Written, directed and created by actor Arron Blake and cinematographer Darius Shu, the visionary and visually immersive new psychological thriller His Hands is now available on Dekkoo to satisfy your Halloween viewing needs.
A silent film about two men of different ages (newcomer Philip Brisebois and director Arron Blake himself) meeting for the strangest encounter of their lives, His Hands earned major critical acclaim when it screened at the Tribecca Film Festival.
Watch a short trailer for His Hands below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.
A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak. ‘And Then We Danced’ is available to stream on Dekkoo!
‘Moments of Awakening’ follows Paolo as he makes peace with his past relationships with Sherwin and Sandino. It is also the story of a people whose lives are endangered by the fascist Duterte regime, and the events that lead to their awakening and empowerment. Watch ‘Moments of Awakening’ now on Dekkoo!
Coming next week: “One of the most exciting series of the year.” – Cahiers du Cinema
Donta Storey is a black, non-binary, prolific, and powerful voice and emerging actor, writer, producer, and director from Compton, California. In 2020 they released their writer/directorial debut film LiME, which is loosely based on their struggles while growing up black and “different”.
Set in the urban jungle of Compton in the early 2000s, LiME tells the story of Deshawn (played by Urian Mchugh), a young man who discovers how hard it is to walk and live in your truth after he experiences the bitterness of the real world.
LiME was the recipient of Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2019 and screened in cities like Chicago, Il, San Diego, Ca, Denton, Tx, New Orleans, La, and Washington, DC before ending its successful festival run at the Los Angeles Ca OUTFEST Fusion Film Festival in March 2020. Their film has also been reviewed and referenced everywhere from Film Threat, AIPT Comics, Queerty and Willamette Week.
As a nonbinary black queer human, Donta wants to tell stories that start conversations that add to the narrative that we all matter. Through storytelling, they believe they can change the world.
You can watch a short trailer for LiME below. The film is now available to stream on Dekkoo.
When former childhood friends Antonio and Agostino reunite in their thirties, they find that their lives have taken them down completely different paths. As the two embark on a road trip together through Europe to settle some unfinished business, old conflicts and new revelations are gradually unearthed. ‘Drive Me Home’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!
A young man from India is obsessed with becoming internet-famous and deeply confused about his sexuality. When he moves in with Amay, a dynamic, openly gay hairdresser, and Nivi, a beautiful struggling actress, he finds that they are both slowly falling in love with him. This sudden love triangle leads to even more confusion, forcing Vilom to examine his sexual and romantic wants and needs on an even deeper level. Dekkoo Films presents ‘Vilom’, available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!
This in-depth documentary profiles one of the most significant artists of his generation, British painter David Hockney. By defying generally-accepted social structures and leading his life as an openly gay man his art has given viewers an intimate portrait of queer life. Watch ‘Hockney’ on Dekkoo!
Coming next week: Two friends, one gay and one straight, reconnect after 15 years for a unique road-trip.
From acclaimed director Marco Berger, this new thriller follows a lonely teen whose burgeoning desires lead him down a dark path. When Ezequiel meets the handsome, slightly older Mono at the skate park, he thinks his romantic dreams have come true. Soon, however, he’s caught up in a dangerous blackmail scheme that may force him to transform from “prey” to “hunter.” ‘Young Hunter’ is available now exclusively on Dekkoo!
Hours after finalizing his divorce, Jeremy seeks comfort in an escort named Max. During their night together, Jeremy rediscovers and recaptures the feelings of connection he’d lost within his own marriage.
In July of 2012, burgeoning art-house porn studio CockyBoys was pushed to the forefront of the mainstream when its trio of owners were profiled in New York Magazine’s Sex Issue. In this short documentary, the eponymous ‘throuple’ (as they’ve been dubbed by the media) put themselves in front of the camera for a behind-the-scenes look at their personal and professional lives. ‘Meet the Morecocks’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!
Coming next week – A fierce indictment of the on/off/on way that homosexuality was eventually decriminalized in India.
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house, everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. ‘Tremors’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!
In writer-director Mark Christopher’s ‘The Dead Boys Club’, a young gay man living in New York is haunted by visions of the gay scene in the 70’s, and a generation lost to AIDS. Watch ‘The Dead Boys Club’ on Dekkoo!
Fifty conversations exploring the many different shades of being “gay” in America. A conversation on the degrees and varying perceptions about how people define themselves. Stream ‘Between the Shades’ now on Dekkoo!
Coming next week: A tense new thriller from acclaimed writer-director Marco Berger.
The 21-minute short film Long Haulis a coming-of-age road drama set in the world of American long-haul trucking.
Bo (Jacob Buster) is an ultra-conservative teen who goes on a cross-country delivery job with his estranged father (Jeffrey Hanson). During the journey, the son struggles with his parents’ divorce and discovering that his father is gay.
Based on writer-director Bryan Fugal’s own life, Long Haul is a deeply personal story. “The son character is based on a combination of me and my siblings,” said the filmmaker. “And the father character is based on my biological father. I think it is a unique and very relevant story to our time.”
The screenplay for Long Haul was a semi-finalist in international screenplay competitions, including the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Screen Craft Short Screenplay Contest, and was a finalist for the David Ross Fetzer Foundation Grant for Emerging Artists. In addition, the screenplay has been endorsed by several other noted artists and film producers, including Arthur Van Wagenen, Mac Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Bryce Fillmore and Kendall Wilcox.
Watch the trailer for Long Haul below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.
Mark your calendars, gay film fans. The brand-new Dekkoo-Original Short Film Max will be available starting September 23rd. Written by and starring Jono Mitchell and directed by Kristina Arjona, the ten-minute film follows two men, total strangers, who form a tenuous bond in a hotel room.
Jeremy (Mitchell) is very recently divorced – in fact, it just happened. After his marriage started to become casually abusive, he knew it was time to pull away. But that doesn’t make it any less painful. Coming out on the other side of signing the papers, his first step is to meet up with an alluring sex-worker who goes by the name Max (Gregory Piccirilli).
Despite Jeremy’s best efforts, he’s not able to get too much info out of Max about his real name or personal life, but the connection that they soon form becomes deep and authentic. Jeremy is in pain and Max, though he may be a hired hand, is ready to lend a comforting bare shoulder (and much more if the mood strikes).
With terrific, subtly emotional performances and skillful writing and direction that teases the larger world and lives beyond their room, Max could easily be expanded into a longer, most expansive feature. The film also brings up a lot of questions about the nature of empathy in transactional relationships.
Check out the trailer, along with some exclusive stills from the film and the poster below and make sure to watch and show your support in the comments when it becomes available on Dekkoo on 9/23!
This quietly electrifying tribute to Harvey Milk focuses on his camera store at 575 Castro Street. Simple, elegant imagery is set to audio of Harvey, who recorded his thoughts in case he—like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—did not make it to the mountaintop. Watch ‘575 Castro St.’ now on Dekkoo!
Combining over twelve years of footage and narrated by their twin sons, TWO: The Story of Roman & Nyro, follows legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner’s loving journey to create their new modern family. Stream ‘TWO: The Story of Roman & Nyro’ now on Dekkoo!