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Cast & Crew

JAMES FRANCO
Co-Director / Producer

James Franco

JAMES FRANCO has become multi-faceted in his endeavors as a student, artist, writer, director and actor. He has earned accolades for his performances in JAMES DEAN, MILK and 127 HOURS & also starred in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES & the SPIDER-MAN trilogy. Additionally, Franco wrote & directed THE BROKEN TOWER and directed SAL, SATURDAY NIGHT and AS I LAY DYING, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

He will next star in OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, CHILD OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, THE END OF THE WORLD, HOMEFRONT and SPRING BREAKERS.

TRAVIS MATHEWS
Co-Director / Writer

Travis Mathews

Travis Mathews is an award-winning filmmaker whose movies focus on gay men and intimacy. Informed with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a background in documentary, Travis takes a thoughtful and naturalistic approach to filmmaking while maintaining a sense of humor in his work. In 2009 Travis started an ongoing documentary series called IN THEIR ROOM about gay men and bedrooms. The first of several episodes was filmed in San Francisco, followed by Berlin (2010) and more recently, London (2012). Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) calls the series, “deeply intimate” and credits Mathews with “a kind and empathetic eye as a filmmaker and a new voice needed to tell our stories.” John Cameron Mitchell (SHORT BUS) refers to Mathews as “refreshingly honest, a new voice giving queer cinema a much needed injection of emotional intimacy.”

In 2010 TLA awarded Mathews’ narrative short, I WANT YOUR LOVE, “Best Short” honors. The feature version of the same name played dozens of festivals worldwide in 2012. Andrew Haigh (WEEKEND) calls I WANT YOUR LOVE (2011), Mathews’ feature debut, “a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men.”

www.travisdmathews.com
 

KEITH WILSON
Director of Photography / Producer

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is a director, cinematographer and photographer based in San Francisco. His documentaries THE SHRIMP, WHEN THE LIGHT’S RED, SOUTHERN FAMILY and LESBIAN GRANDMOTHERS FROM MARS have broadcast on PBS stations, cable television and been screened in numerous festivals including the Berlin, London, South by Southwest and New York Underground Film Festivals and at the U.S. National Gallery of Art. After shooting numerous award-winning documentary films, I WANT YOUR LOVE is his first narrative feature as director of photography.

As a photographer, his work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally, was an Art Forum Critic’s Pick and will be featured at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City in March 2013. His series HYDE PARK APARTMENTS was published as a monograph (Publication Studio, 2011) and he was the photographer for APOCALYPSE CAKES: RECIPES FOR THE END TIMES (Running Press, 2011).

Keith has an MFA in film production from the University of Texas-Austin where he was a University and Jesse Jones Fellow.

www.wall-eye.com
 

IRIS TORRES
Producer

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Iris Torres was born in Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico. She majored in Broadcasting Communications back in Mexico where she worked in Journalism, Radio and TV. In 2005 she moved to Vancouver, BC, and enrolled in Capilano to pursue a career in Film Production. After graduating she worked for 3 years as an Assistant Director for such films as The year of the Carnivore, Twilight New Moon and Twilight Eclipse, The Big Year, 50/50, Marmaduke, , Caprica (TV show), and ultimately Planet of the Apes where she had the opportunity to work with Actor/ Director and Producer James Franco. In 2010 Iris joined Rabbit Bandini Productions. Since joining RBP she has produced many of James’ Art Videos (Idaho, Blue Funk, Fucking James Franco). In 2012 she produced her first Commercial; “GUCCI: La Passione” directed by James Franco. Following the success of the first commercial she then produced “GUCCI: Dionysus”, and 7 For All Man Kind Spring 2012. Later that year, Iris produced her first feature film “Interior Leather Bar” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and currently been shown at numerous Film Festivals around the world. Iris is currently in post-production on her second feature film, directed by James Franco, “Bukowski”.

VAL LAUREN
Actor

Val Lauren

A Los Angeles native, Val Lauren began by training and performing original plays at the Playhouse West Repertory Theater. He simultaneously worked on television shows and independent films including the Sundance Institute film “True Love” directed by Henry Barrial. Val made his writing/directorial debut with the award winning short film “HELP”, about a man on the night he sets off on a mission to save his dying Mother’s life, in which he also starred.

He played the lead role in James Franco’s bio pic SAL, about Sal Mineo. The film premiered at the Venice (Italy) Film Festival and is due out in theaters in 2013. Val recently finished a sold out run of the original play “No Way Around But Through”. He directed and starred in it opposite Scott Caan and Melanie Griffith, produced by Garry Marshall and Mike O’Malley. Currently, Val is filming “The Last Knights” opposite Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, due out in theaters in 2013.

CHRISTIAN PATRICK
Actor

Christian Patrick

Christian Patrick is an actor, writer and producer. His work includes theater, film and TV commercials. He directed and produced the film “The Kitchen Sink” (2005) starring Jacqui Maxwell.

Christian is often cast in roles that showcase his pansexual erotic interests and confidence that compliment his leading man energy. His role in James Franco’s “Interior. Leather Bar.” explores his S&M persona Master Avery and while he is not featured in Franco’s “Kink” film, he is an accomplished actor for the company. When between projects, he works as a consultant on scripts and film.

meetchristianpatrick.com

CAST

Full cast and crew list can be found on IMDB

 

Val Lauren
James Franco
Christian Patrick
Travis Mathews
Brenden Gregory
Brad Roberge
Colin Chavez
A.J. Goodrich
Robby Ackien
Osblado Daniel Alvarez
Andres Barcelo
Nick Buda
Jol Devitro
Jonathan Howard
Caleb James
Michael Lannan
Loc Le
Tyson C. Lenard
Matthew McKellligon
Joel Michaely
Chervine Namani
Adrian Pena
Ben Phen
Jake Robbins
Scott Schwenk
Jay Sosnicki
Lane Stewart
Rob Vincent
Keith Wilson
Eva Lauren

Val/Steve
James
Master Avery
Travis
Brenden
Bradley
Drag Queen
A.J.
Robby
Osbaldo
Andres
Nick
Jol
Jonathan
Caleb
Michael
Loc
Tyson
Matthew
Joel
Chervine
Adrian
Ben
Jake
Scott
Jay
Lane
Rob
Keith
Eva