In Attendance: Director Reid Waterer
Two straight actors rehearse for a movie's upcoming gay love scene. How will they make out?
Director Reid Waterer was inspired to write PERFORMANCE ANXIETY after seeing a straight actor flinch each time he was embraced during rehearsals for a gay-themed film they were making. A peek behind the curtain of the acting process, PERFORMANCE ANXIETY pokes fun at homophobia and is also an homage to several seminal queer films.
Reid Waterer is a veteran of 150+ film festivals on six continents with his award-winning previous films. His short YOU CAN'T CURRY LOVE screened in the 2010 Honolulu Rainbow Festival. A graduate of USC Film School, he began his career with a brief stint working for director Peter Bogdanovich. He has placed highly in several screenwriting contests, and is also an award-winning editor of movie advertising for big studio films such as MAMMA MIA! and THE HANGOVER.
"I am excited to be included in this year's festival and even more excited to be attending. It's such an honor to be part of the world-class program of films the festival puts together each year. I've been to Honolulu throughout my life and with every visit from childhood though now I've discovered something new and wonderful there. I can't wait to see some amazing films and discover even more reasons to love Hawaii."