How close is too close?

John gets more than he bargains for during a routine haircut. He goes on a provocative journey from the terrifying to the sublime. Shot with a miniature surveillance camera, entirely in first-person, Haircut is a search for connection in the most surprising of circumstances.

“Probably the most provocative of the entire festival, not because of sex but because of identity.”
– pursedlips.com
“This well crafted short should start with a variant on that old 50’s sci-fi warning… ‘Do not try to adjust your set. For the next 8 minutes the film maker will be in control.’”
– IMDB.com
“…sexy as hell…probably the most erotic short in the festival”
– Lodger, Filethirteen.com
“a routine haircut becomes an exercise in trust”
– Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
“Bryan Jackson’s ‘Haircut’ turns a haircut into a heavy scene,  with the recipient of the eponymous cut never seen.”
– Bruce-Michael Gelbert, Fire Island Q News
“A film about so much more than a haircut could ever be.”
– Reel Pride, Fresno
“A Fantasy. A Voyage. A Crop.”
– Hamburg Lesbian Gay Film Festival

Credits

Writer & Director Bryan Jackson
Original Music Eiji Yoshizawa

Cast

Eric Sebastian John
James Kyson Lee Joe the Barber #1
Danny Chung Joe the Barber #2
Rollence Patugan Joe the Barber #3
Eric Dean Joe the Barber #4

Crew

Sound Design Gavin Haag
1st Assistant Director Sunny Basham
Key Grip Danny Walker
2nd Unit Camera John Southern
Production Assistants B. Ahn
Kaidy Kuna
Graphic Design Michael Hofeldt
Howard Chang
Press Carole Ann Klonarides
Mimi Zeiger
Michaela Goldhaber

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Screenings

2014
CineKink: CHI, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Illinois “Decade of Decadence” — October 5
CineKink PDX, The Clinton Street Theater, Portland, Oregon “Decade of Decadence” — August 6

2010
Echo Park Film Center, CineKink: Los Angeles — October 8

2007
Inside Out: Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival — May 20
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits, “Lust for Lace” — February 17

2006
Flaming Film Festival, “Twisted Knickers” Minneapolis — May 26
Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, St. Petersburg,  Florida “Gay La Mode” — April 30
CinemAsia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands — April 7

2005
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival — November 17-27
LesGaiCineMad: Madrid International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival — November 3, 11
Pride International Film Festival, Manila, Phillipines — October
Silver Lake Film Festival, Los Angeles — September 18
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Portugal — September 16,18
Anthology Film Archive, New York City “CineKink Best” — July 9
NewFest: New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival — June 12
Reel Identities: New Orleans LGBT Film Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana — June 11
Out Takes Wellington: Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, New Zealand — June 6-12
Out Takes Auckland: Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, New Zealand — May 26-June 2
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, British Film Institute Southbank “Body Matters” — April 9
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco “Ravished” — March 25
Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival “International Boys Shorts Program” — March 1
ArtLust: Fundraiser for artUS magazine, The Space, Los Angeles “SoCal Video Artists” — February 26

2004
Q! Film Festival: Jakarta Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Indonesia — December 13-19
Roze Filmdagen/Pink Filmdays Amsterdam, “On The Edge” — December 19
Verzaubert Berlin: International Queer Film Festival, “International Short Film” — December 3
Verzaubert Cologne: International Queer Film Festival, “International Short Film” — November 30, Dec 1
Verzaubert Frankfurt: International Queer Film Festival, “International Short Film” — November 25, 28
Verzaubert Munich: International Queer Film Festival, “International Short Film” — November 18, 21
Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, “Kinky in Pink” — November 7
Cinekink: New York City, Anthology Film Archives — October 23
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Screened with Todd Verow’s “Anonymous” — October 17
Lesbich Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Germany “International Short Film” — October 13
Queer Film Bremen, Kino 46, Germany, “Colorful International Shorts” — October 12
Fresno REEL Pride, Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Tower Theatre, “Big Boiz Shorts” — September 18
Fire Island Film Festival, Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival — September 16
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, Key Cinemas — September 11
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, “Meeting Mr. Right” — August 29
IndyOutties: Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film + Video Festival, “Opening Night” — August 25
Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Exhibition, Centre Cultura Contemporània — July 3
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, “Boyz Shorts,” Doris Duke Theater, Academy of Art — May 29

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