With Falcon Studios, gay porn mogul Chuck Holmes built an empire on flesh and fantasy — the gay Hugh Hefner. From 1972 to 2000, Chuck fought the FBI, vice squads and an epidemic to document the emerging gay culture, and provide gay men across the country with a vision of life that was unashamed and celebratory. When he attempts to channel his millions into a gay rights movement of the 90s, he finds that his money is sometimes more welcome than he is.
Director: Mike Stabile. Editor: Bryan Darling. Currently In release. Official selection: Boston LGBT, Torino GLBT, Inside Out Toronto.
Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life, whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. Shields and Powell retreat to a cabin in the Cascade Mountains debating their central question: Life versus Art. Everything changes when an actual fight breaks out over what and who can be talked about in the course of the film. More than a deconstruction of the buddy film, I Think You’re Totally Wrong assails the divisions between reality and fiction, documentary and life, with subversive glee.
Director: James Franco. Editor: Bryan Darling. Currently in release. Official selection: DOXA Vancouver.
Eric must choose whether to stay with his polyamorous boyfriend, Conrad, after Conrad decides to share his love with another man. Written, directed and edited by Bryan Darling.
Official selection: British Film Institute (BFI): Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Frameline Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival.
I WANT YOUR LOVE (NARRATIVE)
The hotly anticipated debut feature film from director Travis Mathews (INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR) is a bold and unflinching look at gay relationships among a group of San Francisco friends including scenes of real sex, striking controversy amongst global film censors, including Australia, where the film was banned. Edited by Bryan Darling & Travis Mathews
Official Selection: Frameline, Outfest, BFI London, & more. European theatrical release.
Matthew Stephen Herrick of DTLA The Series stars in Bryan Darling's film. Adam is leaving Trent, ending their dysfunctional relationship. Jordan, a mover and recent San Francisco transplant, crosses paths with their roommate Spencer. Their intense connection is questioned as they watch the disintegration of Adam and Trent. Written, directed and edited by Bryan Darling.
Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival, Atlanta International Film Festival, Mezipatra Queer Film Festival.