Filmmaker Matt Riddlehoover and his creative team have launched an Indigogo campaign to seek your support in raising funds for a new feature-length film -A bilingual comedy about life, love, and everything in between.
The currently untitled film will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Riddlehoover (Scenes from a Gay Marriage) and produced in association with Bring Chase Productions. With a taht diverse cast includes Independent Spirit Award nominee María Conchita Alonso, Charlie David, and Chris Crocker, among others.
Matt Riddlehoover is an industry talent whose films offer up
“breezy, compellingly natural performances, smart writing, interesting cinematography and some very intriguing sexual tension…
We’re kind of eager to see where Matt takes us next!” -TLA Video
Stories dealing with the difficulty of personal relationships and lack of communication between people are very important. There are even those of religious aspirations and mortality – existential themes that will remain relevant a thousand years from now. We are also aiming to grind gears about civil rights, hereditary illnesses, and life itself. But as important as it is to examine these themes (as well as addiction, bullying, and family dysfunction), it’s also imperative that we remember to laugh! Perfect heart condition or not, it’s important that we enjoy life… Because when you least expect it, it could end like that. Foreshadowing?
Two men – a Venezuelan med student (Enrique Sapene) and an American actor-turned-massage therapist (Matt Riddlehoover) – meet and fall in love. They begin living together in a quaint West Hollywood apartment, along with their fitness guru roommate (Cesar D’ La Torre). On the eve of their one-year anniversary, the Venezuelan’s aunt (María Conchita Alonso) unexpectedly shows up. She’s a wreck, in the middle of a very difficult time, and expects to stay until she’s back on her feet.
To complicate matters further, the Venezuelan’s mother (Alonso, in a dual role) flies in for an extended stay. She’s old fashioned, God fearing, and outwardly disapproves of her son’s sexuality. Understandably, the couple’s flame begins to dwindle. Hoping to rekindle their relationship, they head Southeast to a property where the American spent his childhood. However, they are unaware that his unemployed brother (Charlie David) currently occupies the house with a group of misfit friends.
There’s one who’s reeling from a recent gay bashing (Chris Crocker), and another who’s hysterical from an unwanted pregnancy (Thashana McQuiston). Meanwhile, the brother – who is also gay – finds himself caught between romantic entanglements (Jonathan D. Lovitz and Josey Greenwell). During a storm-induced power outage, the couple must decide what’s most important… their relationship, families, or individual sanity!
Parts have been written for the following actors:
- María Conchita Alonso (The Running Man, Predator 2, TV’s Desperate Housewives)
- Charlie David (Mulligans, Judas Kiss, Dante’s Cove)
- Chris Crocker (Me at the Zoo)
- Jared Allman (Sundance Channel’s Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys)
- Jonathan D. Lovitz (Logo’s Setup Squad)
- Enrique Sapene (Return to Babylon, VH1’s ¡Viva Hollywood!)
- Thashana McQuiston (Scenes from a Gay Marriage)
- Carson Nicely (Scenes from a Gay Marriage)
- Amy Kelly (All About Walken: The Impersonators of Christopher Walken)
- Josey Greenwell (singer/songwriter, cover model – DNA Magazine, Men’s Fitness)
- Peter Depp (Sundance Channel’s Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys)
Support Matt Riddlehoover’s project
Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/untitled-matt-riddlehoover-project for more info.