May 18, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Fringe Features, the LGBT division of MultiVisionnaire Pictures is pleased to announce the acquisition of a LGBT feature film collection for worldwide distribution sales. The collection consists of “Buffering“, “Release”, “Shank”, “Luster” and “FAQS”, transcending the gay genre through storytelling and relationships, designed for the international audience from writer-director Christian Martin and Everett Lewis.
Buffering (U.K. / Comedy) — Seb and Aaron are two hip gay Brits living in London who have just maxed-out their credit cards. To get the creditors off their back, Aaron decides to secretly film and broadcast their sex life online. As their “performances” become ever more popular the physical, emotional and industry demands start to take a toll on their relationship and it doesn’t help that the barely-clothed boy-next-door keeps causing a serious distraction!
Release (U.K. / Drama) — Father Jack is imprisoned for a crime that he has committed. After finding himself locked up for a serious crime, young priest Jack struggles to adapt to life in an increasingly volatile prison, replete with corrupt guards and a vulnerable cellmate. Jack’s only beam of hope comes in the form of prison guard Martin, with whom he begins a passionate but clandestine affair. Starring: Daniel Brockelbank (“The Hours” and “Shakespeare in Love”)
Shank (U.K. / Drama, Romance) — Hiding his sexuality from fellow gang members, Cal has nothing in his life except sex, drugs and random acts of violence. But the bad boy’s secret desires are uncovered when he rescues a kind-eyed French exchange student from one of the clan’s sadistic hate crimes. Though the two boys fall passionately in love, Cal’s crew is bent on revenge for his betrayal and the young lovers are placed in unspeakable danger.
Also, as part of the newly acquired collection are Everett Lewis’ 2005 feature “FAQS” about three queer characters finding ways to free themselves from the homophobic bonds of an oppressive society; and the festival favorite “Luster” (2002).
“We are excited to team up with writer-director Christian Martin and Everett Lewis to bring these wonderful titles out to international buyers and festivals supporting LGBT content, ” said Erika Kao-Haley, Managing Partner of MultiVisionnaire whom negotiated the deal.
For screening request or release availability in your territory, please contact FringeFeatures.