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Palm Springs International ShortFest , Outfest LA, Wicked Queer Film Festival, Newfest, Reel Affirmations D.C.

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Director's statement

Dare and Truth' was conceived as a story about self-acceptance. Not only self-acceptance of one's sexuality but of one's position in the world. This is a story about a young teenager, Gabriel and his desire to stand up for himself, while being unable to do so. There is a universal aspect to the story that resonates with the journey that each of us goes through as a teenager. Throughout the film, Gabriel is pushed into the spotlight against his own will. He is forced to face his own reflection and while he may be the only one put in that vulnerable position of facing his own truth, every character in the story suffers from that same fear. I didn't think of 'Dare and Truth' as Gabriel's story, but as the story of this ensemble of characters going through the revelation of Gabriel's secret. This conception of the story forced me to develop each character specifically and to give each of them a story and a complex personality.

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