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“Judas Kiss” wins best screenplay on opening night of Long Beach Q Film Festival

Had a great time last night at the Long Beach Q Film Festival.

Following a terrific opening night reception at the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center, my friends and I took in the new drama Judas Kiss next door at the Art Theatre. I had chatted up the film’s director JP Tepnapa and its writer Carlos Pedraza at the party and their passion and enthusiasm for their movie was apparent and refreshing. What a pair they are and how terrific to see their four-year journey come to fruition.

After the screening, they were presented with the Q Fest outstanding screenplay award.

The film is so well shot with outstanding production values and the cast is headed by the very talented Charlie David whose work, which includes starring in Dante’s Cove and writing Mulligans, I have long been a fan of. could not make the festival but I chatted with some of the other cast members including Timo Descamps (pictured, left) who is from Belgium and really makes an excellent and most attractive villain in the film. Also there’s Brent Corrigan who is lovely and sweet as good guy Chris Wachowsky. Brent has made quite a name for himself as a porn actor but is determined to make it in mainstream films. He’s off to a terrific start with Judas Kiss because it showcases him well in a smaller but important role.

My weekend is filled with other commitments so I won’t make it back to Long Beach but do check out the schedule and go to some movies today and tomorrow – including Sunday night’s Hollywood to Dollywood starring those darling Lane twins Larry and Gary.

FILE UNDER: Awards, Film Festivals


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