(LOS ANGELES – MAY 15, 2012) – One of today’s most respected gay filmmakers, writer-director Rob Williams has been selected for this year’s “Filmmaker in Focus” honor from the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, being held in Mumbai, India, from May 23-27.
Williams will attend the festival and present three of his most popular films –Long-Term Relationship, Make the Yuletide Gay and Role/Play – in addition to participating in Q&A sessions for those films and a special panel discussion titled “The Pink Screen.” The festival also will screen Regrets, an award-winning short film for which Williams wrote the script.
Williams established Guest House Films, a leading Los Angeles-based film production and distribution house, with his partner Rodney Johnson in 2005. Since then, he has written, directed and produced five films and recently ventured into distribution with the successful release of Black Briefs, the first DVD in a new short-film compilation series.
“I am tremendously honored to be recognized by the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival for my body of work, and I really look forward to visiting India for the first time and experiencing everything that the country has to offer,” said Williams.
This year is shaping up to be extremely busy for Williams. In May, Guest House Films will start production on The Men Next Door, the sixth film written and directed by Williams, starring Eric Dean (Nine Lives), Michael Nicklin (“The George and Alana Show”) and Benjamin Lutz (Bite Marks); in June, Guest House Films will release its second short-film compilation, Blue Briefs; and the company will be screening the heartwarming Australian documentary, The Doctor’s Wife, at film festivals throughout the year.
About Guest House Films
Founded by Rob Williams and Rodney Johnson in 2005, Guest House Films LLC has quickly become one of the industry’s most prolific and acclaimed independent gay film production companies. It has produced five films to date, including Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Make the Yuletide Gay andRole/Play, and has numerous projects in development, including the new feature film The Men Next Door (www.indiegogo.com/themennextdoor). In 2012, it became the newest LGBT film distributor with the successful release of Black Briefs, kicking off its new short-film compilation series that will continue in June 2012 with Blue Briefs, and also has acquired the worldwide rights to the touching Australian documentary, The Doctor’s Wife, which it will be releasing on DVD and VOD later this year.