“The Dare Project” out Sept. 24 reunites original cast from the classic 2005 gay-themed short film “Dare”
Filmmakers David Brind and Adam Salky, who brought us the award-winning classic short film Dare, are back with the highly anticipated sequel. The Dare Project is a first of its kind short film, combining the original short together with its brand new follow-up, shot 15 years later, from the same cast and creative team.
It will premiere on demand on Sept. 24.
Dare told the story of Johnny and Ben, two very different high school boys who come unexpectedly together one night in a confluence of champagne, a swimming pool and adolescent bravado. They are played by Michael Cassidy and Adam Fleming.
The original short debuted on the film festival circuit in 2005, played over 50 festivals globally and won several grand jury and audience awards. It also became the lead-off and cover image short for Strand Releasing’s Boys Life 5, the fifth edition in their popular and critically acclaimed Boys Life short film series and was also distributed by the Logo network as one of its most popular gay-themed shorts. It has had more than 13 million views.
The Dare Project is historic because it is the first short film ever to bring back the original cast and creative team. Ben and Johnny, now in their early 30s fortuitously run into each other at a party in Los Angeles after not seeing each other since high school, where they shared one slightly dangerous, very sexy, boundary-pushing night in a swimming pool. Is their connection still alive, and what do they do about it?
Below os the trailer for the sequel.