WINNER: BEST FEATURE FILM - Gilbert Baker Film Festival (Kansas)
WINNER: AUDIENCE FAVORITE - Cinema Diverse (Palm Springs)
WINNER: BEST LGBT FILM - Big Apple Film Festival (New York City)
A Wake is an affecting drama about a family coping with the death of a teenage boy named Mitchel. Questions linger about the nature of Mitchel’s death, but no one confronts them until a stranger shows up to the wake.
Teenage Mason (Noah Urrea) desperately tries to reach his lost identical twin through spiritual means, setting him a journey of self-discovery and connection with an unlikely friend.
WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD - Chicago Reeling Film Festival
WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD - Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado)
The pleasures and pitfalls of the nocturnal urban landscape serve as the backdrop for Scott Boswell’s debut feature. Anthony (Raphael Barker, an eager small-town newcomer to San Francisco who is dealing with an abusive ex-lover, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Gavin, an underaged runaway and homeless street hustler who has a turbulent history of his own. Anthony attempts to make sense of his situation and his longing for stability through his poetry. Using a non-chronological style, this vérité-style drama explores youthful impulsivity and perilous street life with both clarity and compassion.
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