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A quirk in time and space gives a failed filmmaker the chance to reshape his destiny when he visits his peculiar alma mater.

Director: J.T. Tepnapa

Writers: J.T. Tepnapa, Carlos Pedraza

Taglines:If you had a second chance, would you grab it?

Genres:Drama | Sci-Fi

Storyline: Failed filmmaker Zachary Wells is convinced by his best friend and hotshot director Topher into replacing him as a judge in their film school's annual festival. Zach's one-night stand with a student backfires when that student walks into an interview the next morning calling himself Danny Reyes, the name Zach went by when he attended the school. And Danny's film, "Judas Kiss," is a finalist in the competition Zach is judging. Zach's film, also "Judas Kiss," won the festival years before. As Zach scrambles for answers, a mysterious, chain-smoking campus tour guide, counsels him: "Change the kid's past, change your future." But how? Zach comes to believe he can mend his life by disqualifying Danny from competition, putting him on a different path than Zach followed. But will Zach's plan work?

@IMDb
@Amazon: Judas Kiss (2011)


Film student Chris Wachowsky (Sean Paul Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan, left) waits for his rendezvous with Danny Reyes (Richard Harmon)


Danny (Richard Harmon) and Shane (Timo Descamps) contemplate their future together


Failed filmmaker Zachary Wells (Charlie David, right) uses his knowledge of the future to confront film student Danny Reyes (Richard Harmon)

Cast (in alphabetical order)
Sean Paul Lockhart ... Chris Wachowsky
Charlie David ... Zachary Wells
Richard Harmon ... Danny Reyes
Timo Descamps ... Shane Lyons
Genevieve Buechner ... Samantha
Dennis Bateman ... Jude's Father
Julia Morizawa ... Abbey Park
Julian LeBlanc ... Nate
Tim Foutch ... Tommy
Vince Valensuela ... Daniel Reyes Sr.
Ron Boyd ... Ralph Garlington
Laura Kenny ... Mrs. Blossom
Iain Dunn ... Young Danny
Jessica Hendrickson ... Party Girl
Sharon Savene ... Sarah
Troy Fischnaller ... Topher Shadoe
Demetrius Sager ... Handsome Shower Guy
Samantha Rund ... Rebecca
Matthew Smith ... Jude
Dale Bowers ... Old Man Welds
Tessa Archer ... Music Video First Assistant
Joe Royal ... Teeth Brushing Guy
Ronee Collins ... Kimberly Reyes
Michael Hinman ... Newspaper Guy
Brian Sutherland ... Urinal Man #1 (uncredited)

 
Danny & Chris

 
Zachary & Shane


Comments

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elisa_rolle
Jan. 7th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I was expecting a lot from this movie, since, well, the tam-tam was huge, the cast was good, and yes, I was really interesting in see how they would interact with each other, who will be with whom and so on.

Charlie David was perfect for his role, a man disappointed with his present life and in no mood to walk through the memory line to be a judge in a college movie festival, the same college and the same movie festival crowning him 15 years ago and now completely forgetting who he is.

Richard Harmon is so "haunting" that is no wonder all the cute boys want to sleep with him (and most manage to). He has an attitude but he seems to deserve it also. He is beautiful, probably even too beautiful and he has got talent, probably even too much. He wants to be someone, but he wants also to escape from his past. And, in the end, he prefers when men take advantage of him, manipulate him, betray him... for him it's how the ways are, how he is expecting to be treated.

That is the reason why he seems to prefer Shane to Chris, even if, actually, he is playing with both of them (and on the side also with Zach).

Sean Paul Lockhart in the role of Chris is probably, with Harmon, the best discovery of this movie. The right dose of enticing young boy, the right dose of shyness, he is the safety against the allure of Shane. I think I understood who Chris is in Danny's future, or maybe it's what I want to believe for them. He played the "innocent/naive/nerd" boyfriend in comparison to Timo Descamps's "aloof/cold/socialite" one, and maybe that made me smile, considering all. But he was cute, and that was what the director wanted, he wanted him to represent the peanut butter in comparison to Timo's dark chocolate. I think he was good in being so.

All in all a good movie, low budget but you barely notice it, and some of the camera shot are almost paintings so good they are. And, I was almost forgetting... good sex scene too, saying all it has to be said without showing gratuituos naked bodies.

Edited at 2012-01-10 01:30 pm (UTC)
hpstrangelove
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this movie. And you're right about the pretty boys and the sex scenes - they were fantastic.
elisa_rolle
Jan. 7th, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
the right amount without being the only reason for the movie ;-)
gingerhead76
Jan. 7th, 2012 10:20 am (UTC)
Anche a me è piaciuto molto, soprattutto per il fatto che l'omosessualità è stata trattata in modo assolutamente normale, senza tutte le tragedie che in genere sono ad essa connesse.
Richarda Harmon è davvero carino e spero proprio che faccia carriera, e io e una mia amica ora ci stiamo interessando al passato porno di Sean Lockhart! ;-P
Anche la colonna sonora è molto bella.
elisa_rolle
Jan. 7th, 2012 10:37 am (UTC)
Ho visto qualcuno dei film che ha fatto Sean Lockhart, non sono male ;-) e lui era davvero carino. Spero riesca a ricavarsi una piccola carriera nei film piccolo budget/indipendenti, non credo riuscirà mai a lasciarli alle spalle il porno e soprattutto lo scandalo (aver cominciato quando era ancora minorenne...). Però in ruoli come questo è perfetto.
gingerhead76
Jan. 7th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
Eh be', figurati se negli USA gli fanno passare liscio il gravissimo crimine di aver fatto porno quamdo era minorenne....
Ma forse è maglio se fa solo film indipendenti: in genere sono più belli e interessanti di quelli a grosso budget, e i registi hanno più libertà.
chrysalis_1975
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
I have gone back and forth about watching this movie for quite a while. I believe I will give it a try based on your insightful review. Thank you for sharing your review & thoughts :) I always respect your opinion!
elisa_rolle
Jan. 7th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
me too I was not 100% sure, but I was glad I saw it
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