Short Film Spotlight: Matt

How does one become a daddy? That’s the question at the center of writer-director Ori Ravid’s new short film Matt.

World-renowned gay adult film actor Colby Jansen stars in his first dramatic role in Matt. It is a short tale of two “Matts” – one an accomplished architect (Jansen) who has been around the block, the other a nursing student (newcomer Patrick Wallace) who is fresh out of the closet. Matt invites other-Matt over for drinks, a movie… and a night that will mean much more for one of them than the other.

Matt is a coming of age story about a young man’s potential path to “daddyhood”. It is about how we go about finding ourselves after we first come out with no road map or real sense of direction. And it is about how hookups can help inform our sense of self, how they can help steer us where we’re supposed to go.

“When gay characters are depicted on screen, they are usually happy-go-lucky and asexual, or deeply troubled but have incredibly hot, beautiful sex,” said Ravid. “With Matt, I simply aimed to depict a realistic hookup between two gay characters who happen to be in very different places in life. Whether you’re gay or straight or bi or something else, we all go through messy experiences that help shape who we are. It’s time to celebrate that.”

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

New This Week – 11/15/19

Set in a 1970’s suburb of Tel Aviv, ‘Cupcakes‘ tells the tale of a group of friends who enter the Eurovision song contest representing Israel. It’s an extravagant, hilarious, heartwarming and unashamedly entertaining Eurovision parody that will have you dancing in your seat.  Watch ‘Cupcakes’ now on Dekkoo!

A series of encounters leave a man increasingly confused about whether he’s on a date or not. Dekkoo Films ‘Is This a Date?’, a new original short film.

Regarded as a First Amendment crusader by some and a smut peddler by others, Larry Flynt is nevertheless an important figure in American culture. While not specifically a gay film, this documentary is an important reminder of the need in our culture for rebels of every type to insure the freedoms all people deserve. Stream ‘Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Two cousins find their personalities clashing…until an unexpected attraction starts to bond them together.

New This Week – 11/8/19

In the small English village of Kromer, the local residents are angered by the wild parties held by the promiscuous ‘wolves’ who dwell on the edge of town. When a woman is killed by her servants, they manage to put the blame on the wolves, who soon find themselves hunted by an angry mob. Watch ‘The Wolves of Kromer’ now on Dekkoo!

Adult film star Colby Jansen stars in a coming-of-age story about a young man’s potential path to daddyhood. Watch ‘Matt’ now on Dekkoo!

For voice over artist Daniel, life in London is one long ride of demanding client calls and awkward Grindr meets, but when his mother visits from the US, he is forced to re-evaluate how authentically he is living his life. ‘Clothes & Blow’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

This documentary explores the daily life of a woman who provides shelter for those rejected by family and society. At her home she welcomes her friends within the LGBT community and provides them with a safe place away from persecution. ‘Upon the Shadow’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Dekkoo Films presents a short film about modern love.

New This Week – 11/1/19

When eight friends travel to a remote cabin to celebrate graduation the lines between their sexuality begin to blur. ‘These Peculiar Days’ is an unabashedly erotic look at modern sexual fluidity between young adults.

When an oversexed party boy finds himself at odds with his quiet neighbor in the days leading up to Halloween, he discovers that their miscommunication may have deadly consequences when he accidentally invites the wrong man home for the night. Dekkoo Films presents ‘A Halloween Trick’ streaming now!

In ‘The Latent Image’ a young writer retreats to an isolated cabin to work on a mystery thriller. One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at his door needing help. Has he found the perfect inspiration for his story or is he about to find his darkest fantasies coming to life? Watch ‘The Latent Image’ now on Dekkoo!

What happens when a horny ghost haunts your apartment? Stream ‘The More the Scarier’ now on Dekkoo!

Philippines, although a predominantly Catholic country, has openly embraced many LGBTQ members in their film, entertainment, politics, and business communities; however, tolerance differs from true equality. 25 years have passed since the first pride march took place in Manila, yet equal rights advancement is still a long journey to go for the LGBTQ community in the Philippines. Stream ‘Queer Asia – Philippines’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: “A “modern fairy tale” in two senses — it’s an exercise in make-believe, yes, but the “fairies” here are also very male and quite physical with one another.” – Variety

New This Week – 10/25/19

In this provocative, sexy new Dekkoo-original series, a young man enters into a passionate three-way relationship with an established gay Palm Springs couple… only to learn that “adding a third” could bring a whole new set of skepticism, jealousy and secrets. Binge the first season of ‘The Third’ now, only on Dekkoo!

