New This Week – 4/16/21

When an Argentinian visits North America and meets his cousin’s boyfriend, instant attraction sparks a blaze of forbidden passion and deep emotion. ‘Sebastian’ is available to watch now on Dekkoo!

A flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother and her gay filmmaker grandson explore the taboos of gender, sexuality and the development of identity in a patriarchal environment. Watch ‘Madame’ now on Dekkoo!

Teenagers Jesus and Pablo travel around Monterrey city one night in order to find the right place to lose their virginity. ‘Let People Exit Before Boarding’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: The world of a married man with a seemingly perfect life is about to crack open.

Dekkoo Original: The Big Snore

From writer-director Matt Guerin, the filmmaker behind the short films Tri-Curious and The Golden Pin, The Big Snore is a brand-new 9-minute comedy about a problem that will be all-too-familiar to most couples who share a bed.

Marc and Julian (Scotty Murray and James Chapman) are a happy gay couple. They still have a spark. So much so that they worry their loud lovemaking will wake the neighbors. The only thing louder than their sex life, however, is Jules’ snoring. Shortly after they finish making love, Jules drifts off to sleep, blissfully unaware that his heavy breathing will keep light-sleeper Marc awake all night long.

A Dekkoo-Original short film, The Big Snore is available to stream now. You can watch the trailer below. Make sure to check out Matt Guerin’s previous film Tri-Curious as well.

New This Week – 4/9/21

A recovering alcoholic returns to his hometown after a hiatus, and falls in love with a man who will turn his world upside down. Watch ‘Complete Strangers’ now on Dekkoo!

When famed Poet Laureate William Meredith suffers a debilitating stroke, his long-term partner Richard must fight for the right to take care of him. Based on a true story, Marathon is a poignant and inspiring testament to the triumph of love and the reserve and resilience of the human spirit. ‘Marathon’ is now playing on Dekkoo!

In this short film a diverse array of lives intersect over one night in Manchester’s gay village. ‘Spectrum’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A romantic movie in the vein of Before Sunrise or Weekend.” – NEWNOWNEXT

New This Week – 4/2/21

After the death of his father and end of his marriage Eric becomes restless and rudderless. When and old friend comes to town looking to reconnect with Eric the two must navigate unresolved issues of the past and uncertainties of the future. ‘Drawn Back Home’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Dekkoo Films presents ‘The Big Snore’. In this short film a light sleeper struggles one night to get some rest amid his man’s loud snores.

‘Little Miss Westie’ chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era. Watch ‘Little Miss Westie’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A recovering alcoholic returns to his hometown after a hiatus, and falls in love with a man who will turn his world upside down.

New This Week – 3/26/21

While shooting a film in a small town, a famous actor puts his personal life and career in jeopardy by starting an intense affair with another man. ‘I Am Syd Stone’ is available now on Dekkoo!

This screwball comedy follows a young couple who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for celebrity friends who die mysteriously while overseas. Stream ‘Such Good People’ now on Dekkoo!

France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. She loses control. ‘Calamity’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: A film about the lengths people go to find love, friendship, and a place to call home.

Short Film Spotlight: Verona

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is the story of two young lovers separated by their rival fraternities.

Set in a small college town wherein young men are groomed for corporate success in All-American hyper competitive fashion, Verona presents the fate of star-crossed lovers in a society that condemns the very nature of their love.

Directed by Laurie Lynd (Breakfast with Scot), Verona features star actors known from DeGrassi, All My Children, The Best Years, Paradise Falls, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Queer As Folk and more. This post-modern retelling of the greatest love story ever told brings to light the homophobic/homo-erotic dual nature of fraternity life, its perks and perils.

Verona was shot as something of a calling-card, to pave the way for public, private and corporate interest in a full-length feature film version. The project is one of passion for all those involved, hoping to present the nature of love in its truest form – and it shows.

Verona is available now on Dekkoo. Watch the trailer below.

New This Week – 3/19/21

Ernesto is a teenager who wanders, in search of himself, through the streets of Rome, beginning impromptu relationships and causing pain to himself and to others… until life forces him to grow up and face some hard truths. ‘Ernesto’ is available exclusively on Dekkoo!

It is the last day before Victor has to move to another city with his parents. So he and his best friend Robert do all the things they liked to do together so much: skateboarding, spraying, hanging out. But something is different this time. ‘Reel’ is streaming now on Dekkoo!

These nine short films from director Roberto Perez Toledo feature stories of connections and missed opportunities with an appearance from cupid, a zombie couple, and a secret admirer. ‘The Films of Roberto Perez Toledo’ are available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: While shooting a film in a small town, a famous actor puts his personal life and career in jeopardy by starting an intense affair with another man.

Short Film Spotlight: Involuntary Activist

Aled (Rick Yale) is faced with an incredibly emotional dilemma when his sister tells him that his husband isn’t on the guest list to her wedding in Turkey.

Torn between alienating the sister he loves or doing something that goes against his own core values, Aled struggles to keep everyone happy.

Exploring the theme of conformity versus defiance – Involuntary Activist shows us how easy it is to stand for something in theory but what a different matter it is to stand for it in practice.

Filmed in Sweden, Involuntary Activist was written and directed by prolific short filmmaker Mikael Bundsen, a longtime protégé of Ruben Östlund (the internationally acclaimed director behind Force Majeure and The Square). His short Mother Knows Best (also available now on Dekkoo) competed at Berlinale and has won a number of awards, including the Iris Prize, and been screened worldwide, including Palm Springs, Thessaloniki and Sydney Film Festivals.

Involuntary Activist is available now on Dekkoo. Watch the trailer below.

New This Week – 3/12/21

Interior designer and reality show star Farleigh Knock has a knack for keeping beautiful things, including Adonis-like Dennis, around his home. So when Farleigh gives him an unthinkable ultimatum for his 30th birthday–to get a job or get out–Dennis goes from Kept Boy to Lost Man. ‘Kept Boy’ is available now on Dekkoo!

This portrait chronicles life on the streets as seen through the eyes of a cross-dressing, homeless man named Leslie Cochran, one of the most beloved yet polarizing cult figures of Austin, Texas. Told with unapologetic humor, Leslie’s bizarre meteoric rise to iconic status is starkly contrasted with living life on his own terms in a changing world. Stream ‘Becoming Leslie’ now on Dekkoo!

‘Verona’ is the story of two young lovers separated by their rival fraternities. ‘Verona’ is available now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: Dekkoo Films presents a new gay film about a young man, in search of himself, discovering the streets of Rome.

Short Film Spotlight: Scaffolding

A director, producer, photographer and musician, Spanish artist Juanma Carrillo is a jack of all trades. He has been working in the audiovisual world since 2000, moving between avant-garde films and video art.

His short movies and video creations have been screened at film festivals all around the world and in cultural centers such as the Andalusia Film Library, the New York Queens Museum, the London Barbican Center and La Casa Encendida in Madrid.

Out of all of Carrillo’s varied works, his 2012 short film Scaffolding is easily one of the most acclaimed. A touching slow-burn meet-cute, the 14-minute film focuses on the tentative flirtation that builds between two next door neighbors.

Scaffolding follows Eduardo (Domingo Fernández), a somewhat snobby and generally grumpy journalist, and David (Paco Blázquez), a shy and sensitive young literature student. The two men are neighbors in a building under maintenance. Their tiny balconies are side-by-side, which affords each of them little privacy. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing? For six months they have never greeted each other… until the appearance of a scaffold which will uncover unexpected reactions in each one.

A heartwarming hit on the LGBTQ+ film festival circuit when it first debuted, Scaffolding is now available on Dekkoo.