After attending college in Santa Barbara, Chris moved to Los Angeles and began working extensively in the film and television industry. In 2012, he joined the roster of The Masses, a filmmaking collective started by director Matt Amato and the late Heath Ledger. With The Masses, Chris directed music videos which were featured on acclaimed… Continue reading Director Biography – Chris Coats (CONTENT)
BECOMING______, 9min., USA, LGBT Directed by Sophie Francey This video is a short documentary about transgender awareness and Transgender Day of Remembrance. The purpose of this video to cultivate more love and support for transgender people in hopes of reducing transphobia violence. CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
FACE THE CANNONBALL, 6min., USA, LGBT Directed by Erik Dronberger After a night of binge drinking, a 20 something reflects on his troubled relationship with his family. CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
KAMA’AINA (CHILD OF THE LAND), 15min., LGBT Directed by Kimi Howl Lee A queer sixteen-year-old girl, Mahina, resides in the predominantly Native Hawaiʻian neighborhood of Wai’anae, Oahu. After suffering abuse from her stepfather, Mahina must navigate life on the streets, until she eventually finds refuge at the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae––Hawaiʻi’s largest organized homeless encampment. CLICK HERE –… Continue reading Kama’aina (Child Of The Land) Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 LGBT Festival
A KEPT BOY, 32min., USA, LGBT Directed by Peter Chapman At the age of 17, Jason meets Anne, 35, a bubbly and joyful woman who hires Jason. A unique friendship flourishes as Anne helps Jason to break out of his shell. This is until one night when Anne decides to take their friendship to an unexpected… Continue reading A Kept Boy Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 LGBT Festival
I THINK I’LL MAKE IT, 17min, USA, Documentary Directed by Dara Bratt When Kat Hurley was five years old, her father murdered her mother. And Kat saw it happen. Now, 30 years later, she remains haunted by the memory, but determined to channel the pain into something positive by becoming a mother herself. This is her… Continue reading I Think I’ll Make It Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 LGBT Festival
DRAWN TO YOU, 4min., Canada, Animation Directed by Eleanor Davitt Young Emily didn’t see anything wrong with her drawing of two girls holding hands, but her mother saw otherwise and tore both the paper and her child’s heart in two. Little did they know, the drawings had come alive and are determined to reunite with one… Continue reading Drawn To You Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 LGBT Festival
ONE MORE PLEASE, 5min., USA, Drama/Romance Directed by Aleksei Borovikov A bitter-sweet story of a young man Daniel who goes to a bar to get drunk feeling alone on Valentine’s Day. CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
FREE FUN, 5min., Turkey, Drama Directed by Fehmi Öztürk When Kika entered to have fun in game, she encountered something she never expected. Nothing will be the same anymore. CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
BEAUTY BOYS, 18min., France, Drama Directed by Florent Gouelou In a small village, Leo, 17 years-old, has a strong taste for make-up. His big brother, Jules, who fears to be laughed at, stands against this passion. On the night of the open stage, Leo shows up in full drag… CLICK HERE – and see full info and… Continue reading Beauty Boys Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 LGBT Festival