In a small-town strip mall, Jude spends 15 minutes waiting for the results of a rapid HIV test. The short film, ‘The Mess He Made’ is available now on Dekkoo!

A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don’t speak a lick of each other’s language. Stream ‘Lilting’ now on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: Besides yet ANOTHER Dekkoo exclusive, we’re unleashing three unique horror themed shorts just in time for Halloween!

Dekkoo offers up three special Halloween treats!

Every Wednesday, Dekkoo adds a new short film for your viewing pleasure. On October 30th, however, we will be offering up THREE extra-special seasonal treats to get you in the Halloween spirit!

You can check out some info from each of the films below and make sure to visit Dekkoo on October 30th to start bingeing these brand-new Halloween-ready shorts!

 

Ben Baur in A Halloween Trick - A Dekkoo Original Film

A Halloween Trick

When an oversexed party boy (Ben Baur) finds himself at odds with his stressed-out and sleep-deprived neighbor (Tiffany Shepis) in the days leading up to Halloween, he discovers that their miscommunication may have deadly consequences when he accidentally invites the wrong man home for the night.

A Dekkoo Original, this 13-minute short, writer-director Michael Varrati uses humor, horror and a killer ‘80s/John Carpenter-inspired soundtrack to tell a modern gay variation on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

Leads Ben Baur and Tiffany Shepis have a terrific, easy chemistry – even when they’re being extremely bitchy to one another. This is A Halloween Trick you won’t soon forget.

 

Joshua Tonks and Jay Clift in The Latent Image

The Latent Image

Art imitates life and vice versa in The Latent Image, a tense 21-minute short from co-writer-director Alexander Birrell.

A young writer (Joshua Tonks) retreats to an isolated cabin to work on a mystery thriller. One night, a mysterious stranger (Jay Clift) arrives at his door needing help. Has he found the perfect inspiration for his story or is he about to find his darkest fantasies coming to life?

Featuring terrific performances from the two leads, there’s some delicious ambiguity in The Latent Image. Not only are we never fully sure if this alluring stranger is a real-life danger or a figment of the writer’s imagination, but every scene feels like it could turn into a psycho-thriller or softcore erotica at any given moment.

 

The More the Scarier logo from director Brandon KirbyAntoine Perry and Clint Keller in The More the Scarier

The More the Scarier

What happens when a horny ghost haunts your apartment? That’s the question posed by The More the Scarier, a new 5-minute short from Brandon Kirby, the creator of the Dekkoo Original Series I’m Fine.

Looking for a little action, an attractive young gay man (Velizar Ionikov) takes to Grindr and invites over a kink-friendly date (Antoine Perry). In all the excitement, however, he hasn’t noticed the strange things happening around his apartment – signs of another horny participant from a different realm (Clint Keller).

Shooting in black and white, Kirby adds an audio track to the proceedings that makes it feel as if his short is playing out in front of a live studio audience. The mix of dark visuals, sexual subject matter and cheesy sitcom tropes gives The More the Scarier an uneasy feeling even before the blood starts flying.

New This Week – 10/18/19

What starts out as a sexual relationship of convenience for Gabriel and Juan, two male colleagues, soon develops into a tender and intimate relationship, as sweet as it is heartbreaking. Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed new romance from prolific writer-director Marco Berger. Stream ‘The Blonde One’ now exclusively on Dekkoo!

A single, gay man schemes creative ways to have a hunky repairman continue to have to come back to his house to fix things, but suddenly the fantasies become more than either of them expected. ‘The Handyman’ is now available on Dekkoo!

After a violent incident involving their abusive, homophobic father, teen siblings Robson and Marcelo are sent away to live with their elderly grandmother on the outskirts of the city. This colorful new coming-of-age series captures the lives and loves of today’s teens in Brazil. Binge-watch the first season of ‘I Am Love’ now on Dekkoo!

Boyfriends Alex and Hugo have been together for a little over six months. One Friday night at Alex’s apartment, the two of them begin discussing their sexual roles. What begins as a simple conversation soon exposes important issues that have been hiding just under the surface of their relationship. ‘Versatile’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: The new Dekkoo-original series, The Third!