As briefly alluded to in a recent Facebook status report, my short film The Other Half
will have its world premiere on Wednesday, February 25 in New York. The screening is at 9:00 pm at the Anthology Film Archives, as part of the CineKink
I'm proud to say, at this point, the film has a 100% festival acceptance rate! I'd better savor that feeling while I can.
If you're a New Yorker, you can purchase tickets (and peruse CineKink's other offerings) at the Official CineKink B-Side Website
I was referred to them by Ray Privett, the brain behind the distribution collective Cinema Purgatorio
. He pinpointed it as a cool, well-run festival with a loyal following, and a demographic that is... shall we say... not unsuited to my brand of filmmaking.
The festival is in its sixth year and, according to its mission statement: "Founded in 2003, CineKink is an organization that recognizes and encourages the positive depiction of sexuality and kink in film and television, most visibly through its annual film festival, CineKink NYC. Featuring a specially-selected program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality, with offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond, works presented by CineKink range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to hot porn, mildly spicy to quite explicit - and everything in between."
I only hope their audience doesn't find it too tame for their tastes.
I'm eager to check out CineKink -- still debating whether or not I'm going. Ordinarily I'd gladly put up the $150 -- but right now, every spare dollar goes in the filmmaking pot. If I'm really
going to shoot a feature this summer, I gotta tighten the belt and make sacrifices.
I know... some cast and crew members might now be thinking, "I thought you told me this was NOT
porn!" No, it's not porn, but you knew it wasn't the typical quirky Southern indie film the moment you pulled into that fleabag motel in Rome.
I've posted photos online, but realize I haven't shared the plotline, so here's the official story: "To evade the psychological cruelty of her disabled husband, a woman arranges a sexual tryst for him and a 'dancer' at a cheap motel."EMBRACE THE ABJECT!
Let's face it -- I don't make the same movies as everyone else -- and my work belongs in a festival that caters to, uh, unconventional tastes. I'm hoping that at CineKink, The Other Half
will find an audience that appreciates its eclecticism.The Other Half
will be playing along with a feature film, MindFLESH