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GAY CAMP

GAY CAMP

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 10 minutes 7 seconds
Year of production: 2018

SYNOPSIS

In a world where most of the population is gay, children who exhibit "straight" tendencies are sent to camps in order to convert them back to their natural homosexual lifestyle. Drawing upon real documentaries about straight-conversion therapy such as “Jesus Camp”, this “promotional video” is a biting satire of conversion camps, if only the roles were reversed.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: GO Theatrics
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Maria Pallas - Skylar Pinkard
Gabriel Oliva - Blaze Woodman

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Mark Marchillo
Screenwriter: Gabriel Oliva
Producer: Maria Pallas, Gabriel Oliva
Director of Photography: Scott Beckley
Sound: Daniellow Ribiat
Editing: Mark Marchillo
Sound Editing: Bryan Kuroda
Music Composer: Peter Chudyba, Gabriel Oliva

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Comedy
Sub-genre: Satire
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 10 minutes 7 seconds
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16 x 9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

2020
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
Won, HIMPFF Award
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short

2020
Top Shorts Film Festival
Best Actor in an Indie Film Nomination
Gabriel Oliva (actor)

2019
Top Shorts Film Festival
Won, October Award
Honorable Mention: LGBTQ
Maria Pallas, Mark Marchillo, Gabriel Oliva GO Theatrics

2018
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Won, ACSFF Award
Best Actress
Maria Pallas (actress)

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Calilfornia Women’s Film Festival
Santa Fe Film Festival
FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Austin Comedy Film Festival
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Mark is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-TV and his debut feature film, Breaking Legs, was just released by Sony Pictures. He was a selectee of the prestigious Fox Searchlab program for up-and-coming filmmakers after assisting director Baz Luhrmann on the Oscar-winning musical Moulin Rouge. He has produced and directed projects for companies like Mattel, Fisher Price, Disney and Jamba Juice. He has taught cinema programs at The Studio School, Marymount College, and New Roads School. As a dancer he studied at San Francisco Ballet as a teen. He later danced with the tap dancing company Rhapsody in Taps; for Norman Lear; and Beyonce.