At Apicha CHC, we embrace the unique and diverse communities we serve, and belong to. That's why we wanted to start a blog series sharing a number of gay short films created by our communities.
These films were produced by a variety of talented individuals in the LGBT community who are telling stories about their experiences.
The artists who created these films all chose to have their work shown on YouTube, so we wanted to help amplify their voices. The amount of creativity and passion behind these projects is unfathomable and we are so proud to be a part of our community.
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For the start of this series, we picked three of our favorites that were unique and representative of the LGBT community.
The Golden Pin
The Golden Pin (2009), has been screened at over 40 international film festivals. Long, an avid swimmer, finds himself struggling between the expectations of his Asian family and the demands of his heart. His father wants him to marry soon, but his mother, haunted by a past romance, has other ideas. Support this film.
Kris Duangphung as Long
Ben Bela Boehm as Ryan
Minh Ngoc Nguyen as Linh, Long's mother
Lily Nguyen as Vanessa
Tien Nguyen as Phong, Long's father
Directed by Cuong Ngo
Written by Matt Guerin & Cuong Ngo
Produced by Igor Szczurko
Associate Producer Matt Guerin
Cinematography by Stu Marks
Executive Producer Doug Dales
Production Design by Tom Yarith Ker
Music by Mike Freedman
InsideOUT is the story of a talented, ambitious, and inquisitive teen who after relocating to Atlanta becomes homele. This film was selected as the winner of "Best Short LGBTQ Film" in 2013 at the Hotter Than July Film Festival.
Bryant "KJ" Richardson
Eric Archer II
Cleon T. Day, III
Brian L. Banks
Out of Bounds
Rose and Samantha are days away from leaving town and starting their new life together. But when Rose's mother finds out that she is a lesbian, she refuses to pay for her graduate school. They both must find a way to start their new life together before their relationship is torn apart. Watch here.
Written and Directed by:
Nicholas Paul Ybarra
Have any LGBT films that are a favorite of yours? Let us know on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!