Boys on Film 5: Candy Boy

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Go Go Reject: REVIEWED

Genre: Comedy     Run. Time: 20mins     Language: English     Year: 2010
Directed by: Michael J. Saul
Written by: Heath Daniels
Starring
Heath Daniels as Daniel
Matthew Bridges as Matthew
Michael Estime as Tanner
Korken Alexander as Cesar
Drew Droege as Anthony Mojo
Iva Turner as Becky
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection

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“Daniel yearns to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming the Jennifer Beals of male go-go dancing. Undaunted by peer-pressure to get muscular, Daniel turns his small frame into a huge success.”

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Candy Boy: REVIEWED

Genre: Animated Drama     Run. Time: 13mins     Language: French (Eng. Subs)     Year: 2007
Directed by: Pascal-Alex Vincent
Written by: Martin Drouot and Pascal-Alex Vincent
Starring
Marie-Christine Darah as La Mère Supérieure (Voice)
Julien Bouanich as Candy Boy (Voice)
Chloé Berthier as Soeur Prudence (Voice)
Aymen Saïdi as Samy (Voice)
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection

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“Panic at the orphanage! Children start falling mysteriously ill left right and center. Candy Boy, the most valiant of the orphans, leads the inquiry. From the director of Give Me Your Hand”

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David: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 14mins     Language: Spanish (Eng. Subs)     Year: 2005
Directed by: Roberto Fiesco
Written by: Roberto Fiesco
Starring
Jorge Adrián Espíndola as David
Javier Escobar as José
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection
Filmed/produced in Mexico
NSFW

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“José encounters mute young man David, who has no problem in communicating his desire for sex.”

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James: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 17mins     Language: English     Year: 2008
Directed by: Connor Clements
Written by: Connor Clements
Starring
Niall Wright as James
Matt Jennings as Mr. Sutherland
Margaret Goodman as Mother
Gerry Doherty as Father
Louis Rolston as Man in Toilet
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.
Finalist in the Iris Prize.
Filmed/produced in Northern Ireland

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“Focusing on a boy isolated by his sexuality and alienated from his family due to his parent’s marital troubles, James reaches out in desperation to his teacher for support and guidance.”

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Far West: REVIEWED

Genre: Comedy     Run. Time: 17mins     Language: French (Eng. Subs)     Year: 2003
Directed by: Pascal-Alex Vincent
Written by: Olivier Nicklaus, Paul Raoux and Pascal-Alex Vincent
Starring
Julien Gauthier as Eric
Jean Haas as Papy
Gilles Guillain as Mika
Tony Granger as Koko
Chloé Berthier as Julie
Alexis Michalik as Jean-Didier
Sébastien Charles as Le prof de danse
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.

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“Eric is forced to spend his holidays in the countryside. Bored out of his mind, an unexpected visit from friends Mika and Koko pulls him out of the doldrums. From the director Give Me Your Hand”

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Last Call: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 18mins     Language: English     Year: 2009
Directed by: Nick Corporon
Written by: Nick Corporon and Gareth Dutton
Starring
Travis Dixon as Gavin
David Devora as Mark
Jody Jaress as The Bartender
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.

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“After a tragic accident, Gavin is offered the chance to re-live three memories he shared with his ex-boyfriend by a mysterious bartender. He takes the offer, but Fate has other plans…”

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Blokes: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 15mins     Language: Spanish (Eng. subs)     Year: 2010
Directed by: Marialy Rivas
Written by: Marialy Rivas
Starring
Alfonso David as Luchito
Pedro Campos as Manuel Tapia
Misc.
Original title is ‘Blocks’
Made in Chile
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.

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“Santiago, Chile, 1986. Blokes tells the story of the sexual awakening of a boy during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Desire can result in a very different outcome depending on the moment that you live.”

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Sweat: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 15mins     Language: English     Year: 2008
Directed by: John Lochland
Written by: John Lochland
Starring
David Paisley as Simon
Tom Frederic as Tim
Tom Swash as Tiger
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.

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“Holby City’s David Paisley is Simon, who we follow as he takes his first timid steps into the sauna scene of London’s Vauxhall”

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Two Young Men, UT: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 17mins     Language: English     Year: 2009
Directed by: Sam McConnell
Written by: Nick Citton and Sam McConnell
Starring
Art Gager as Eli Dennis
George Lewis as Will Oberlain
Misc.
Available as part of the Boys on Film 5 collection.

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“Will and Eli meet by chance in a bar and head to the salt flats searching for a party. In the process, however, they take the first steps towards finding and accepting themselves”

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