Best First Narrative Feature, FilmOut San Diego
New York Premiere
Dir. Matthew Montgomery, USA, 2018, 88 mins
While searching for his missing brother in a remote gay cruising park, Noah (Stephen Twardokus) sets his sights on a handsome stranger (JD Scalzo). When Noah is viciously attacked, he and his new companion escape through the woods with two menacing thugs in hot pursuit. Lost and frightened, they begin to turn on each other and slowly unravel the truth of what’s really going on around them. This moody, picturesque psychological thriller from first-time director Matthew Montgomery features unexpected twists and turns, and seamlessly blends sharp, opposing perspectives about sex and love with suspenseful set pieces filled with existential dread.
Writer: Matthew Montgomery, Stephen Twardokus
Cast: Stephen Twardokus, JD Scalzo, Steve Callahan, Brandy Elliot, Jon Gale
Also screening on 10/28 at 4:30pm at Cinépolis 8.
Q&A with filmmakers to follow