PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Directed by: Reid Waterer 2012 | 15 min.

Section: Men's Short

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Comedy


Synopsis

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.

 

DIRECTOR'S BIO

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."

Screenings

Sunday, June 09 12:00 PM R/D Date Passed
Plays with:  SHORTS SHOWCASE DO YOU HAVE A CAT?
BARBIE BOY
A LA CARTE
JACKPOT
DAWN
HOLDEN

Cast & Crew

Director Reid Waterer
Cast Danny Lopes, Anthem Moss, Lawrence Nicols

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