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NEXT LEVEL SHIT

Gary Jaffe

Taylor (Ben Baur) prepares obsessively for the perfect third date with dreamboat Chris (Daniel K. Isaac), but his efforts backfire, sending the relationship spiraling to a whole new level of intimacy.

I laughed. I cringed. I grabbed some tissues (relax, I was crying). Themes of intimacy and imposter syndrome drive this comedic narrative about a man who just wants to have a normal third date. His best intentions and his sensitive stomach come to a head. As far as irreverent comedies go, it’s next level. — Erin (Artistic Director)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Comedy

RUNTIME

11 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Comedy, Romance

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Hailing originally from Austin TX, Gary is a Brooklyn-based writer/director of film and theatre. He has written and directed two short films: Next Level Shit and Sunset, which premiered at the prestigious Palm Springs International ShortFest and has now played in over 35 festivals around the world. Sunset has received several awards, including the Audience Award for Best LGBTQ Film at Rhode Island International Film Festival and Best Short Film at the East Village Queer Film Festival. Look out for Next Level Shit to make its premiere in 2019. His theatre work has appeared on stages around NYC, including his plays Diaspora TX, Song to the Moon, and numerous short plays. BA: Yale University.

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CREDITS

Director: Gary Jaffe


Producers: Skylar Landsee, Emily McCann Lesser


Writer: Gary Jaffe


Cinematographer: Tyler Harmon-Townsend


Production Designer: Aaron DiMunno


Editor: Katie Ennis


Music Composer: Scott Starrett


Cast: Ben Baur, Daniel K. Isaac, Justin Sams

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