a short film by Joshua Smith
2010 | 11 mins | US
›› Brookton Hollow
a sweet gay fairytale.
Brookton Hollow by Joshua Smith
Official Synopsis:-

A young man named Kyle and his father live on a small farm called Brookton Hollow. They live in a simple world with no neighbours or friends that come to visit. They have only one animal; a cow named Willis. Every morning Kyle roams the pasture looking for Willis, who wears a weathered cowbell from his neck that makes an eerie ring when the wind blows hard. Never having had a friend to talk to, Kyle shares his thoughts and dreams with Willis, whilst looking into the cows' dark eyes.

One morning at breakfast Kyle's father announces that their meat supply has come to an end and he will have to kill the cow. That night, Kyle is awakened by a gust of wind to hear Willis' cowbell in the distance. Curious, he follows the sound deep into the forest where he finds a boy whistling at him, wearing nothing but a cowbell around his neck. Could this mysterious boy be somehow related to his beloved cow?

Dave Says:-

Told poetic fashion, with the voice of Greg Lucey replacing spoken dialogue, this short film from writer and director Joshua Smith is as sweet and lush as they come. Sure, it's nothing other than a gay fairytale, as an act of love is set to break a curse that forever turns a beautiful boy into a cow, at the start of each new day. But it's well played throughout, given our farmer's boy is all but guaranteed to walk away with his Prince Charming come the close of play. Simply delightful.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - the full monty. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 
starring: Christopher Hills / Kyle, Willis Bigelow / the Naked Boy, Von Scott Bair / the Father,
and Greg Lucey as the Narrator.
narration written by Frank Lucatuorto.
Copyright 2012 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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