It only takes four minutes and forty-two seconds to reach Ecstasy

He would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more… ANYTHING.

Writer-director-star Kyle Reaume’s four minute and forty-two second short film Ecstasy is an exploration of the coalescence of love and violence. Playing out in slow motion, with no discernible dialog, the film introduces us to an attractive young man (Justin Miller) sitting alone at the bar. Across from him, he spots an old flame (Harrison Reynolds). Though we know pretty much nothing about their relationship, it’s safe to assume that things didn’t end well.

Reaume juxtaposes one of the couple’s happiest moments with the immensely queasy confrontation that is about to unfold. Ecstasy packs a powerful punch (quite literally) into a very short run time.

You can watch Ecstasy now on Dekkoo and make sure to check out Kyle Reaume’s other available short film, What About Shelley, while you’re at it!

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New This Week – 1/18/19

Dekkoo and Comedy Dynamics present ‘OUT On Stage’, an absolutely hilarious and one-of-a-kind original stand-up comedy series. Hosted by Zach Noe Towers – OUT Magazine’s “One of the 10 comedians to watch in 2018”, ‘OUT On Stage’ brings sixteen of the funniest LGBTQ comedians working today into your home! Binge the entire first season of ‘OUT On Stage: The Series” now!

Award-winning male-erotic photographer Ohm Phanphiroj’s explores desire in a singularly artful and frank way with these short films. ‘DESIRE: The Short Films of Ohm’ are available to stream on Dekkoo!

When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody’s sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. ‘In The Family’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A gay series about an up-and-coming young rapper fighting the music industry and his own insecurities surrounding his sexuality.

Short Film Spotlight: Ultra Bleu

Stylish and sexy, the 20-minute short film Ultra Bleu follows a young man in a love life-related crisis.

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After a rough confrontation with his cheating ex-boyfriend, Jim (writer-director Nick Neon) comes to think that he’ll never find the love life he’s looking for – especially not through dating apps. Just when he’s ready to throw it all away, he has a chance encounter that gives him a new perspective on romance and life itself.

Writer-director-star Nick Neon in Ultra Bleu

Ultra Bleu writer-director-star Nick Neon is a (devastatingly handsome and exceptionally talented) half-Korean American actor, writer and director from New York City. After directing his feature-length debut, Fear Eats the Seoul in 2011, Neon co-founded the Seoul-based production company NYK Media Group. He also served as Creative Director at Roll the Dice Pictures, where he directed several K-Indie music videos for artists such as Love X Stereo, Henry Bloomfield and Kite Flying Robot. Ultra Bleu marks his return to narrative filmmaking – he’s also working on expanding the short into a feature length film.

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Check out the trailer for Ultra Bleu below. The film is now available on Dekkoo!

 

New This Week – 1/11/19

On a seemingly ordinary night in Paris, Pierre takes one last look his lover Paul’sing body, then steals away into the early morning light. Where he’s headed, neither of them know. Pierre’s only guide is his Grindr app, which leads him on a series of encounters with an indelible cast of characters across the French countryside. ‘4 Days In France’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

After a rough confrontation with his cheating ex-boyfriend, Jim comes to think that he’ll never find the love life he’s looking for – especially not through dating apps. Just when he’s ready to throw it all away, he has a chance encounter that gives him a new perspective on romance and life itself. Check out the gay short film ‘Ultra Bleu’ now on Dekkoo!

In this experimental film, a young documentarian works on a school project about gay sex and romance, going back to the 1950s. He interviews two seniors about their past experiences, as told through flashbacks to the past. ‘Sex & Water’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Dekkoo’s new original series, ‘OUT On Stage’!

Short Film Spotlight: What About Shelley

Shelley and Billy (Alyssa Owsiany and writer-director Kyle Reaume) are best friends, but their friendship is greatly tested when Shelley’s boyfriend, Adam (Daniel Kelly), secretly comes out to Billy… the only other gay man he knows.

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A stylish, smart and funny 12-minute short film, What About Shelley was funded through the inaugural Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition, a $50,000 prize awarded to director/star Kyle Reaume by the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and BravoFACT.

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What About Shelley premiered at Inside Out and went on to screen at eighteen different film festivals worldwide. You can watch the full short now at Dekkoo!

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Short Film Spotlight: Midnights with Adam

After engaging in a sexual act with a stranger, J. Harper Lee (Paul Yen), a detached and newly out-of-the closet young man, arrives to a soirée planned by his best friend, Annie (Amanda Kathleen Ward). Throughout the night, as he catches up with close acquaintances and struggles to hold back his feelings for his straight friend, Danny (Ben Whalen), Harper agonizes to build a façade of belonging in a world that is not meant for him.

As midnight approaches, Harper exploits himself in a brief sexual encounter to mitigate his loneliness and disconnection only to realize that he must come to terms with his identity in order to find his place in a hetero-normative world.

Written and directed by Yudho Aditya, the 34-minute short film Midnights with Adam offers a stylish and bittersweet portrait of a young Asian-American man whose sense of self is just starting to come into focus.

Watch the trailer for Midnights with Adam below and visit us at Dekkoo to watch the full film.

Phoon and Luke, a loving gay couple in a long-term relationship, have adopted a young son named Butr. Unfortunately, due to Thailand’s laws, only Phoon can be listed as the father on paper. Their situation gets even harder once Butr starts elementary school and other outside pressures interfere with their peaceful family life. ‘Fathers’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Billy and Shelley are best friends, but their friendship is greatly tested when Shelley’s boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy – the only other gay man he knows. The gay short film ‘What About Shelley’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Welcome to BoysTown! A modern gay episodic drama about friendship, sex and relationships exploring the everyday lives of 8 friends and lovers. Seasons 1 and 2 are now available to binge-watch on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week:“A kind of ode to cruising writ large… There’s something endearing, if not uncanny, about the way the film evokes universal truths about erotic wandering through the extremly specific figure of the French gay man” – Slant