New This Week – 9/21/18

The gay film 'Downriver' is available to stream on Dekkoo

In this taut Australian crime thriller, 18-year-old James has been released from juvenile detention after serving time for a crime he may not have committed. His small town has not forgotten his past and reintegrating into polite society proves more difficult than he imagined. ‘Downriver’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!

Dekkoo Films presents the gay short film Sign now available on Dekkoo

Dekkoo Films presents ‘Sign’, a story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf is told through vignettes, music, and sign language.

The gay travel show #Hashtag Travel UK is available to stream on Dekkoo

Gay YouTube personality Oliver Potter hosts this interactive travel show where Oliver’s twitter followers send him on adventures in the cities they most want to see him visit. Hit the road with Oliver and stream #Hashtag Travel UK on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: How far would you go to save the family business?

 

Short Film Spotlight: Lost Years

From Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Beltran, the new short film Lost Years tells the story of a young boy, Felix (Samuel Garcia), who after the death of his mother is sent to boarding school abroad. There, he meets Leo (Jack O’Neill), his roommate and a fellow student at the school.

The two soon begin a clandestine romantic relationship. The heartwarming love affair the film promises, however, is quickly shattered. A traumatic event soon occurs in which Felix is assaulted, and his relationship with Leo comes to an end.

This powerful 21-minute film examines the repercussions that sexual abuse can have in young people and the impact such violations have on their lives and the lives of those around them.

Lost Years is streaming now on Dekkoo. Check out the trailer below.

 

New This Week – 9/14/18

Velvet Goldmine is now available to stream on Dekkoo

Todd Haynes’ feverish queer classic pays tribute to the glam rock era. Christian Bale plays a journalist attempting to track down a British pop icon (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who went missing shortly after a highly public affair with an American punk rocker (Ewan McGregor). Toni Collette and Eddie Izzard co-star. ‘Velvet Goldmine’ is now available to stream on Dekkoo!

The second season of Successful People is now available to binge on Dekkoo

The second season of the hilarious series ‘Successful People’ is now available to binge-watch on Dekkoo! After ten years of trying, Chet and Laura finally get a songwriting deal… on the same day Laura gives birth. The double whammy causes Laura to struggle to balance her priorities, while Chet begins to seek connection in the world of casual hook-ups for the first time. But everything could change when high school friend Kimberly realizes there’s more to Chet and Laura than they’ve ever believed.

The gay short film The Exterminator is now available to watch on Dekkoo

A man living alone confronts a mysterious infestation in his apartment. Watch the short film, ‘The Exterminator’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “A dark Australian drama plumbs depths of long-submerged secrets”

New This Week – 9/6/18

'Sleeping Giant' is available to stream on Dekkoo

While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience. ‘Sleeping Giant’ is now available to stream on Dekkoo!

Watch 'The Lost Years' on Dekkoo

Dekkoo Films presents ‘Lost Years’. In this short film, Felix is a young boy who, after the death of his mother, is sent to a boarding school abroad. There he meets his roommate, Leo, with whom he begins a relationship.

Watch the gay film 'Burning Blue' on Dekkoo

In the film ‘Burning Blue’, two Navy fighter pilots find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship throwing their lives and careers into disarray.

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Coming next week:  A man’s life is his image.

The 11-minute short film ‘Away with Me’ invites you on a trip to Nice with two beautiful men

A spontaneous holiday romance in Nice turns sour when there is a clash of intentions and expectations between the two men. A romantic short film written and directed by Oliver Mason and starring the charismatic Lee Knight and Chris Polick, Away with Me is now available on Dekkoo!

 

Take a peak at some gorgeous select images, along with the poster and trailer, below and get ready to start longing for a vacation to Nice. It’s an unavoidable side-effect of watching the film.

 

 

 

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New This Week – 8/23/18

The gay film Baby Steps is available to stream on Dekkoo!

Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate long to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny’s well-meaning but extremely meddlesome Ma who wants to control every aspect of the process all the way from Taipei. Watch ‘Baby Steps’ on Dekkoo!

Away With Me

A spontaneous holiday romance in Nice turns sour when there is a clash of intentions and expectations between the two men. Watch the gay short film ‘Away With Me’!

Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo is available to stream on Dekkoo

Roping and riding across north America for the past 30 years, the International Gay Rodeo Associations’s courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. And along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book. ‘Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Can one night change your life?

Filmmaker Spotlight: Brandon Zuck

Supremely talented filmmaker Brandon Zuck spent his youth as an awkward Star Trek-obsessed Eagle Scout (and sometimes Ford model) in the exotic suburbs of Northern New Jersey.

Still of filmmaker Brandon Zuck

While an undergraduate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he studied filmmaking in New York, London, Paris and Russia. Though he can’t remember his mid-twenties, he’s been told there were two years of law school and an accidental detour into the bleak hell-scape of the fashion industry. He has worked in publicity and production at major studios in New York and Los Angeles, and graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Film program.

His award-winning short films have screened at festivals all around the world, including Stay, The Happy Ones and Goodbye Blue Sky – all of which are currently streaming on Dekkoo!

Original poster art for The Happy Ones, a short film by Brandon Zuck

The Happy Ones (2011)

In The Happy Ones, Zuck’s thirteen-minute 2011 short, a young drifter searches for a connection on the streets of Los Angeles, trying to understand his place in the world, and wondering who’ll remember him when he’s gone.

Original poster art for Stay, a short film by Brandon Zuck

Stay (2013)

Stay tells the story of Ash (Brandon Tyler Harris), a kid from the grungier side of Florida. He’s a bit of a loner, and would probably be living in his car if only he could afford one. In order to make some quick cash, he accepts a shady job from the friend of a friend: delivering a suitcase to the Florida Keys. All he has to do is drive it down to a houseboat docked somewhere private, and wait for the hand-off. There are only two rules: don’t open the bag, and don’t get pulled over. But when Ash gets handed the keys to a slick car, he gets a dangerous idea. He decides to invite his ex-boyfriend, Jacks, along for the ride- thinking that he might be impressed by the weekend getaway.  Ash never mentions the real reason for the trip, but it doesn’t take long for Jacks to start putting the pieces together. All Ash wanted was a chance at happiness, but Jacks has bigger plans.  And when these two misfits come together, everything else falls apart.

Original poster art for Goodbye Blue Sky, a short film by Brandon Zuck

Goodbye Blue Sky (2017)

Visually stunning, Zuck’s newest short Goodbye Blue Sky is a must-see. Long after the end of the world, five strangers sharing an abandoned desert motel are forced to decide between love and survival.

Still from Goodbye Blue Sky, a short film by Brandon Zuck

You can watch all three of these films right now on Dekkoo.