›› BOYS ON FILM #15 - TIME AND TIED ‹‹

Beginning in March 2009, leading UK gay film distributor Peccadillo Pictures released the first of their critically acclaimed
Boys on Film shorts compilation series. This, their fifteenth entry showcases a stunning collection
of nine wondrous short films from some of the UK's leading gay filmmakers.
›› click on the photos for individual reviews ‹‹
›› Closets ‹‹   ›› Putting on the Dish ‹‹   ›› G O'Clock ‹‹
2015 | 18 mins | UK   2015 | 6 mins | UK   2016 | 11 mins | UK
Tommy Knight stars in this light-hearted drama as Henry; a teenager struggling with his sexuality in 1986. Hiding in his wardrobe, he time travels to the present day where he meets a similar teenager Ben, occupying his same bedroom 30 years later.   In this "fantabulosa" comedy we journey back to London, 1962, where two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench about life and sex using Polari slang to talk about their experiences, at a time when being gay is still a criminal offence.   After being called out to an emergency, Alex, a gay paramedic, saves the life of a young boy who had overdosed on GHB. He later arrives at a chill-out and meets Nik; a sexy young Spanish boy who he takes under his wing, but soon discovers his caring instincts come with a dangerous price.
›› Nightstand ‹‹   ›› Morning is Broken ‹‹   ›› Sauna the Dead ‹‹
2015 | 26 mins | UK   2015 | 10 mins | UK   2016 | 20 mins | UK
Two men meet over three consecutive nights - one is young and gay, and the other is married to a woman and middle aged. Their tender affair starts to unravel in the night-time metropolis, leaving them to face their biggest fears.   Sam's brother is getting married, but this family event doesn't represent a milestone just for the groom. At the wedding Sam meets Nick, who's friendly and fond of old cars. He invites Sam to go for a drive; a pact is made and an adventure begins.   A night is a gay sauna turns into a fight for survival. Two men must overcome prejudice and join forces in taking down a horde of towel wearing zombies. This genre-hopping modern day fairy tale explores how the way we treat each other ultimately creates the world we live in.
›› CrossRoad ‹‹   ›› Dawn ‹‹   ›› Trouser Bar ‹‹
2016 | 11 mins | UK   2016 | 13 mins | UK   2016 | 20 mins | UK
This, the fourth short film from noted UK director Leon Lopez of Soft Lad fame is but an exhilarating rollercoaster ride of emotions, charting the highs and the lows in the life of Liam; a young man wrecked with confusion after an incident that forces him to make choices that will change his life forever.   As dawn creeps across London, two lonely outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun begins to rise and the veil of night is lifted, the pair search the cold light of day for hope, as it takes more than just eyes to look inside the soul.   Set in a London gentlemen's outfitters circa 1976 and taking inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishist love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers, two men enter Sir John's Trouser Bar, but little do they know the sexual adventures that await them inside.
Dave says:

Cutting straight to the chase, the short films that to my mind standout in this collection are Lloyd Eyre-Morgan's gem of a sci-fi styled coming out work that is Closets and Jake Graf's Dawn; namely a beautifully played tale that charts the growing friendship between two strangers. Others came close however, in this British born and bred compilation that notably features the naughty but nice send-up of a London gentlemen's outfitters that is Kristen Bjorn's erotic Trouser Bar, to the graphic reality of sex, drugs and death of Mitchell Marion's wonderfully staged G O'Clock, together with the acid-tongued Polari punchlines of Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston's Putting on the Dish that's just - so bona. As ever the collection is as diverse, as it is compelling. Say no more.
›› check out the BOYS ON FILM #15 DVD available from Amazon.
›› check out the Official Trailer on YouTube.
›› all story summaries taken from OR based upon the official synopsis.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Overall Duration - 135 mins. 
DVD Release Date - 22.August.2016. 

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