I'm excited to premiere the preview of our new project "A Thing of Beauty."
As many of you know, we sent Gabriel Clark to a remote paradise in the
dead of winter. He invited Colby Keller, Dale Cooper, and JD Phoenix
-- but there will be plenty of time for me to discuss the details of
the project when it's released.
For now, I'd like to share a personal note about this project because
it is so special to me. This is the first of many creative
collaborations with my life partner of 15 years, R. J. Sebastian. Many
of you know that we work together, and it is RJ's beautiful work as
the Director of Photography that brings such tenderness to all of my
films. Without him, "The Haunting" and "RoadStrip" would still be
thoughts on a page.
Truthfully, my entire life with R.J. is a creative collaboration. When
I met him 15 years ago, I was at a low point in my life -- career in
the dumps, broke, and irresponsible. He was everything I was not. He
made me want to be a better man.
We have been together since our first date. Is it love? Yes, but it's
also being willing to communicate and work through the hardest and
challenging parts of life that are tossed at us. And we continue to do
This project -- even this short trailer -- is a love letter to my love
of loves. And it's OUR document that reminds us that what we have
created together is precious. It is the one thing in my life, along
with our relationship with Benny Morecock, I am the most proud of.
My hope is that these short films are a candle in the dark for anyone
who doubts that the love between two men is anything but A Thing of
Love always & be nice,