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Green Briefs announced by Guest House Films

Green Briefs announced by Guest House Films
Guest House Films has announced the that Green Briefs, the latest instalment in the popular gay-themed short film series, will be released this winter.

Following the release of Black Briefs and Blue Briefs, Green Briefs features a collection of diverse shorts about individuals and couples who are struggling with the meaning of family. There are five shorts featured on the release:

Pride – Directed by Marc Saltarelli (22 minutes)
After being disowned by his homophobic father 20 years before, a young man is now forced to take him in as he suffers from Alzheimer’s. Can he forgive his father for his past actions when his father doesn’t even remember them? Winner – Best Screenplay, Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival; Winner – Audience Award, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Nominee – Iris Prize

The Commitment – Directed by Albert M. Chan (20 minutes)
While navigating the complicated process of adoption, a committed interracial gay couple discovers something very valuable about their relationship and their quest to start a family. Winner – Best LGBT Film, SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival; Winner – Best Film, NASW (National Assoc. of Social Workers) Media Awards

Shabbat Dinner – Directed by Michael Morgenstern (14 minutes)
Friday night Shabbat dinner is boring as usual for William Shore. His mother shows off for their guests, his father has too much to drink, and he gets stuck entertaining fellow teenager Virgo, with whom he has nothing in common – at least, until he discovers that they both share a very important secret. Official Selection – Frameline, NewFest; Winner – Best Gay Film, Out in the Desert Film Festival, Tucson, Arizona

Kimchi Fried Dumplings – Directed by Jason Karman (14 minutes)
When Carl comes home with his new boyfriend for Christmas after years of being away from his family, he faces the resentment of his younger gay brother Adam, who has been left to care for their aging parents during Carl’s absence. Official Selection – Frameline, Outfest Fusion, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Symphony of Silence – Directed by Cedric Thomas Smith (40 minutes)
High school student Zach struggles to survive in the “dog eat dog” world of high school where he is tormented daily by bullies. Unfortunately, he can’t find comfort at home, since one of the bullies happens to be his older brother. Winner – Grand Jury Prize, San Antonio Local Film Festival; Winner – Best LGBT Short, South Texas Underground Film Festival; Winner – Platinum Remi, Original Dramatic Independent Short, WorldFest

“Gay men always have their fair share of family drama, from coming out to their parents to choosing to become parents themselves,” said Guest House Films co-founder Rob Williams. “The short films selected for Green Briefs come from a diverse group of filmmakers and represent a wide range of family-related issues that everyone can understand.”

The release date for Green Briefs is due to announced very soon and it can be pre-ordered at www.guesthousefilms.com/store

By Pip Ellwood

Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Little Pip Digital.

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