Set in free-spirited San Fransisco in 1985, “Test” is an award-winning portrayal of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that became the definitive issue in the gay community. In this exclusive clip, professional dancer Scott Marlowe stars in his on screen debut as troubled modern dancer named Frankie who channels his off-stage challenges into his performance.
Written and directed by Chris Mason Johnson, “Test” was awarded top jury prize at Outfest 2013 and was selected to screen at prestigious festivals like NewFest, London BFI Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival. The dance sequences, such as the one featured in this clip, were choreographed by acclaimed stage choreographer Sidra Bell. “Test” also stars Matthew Risch as a veteran dancer who’s bad boy nature compliment’s Frankie’s innocence as the two performers develop a deeper and deeper relationship.
“Test” has been released in select theaters and VOD, and will receive a New York/ Los Angeles release on June 13.