca of the Mediterranean and can serve as an example for other less tolerant countries of harmonious LGBT integration. Watch ‘The Gay History of Sitges’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “An exploration of identity.”

Now Available: Fathers

Fathers follows Phoon and Luke, a loving gay couple in a long-term relationship who have adopted a young son named Butr. Unfortunately, due to the lack of legislation for same-sex marriages in Thailand, only Phoon is allowed to be listed as the child’s father on paper. The family is very happy, but the fathers decide not to explain the situation to their son – a decision that creates many problems when Butr is old enough to attend elementary school.

Facing bullying from other students and their parents, Phoon and Yuke find themselves having to deal with a number of very hard decisions. And if that isn’t enough, a social worker of the Children’s Rights Protection Organization gets involved, questioning the idea of Butr growing up in a family without a feminine presence, and even tracks down his actual mother, who wishes to be a part of his life now.

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

New This Week – 11/23/18

A German police officer with a pregnant girlfriend risks his entire future when he falls for a mysterious bad-boy he meets during training. ‘Free Fall’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!

Before Brian Mills leaves for his first year at Princeton University, he must come to terms with his sexual orientation and be honest with himself after some guidance from his trusted barber. ‘Haircut: THE MUSICAL! is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement is now available to stream on Dekkoo

This disturbing documentary offers an unflinching look at the personal journeys of four people who claim to have “changed” their sexual orientation from gay to straight. ‘Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement’ is now available on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A complex, moving and eye-opening tale of race, religion, sexuality.

New This Week – 10/26/18

Derek Jarman's gay film 'Caravaggio' is now available to stream on Dekkoo

Derek Jarman delivers a retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. Watch ‘Caravaggio’ now on Dekkoo!

The gay short film 'Trophy Boy' is now available to stream on Dekkoo

James, a sexy, youthful sought-after instagram star in high-society and self-proclaimed ‘Trophy,’ is dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor. Now he must learn that the real world is not the facade he’s built for himself on social media. Stream the award-winning short film ‘Trophy Boy’ on Dekkoo!

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As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. ‘Real Boy’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A wicked ensemble comedy about a group of gay, lesbian and hetero friends and family connected by secrets and lies.

New This Week – 9/27/18

The gay classic, 'Kinky Boots' is available now to stream on Dekkoo

A drag queen (Chiwetel Ejiofor) comes to the rescue of a man (Joel Edgerton) who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. ‘Kinky Boots’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

The gay short film 'Prom Night' is available now on Dekkoo

In the short film ‘Prom Night’, documentary and fiction is blended seamlessly bringing to life real stories about LGBT people and their experiences at prom.

The gay documentary Break Through is available now on Dekkoo

In this raw, eye-opening documentary a group of impassioned theater students come together to produce a play aimed at shedding light on the many stigmas and equality-rights issues faced by LGBT youth in the United States today. ‘Break Through’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A hypnotic story from Chile that is both an enticing family melodrama and an explicit erotic thriller.