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Project of the Day: Bug Chasing

Project of the Day: Bug Chasing

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Tweetable Logline:
Alienated from his family and culture, a promising, young high school teacher seeks solace in the darkest fringes of the gay community.

Elevator Pitch:
“‘Bug chasing’ is a subject most people either don’t know about, don’t want to admit is happening, or just don’t want to talk about. We’re not interested in condemning or condoning anyone’s behavior. Instead, our goal with this narrative short is to start a dialogue and ask one simple question: Why?” – Sal Bardo

Production Team:
Director: Sal Bardo
Producer/Actor: Max Rhyser
Editor: Miles Painter
Cinematographer: Nickolas Rossi

About the Production:
“I grew up in the ’80s and early ’90s, when HIV prevention was engrained in ours heads as a matter of life or death. I think many of us came of age genuinely believing that sex equals death, and specifically gay sex equals death, and then to take it to its logical – or illogical conclusion – gay equals death. I’m disturbed by the ambivalence and complacency I’ve encountered over the last several years regarding the issues of HIV/AIDS and safer sex in the gay community, particularly among younger men. ” – Sal Bardo

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