THE HAPPY SAD
Tired of dating Stan, Annie pretends to be dating a female coworker. Heartbroken, Stan finds himself hooking up with Marcus, who just started having an open relationship with his long-term boyfriend, Aaron. But as they explore new relationships, a chance encounter on a subway platform makes each of them reevaluate their sense of who they are and what they want. A screenplay adaptation of the play. [Feature length film]
Directed by Rodney Evans.
Featuring Charlie Barnett, Sorel Carradine, Maria Dizzia, Sue Jean Kim, LeRoi McClain, Michael Nathanson, Cameron Scoggins, Jamie Harrold and Devon O’Brien.
U.S. Festival screenings include Frameline–San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, Outfest Film Festival Los Angeles, Philadelphia Qfest Film Festival, Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Dayton LGBT Film Festival, Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Eau Queer Film Festival, Out on Film: Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, NYC Gay Men of African Descent, and Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival.
International Festival screenings include MIX COPENHAGEN LesbianGayBiTrans Festival, Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Out In Africa-South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and Florence Queer Film Festival.
Theatrical Releases at the IFC Center in New York, Sundance Cinema in Los Angeles as well as cinemas in Seattle, Chicago and Berlin.
Available digitally at iTunes (US), Hulu, and Amazon video. Available on DVD at Amazon, Ariztcal Entertainment, Wolfe Video, and places like BestBuy, Barnes and Noble and Target. DVD rental from Netflix.
GET THE BALANCE RIGHT
A short story writer has an affair with his wife’s sister. When one of his characters appears in his office, he knows he’s in over his head. [Short film]
Directed by Jeff Stern.
Named One of the Best Films of the 2010 “48 Hour Film Project Festival” in Boston.
Included on “Best of the 2010 Festival” DVD.
Watch the film here.
I AM A GREAT BIG BALL OF SADNESS
At a swanky, rooftop party in New York City, three guests try to get past their cocktail smiles. [Short film]
Directed by Chris Tyler
Screened at Manhattan Short Film Festival (took place across six continents and at over 200 venues) and New York Shorts Fest.
Winner of the Audience Bronze Prize.
Trailer and more info here.