Disconnected from his family, culture, and community, Zachary Gold—a young, promising high school teacher and the son of conservative immigrants—seeks solace in the darkest fringes of the gay community.
As members of the gay community, we're disturbed by the ambivalence and complacency we've encountered regarding the issues of HIV/AIDS and safer sex. As filmmakers, our goal is to start a dialogue about the controversial subject of "bug chasing" and ask one simple question: Why?
About the Creators
Sal Bardo's short film Requited made its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2011 and has screened at festivals across the country, including Reel Affirmations: Washington D.C.'s International LGBT Film Festival, where Sal won the Audience Award for Best First Time Filmmaker. Requited will be released on DVD later this year. His most recent film, Sam, about gender identity and bullying, is currently making the festival rounds. www.salbardo.com
Hailed as "An Actor to Watch!" by Backstage, Max Rhyser has acted opposite Q-Tip in Nelson George's My Funny Valentine (currently in development) and in One Life to Live, Homeland, A Four Letter Word, Requited, and the BBC series My Hero. His production work includes the successful series In Between Men. Max is a proud member of SAG and AEA, sits on the creative teams of two theater companies, and runs a holistic healing practice in New York. He is dedicated to affecting change through storytelling. www.maxrhyser.com
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