New This Week – 12/29/18

With their relationship on the brink of collapse, two men decide to leave the big city behind for a glorious beach vacation – where they feel free to expose their deepest secrets and desires. Their love may not survive the trip, but at least they can end things in paradise. Sanuye Shoteka and Hermes Pittakos bare it all in this emotional drama, based on their real-life relationship. ‘He Loves Me’ is available to stream exclusively on Dekkoo!

He would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more. ‘Ecstasy’ is an exploration of the coalescence of love and violence.

When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take on a helpless bureaucracy or come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own? ‘Pushing Dead’ is available now to stream on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: ‘Love’ starts with two people, but ‘Family’ is more than just the two.

New This Week – 12/21/18

With the style of a European art filmmaker, director/co-writer Eldar Rapaport tells the story of a gay love triangle by using innovative edits, a beautiful (frequently naked) cast and an exploration of how we find our life’s love. Stream the gay film ‘August’ now, on Dekkoo!

Over the course of one night, a newly out-of -the-closet young man struggles to hold back his feelings for his straight best friend while dealing with the problems and complications of being different in a hetero-normative world. The gay short film ‘Midnights With Adam’ is available now on Dekkoo!

Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible. ‘Guidance’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: What happens when two gay men in a disintegrating relationship leave the big city to spend some time alone, together in nature?

Short Film Spotlight: Daniel. Noah.

Noah (Spencer Carter) is a neurotic writer who spends the majority of his time idling in a New York townhouse owned by his mother Carla (Victoria Guthrie). Noah lives there all alone… until his childhood friend Daniel (Gabriel Sloyer) moves in.

Invited by Carla in a misguided attempt to set the two of them up (even though Daniel is straight), Daniel is hoping to use the space as an office in which to start his new psychiatry practice. He gets more than he bargained for, however, as Noah insinuates himself into the role of a patient. Identities begin to blur until both men end up on the therapist’s couch.

Dubbed “an anal-retentive, narcissistic love story,” this 13-minute short film from writer/director Daniel Goldberg has the same smart, “neurotic New York City dramedy” feel of the work of Noah Baumbach and Alex Ross Perry. Check out the trailer for Daniel. Noah. below and visit Dekkoo to watch the full film.

Director Oliver Mason needs your help!

Oliver Mason has been making short films for many years, having started out as a runner in BBC Drama. He went on to train in script development but has found his real passion lies in directing and editing. His short films Away with Me, about spontaneous holiday romance in Nice that turns sour when there is a clash of intentions and expectations between the two men, and Miss Moneypenny, a bright and spunky 4-minute comedy about gay dating, are available now on Dekkoo. He currently has a short film in the works that needs some crowdfunding assistance.

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Have We Met Before? is  a short docudrama exploring how the internet has changed how gay men meet and interact with each other. Combining real documentary interviews with a freshly created cinematic narrative, Mason is hoping to create something new and engaging which is simultaneously authentic and poetic.

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You can read more about the project (and contribute financially, if you’re feeling generous) here. In the meantime, skip on over to Dekkoo to enjoy two of Mason’s earlier works and get a sense of his cinematic flavor.

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Short Film Spotlight: Just Me

The brand-new short film Just Me follows Scott (Phillip Olivier), an attractive man who is preparing to get married… until Connor (Carl Loughlin), a stranger from his past, turns up on his doorstep to make him question everything.

Sexy and stirring, this short drama from prolific UK television director Mickey Jones examines hidden longing with powerful performances and gorgeous visual detail. Check out our photo gallery for Just Me along with the trailer below and visit Dekkoo to watch the film.

New This Week – 12/7/18

A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life for ever, while his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake. ‘Soft Lad’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Featuring interviews with John Waters, Rick Castro, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant and more, this riveting documentary celebrates the life and career of transgressive filmmaker and Queercore icon Bruce LaBruce, the man behind hardcore gay hits like L.A. Zombie, Hustler White, The Raspberry Reich and The Misandrists. ‘The Advocate for Fagdom’ is now available on Dekkoo!

Noah, a neurotic writer, spends his time idling in a New York townhouse owned by his mother Carla, where he lives alone–until his childhood friend Daniel moves in. Watch the gay short film ‘Daniel. Noah.’ now on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week: …a tribute to cinema…and the dreams and relations cinema creates.” – Variety

New This Week – 11/30/18

Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror. ‘Naz & Maalik’ is available to stream now on Dekkoo!

Scott gets a visit from Connor which brings his past back to haunt him, but will it change his future? Dekkoo Films presents ‘Just Me’, a new gay short available to stream immediately on Dekkoo.

The son of divorced parents, twelve-year-old Guigo is preoccupied with his cell phones and his crush on a young girl named Sabrina. On a fishing trip with his best friend Tullius, his father Roberto and Roberto’s new friend Paul, he’s shocked to learn he has no internet access and no way to text his crush. Things get even more overwhelming when he learns that Paul is his father’s new boyfriend. Stream ‘Guigo: Offline’ now on Dekkoo!

Dennis, a late-middle-aged gay man, wakes up to discover Zach; an attractive young man, in his bed. Is Zach just a one-night stand, or is it more than that? Binge watch the first season of ‘How It All Began’ now on Dekkoo.

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Coming next week: A shocking and beautiful gay love story.