Writer-director Isabella Walsh shows the bittersweet demise of one relationship and the blossoming of a brand-new love her short film Hold My Hand.
Billy (Jordi Rea) is a nerdy-cute young straight guy who pops into the ‘Maid of Ink’ tattoo parlor with his girlfriend Meredith (Morgan McKenzie Moore). Once there, he quickly and quietly becomes enamored of Oscar (Ryan Farrell), the a confident young tattoo artist. Despite his “deathly fear of needles” he returns later, requesting a tattoo – any tattoo – in order to spend some quality alone-time with Oscar and figure out what’s really going on with these sudden urges.
Jumping back and forth in time, using fragmented story-telling to her advantage, Walsh manages to keep the tension running high in Hold My Hand. The film almost plays out like a mystery, showing us hints of trouble in Billy and Meredith’s relationship before we have the full picture of what has pulled them in different directions.
Walsh is also able to make the act of getting a tattoo highly erotic. With simple shots of wrist-holding and knees nearly touching, the sexual tension between Billy and Oscar becomes palpable without ever getting graphic.
Theo and Frank are on the run from the British Navy in the early 1800’s. They hide in the grounds of an abandoned country house and discover it’s more than the living they’re running from. ‘The Secret Path’ is available now on Dekkoo!
Coming next week: “A powerful dramatization of a passionate gay affair.” — Queerty.com
“Queer filmmaker Jordan Firstman’s hilarious new short is a brutally honest glimpse at a queer romance.” – Out Magazine
Usually a reserved guy, Greg (Craig Chester of Swoon, Adam & Steve and Kill Your Darlings) struggles to keep up with young, unpredictable Josh (writer-director Jordan Firstman) on their first date. But as the night continues, things spiral out of control and the two men must confront the generational divide in this cutting and insightful comedy about what it means to be gay in contemporary America.
A charming, funny and insightful 20-minute short film, Call Your Father was a huge hit at film festivals all around the country. You can watch it right now on Dekkoo.
“A timely documentary during the ongoing gun control debate, this is recommended.” – Video Librarian
“Sometimes the hardest conversations that we must have are the ones that bring about the most change. 49 Pulses is a film that starts these conversations and at the same time honors all those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting.” – IndiePicks
We all remember it.
On June 12, 2016 a gunman walked into a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida and shot 102 people, murdering 49 of them.
At 2:00 am that night, the Pulse nightclub was winding down its weekly Latino night. The building was dark, crowded, and loud. Patrons were making plans to leave when they were ambushed by a gunman, who began firing in every direction. Customers tried to escape, but the killer followed. For the next three hours, the gunman terrorized victims while playing a “cat and mouse” game with the police.
We all felt for the victims and their families.
One person in particular who was also deeply affected was acclaimed filmmaker Charlie Minn. With his new film 49 Pulses, Charlie tries to answer several questions that remain unanswered to this day. Why did the perpetrator choose Pulse night club? Why did it take over three hours for police to stop the shooter? What are the survivors feeling today?
Minn interviews survivors, police, family members and city officials to try and piece together how one of the largest mass shootings in USA history took place.
Deeply emotional and often difficult to watch, 49 Pulses nevertheless examines a recent tragedy that’s important to remember and learn from. It’s available to watch right now on Dekkoo.
A fresh, honest and laugh-out-loud-hilarious exploration of modern gay relationships, friendships and the blurry line between the two, “I’m Fine” is a positively charming original “pocket series” from Dekkoo. We’re proud to announce that Season 3 is all systems go!
Created by Brandon Kirby, an up-and-coming filmmaker with strong ties to the world of gay-themed cinema and television, the first season on I’m Fine centered around the recent demise of a gay relationship – finding both humor and poignancy within the related pathos.
The beginning of the series finds Nate (Perry Powell), an attractive 20-something, still hopelessly obsessed with his aloof ex-boyfriend Joey (Shaughn Buchholz). He also ends up blurring the lines between friendship and romance with his best friend Jeff (Lee Doud).
Season Two picked up a few weeks after Season One – with Nate is continuing to move on from his breakup with Joey while simultaneously dealing with the fallout of sleeping with Jeff. There’s also a surplus of lovable supporting characters with their own romantic trials and tribulations – namely Richard Stokes and Ulysses Morazan as the coupled Andy and Brian.
Featuring crisp writing and direction and terrific performances from a culturally diverse cast, “I’m Fine” has garnered near countless clicks from subscribers and earned stellar reviews from Dekkoo users. It’s the gay rom-com gift that keeps on giving. Season 3 is slated to begin production in Los Angeles this September.
In season 2 of the acclaimed Dekkoo-original series, Nate decides it’s time to move on from his breakup with Joey…but Nate’s fall-out with his best friend Jeff continues to loom. Meanwhile, Nicole is back in town on the hunt for a new career move, Andy takes control of his open relationship with Brian, and Jeff finds companionship in someone new. Turns out they might be the ones who are fine after all, while Nate still only claims to be. Watch season 2 of ‘I’m Fine’ only on Dekkoo!
In this award-winning erotic 1983 classic from acclaimed French director Patrice Chéreau, a young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative hustler and petty criminal that he meets at the train station. Watch ‘L’Homme Blesse’ on Dekkoo.com!