Hooking Up Shorts
Getting on and getting off, this collection of shorts explore the way we connect and turn each other on. These six films take you ringside into an awkward and hilarious hook up between a millennial and a man old enough to be his father, a shy young man exploring online dating for the first time, the unexpected erotic charge of grief and a casual hook-up that just might have some legs.
Call Your Father Dir: Jordan Firstman 2016, USA, 20 mins
On Josh and Greg’s first date, they quickly realize that the generational divide between them is the least of their worries.
Herculanum Dir: Arthur Cahn, 2016, France, 21 mins
Three meetings. Two men. A rumbling volcano.
French with English subtitles
Jamie Dir: Christopher Manning, 2016, UK, 9 mins
Jamie, a shy and quiet loner, spends the afternoon with Ben after meeting him on a dating app. As they chat, Jamie finds himself opening up and letting loose his hopes and fears in an unexpected awakening.
Just Past Noon on a Tuesday Dir: Travis Mathews 2018, Brazil, 22 mins
Two strangers visit the penthouse of a recently deceased lover, only to find themselves learning more about each other.
Portuguese with English subtitles
Thirst Dir: Eoin Maher, 2017, UK, 8 mins
Drew leaves another disappointing gay hook up and wonders why he feels so alone. This revealing monologue delves deep into the mind of a lonely gay man. His desires, his insecurities and his wavering belief he’ll find love.
TommyTeen18 Dir: Vincent Fitz-Jim, 2017, Netherlands, 16 mins
Longing to experience a sexual encounter with a man, 15-year-old Tommy discovers a popular gay dating app that might offer the only solution. But in the difficult grey area between childhood and maturity everything strains.