GUYS READING POEMS

By Hunter LEE HUGHES

MUTZ MEDIA - as SALES / PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment

Festivals
& Awards

Woods Hole 2016
Audience Award for Best Film
Palm Beach International Film Festival 2016
Official
Blow Up Chicago Arthouse International Film Festival 2016
Official
Breckenridge International FIlm Festival 2016
Official
South Texas Underground Film Festival 2016
Official
Dances with Films, Hollywood 2016
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hunter LEE HUGHES
    • Writer(s)
    • Hunter LEE HUGHES
    • Producer(s)
    • Patrick HOLZEN, Hunter LEE HUGHES, Jason FRACARO, Debbie VANDERMEULEN
    • Synopsis
    • “Guys Reading Poems” follows an avant-garde painter (Patricia Velasquez, “The Mummy,”) whose sanity dissipates when she’s abandoned by her handsome lothario husband (Alexander Dreymon, “The Last Kingdom”) for his stunningly beautiful mistress (Lydia Hearst, “South of Hell”). In a feature debut performance, Luke Judy plays the resourceful child who creatively uses poetry to survive when his disturbed mother locks him in a puppet box, then transforms the child’s makeshift prison into an art installation.
      The supporting cast includes Rex Lee (“Entourage” and “Young and Hungry”), Christos Vasilopoulos (“Banshee”), Blake Sheldon and Jerod Meagher. The film features 32 poems as a framing device for this narrative about this artistic but damaged family, including poetry from West Hollywood poet laureate Steven Reigns, as well as classic pieces from LGBT poets Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Thomas Gray, among others.
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