Gjester 24. Skeive Filmer

Gjester 24. Skeive Filmer

  • Hong Khaou
    Hong KhaouLILTING
    Hong Khaou was born in Cambodia, grew up in Vietnam and is now living in London. He got his BA Hons degree in Film & Video at Surrey Institute of Art of Design, and went on to work in theatres to develop his skills as a writer. This led to various writers’ attachment programs with The Royal Court, Polka Theatre, Dende Collective and Yellow Earth Theatre.He was also selected for the BBC / Royal Court New Writing Initiatives, where 50 emerging writers were chosen to take part in in-house writing opportunities for various departments within the BBC and Royal Court Theatre.After 7 years of managing Indie film distribution company Peccadillo Pictures’ Home Entertainment department, he made the move into filmmaking. He wrote and directed two short films, Summer (2007) and Spring (2011), which were selected for Berlinale and Sundance film festivals respectively.

    With Lilting’s freshness in cinematic language, and its subtle, yet intense power, writer/director Khao’s debut feature keeps on impressing audiences and critics alike.

    • Wade Gasque
      Wade GasqueTiger Orange
      Wade Gasque is a Nicholl Semifinalist for his screenplay Half Truth, as well as a Film Independent Fellow (chosen for their Director, Screenwriter and Producer labs) and a finalist in the Netflix Find Your Voice Competition.His 2013 short film Housebroken, produced by Steakhaus Productions (By Hook or By Crook) has played dozens of film festivals worldwide including Frameline (SF), Outfest (LA), Newfest (NY), Skeive Filmer (Oslo) and was released on DVD/VOD/iTunes by Strand Releasing in June 2014.Other directing credits include the short film The Hardest Job in the Business with Marvin Acuna (The Great Buck Howard) and the award-winning book trailer for Gigi Levangie Grazer’s The After Wife. He directed the stage musical The Ohmies (NY Times “Best of the season!”) at the Geffen Playhouse, the solo show From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less Than Five Hours (Santa Monica Rep at the Miles Playhouse) and wrote/directed the full-length play The Allegory of Golf at the Flatiron Playhouse in New York. His short plays have won the Buffalo’s Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition and Cleveland New Works Festival. He received a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and won the South Carolina Archibald Rutledge State Scholarship for Playwriting.

      • Mark Strano
        Mark StranoTiger Orange

        Mark StranoTiger Orange’s co-writer, producer and lead, starred in last year’s short film Housebroken, also directed by Gasque, and shown at Skeive Filmer 2013.He has been in several indie features including lead roles in the creature feature Lizard Boy, Guest House Films’ Out To Kill, and the 90’s dramedy Come Together. LA theater credits include Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things as Philip and the 30th anniversary revival of Gemini as Francis.

        Mark has written, starred in and directed several original web series, including the short film House Guests which was the inspiration for his script to Tiger Orange.

        A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s BFA acting program, Mark spent his years in NYC at a talent agency, casting for theatre and scoring independent films including Here! TV’s Fixing Frank. 

        Upon moving to LA, Mark managed screenwriters for Acuna Entertainment (The Great Buck Howard) before returning to his first love, acting. www.markstranoactor.tumblr.com

        • Frankie Valenti
          Frankie ValentiTiger Orange

          Frankie Valenti built a business around his alter-ego, Johnny Hazzard.  As an entrepreneur, actor, and one of the top selling adult film stars in the last 10 years, he has thousands of fans following his re-invention out of the adult film industry through Twitter, Facebook and his own website www.johnnyhazzard.tumblr.com.Frankie was a series regular on Here! TV’s The Lair and appeared in 21 episodes of Season 1 & 2.  Johnny Hazzard was awarded best actor at the Grabby’s for starring in the adult feature epic The Wrong Side of the Tracks Part 1 & 2.As a model, Frankie has been featured in various print ads and coffee table books, but most notably he was the muse for Boy George’s clothing line, B-Rude.

          Tiger Orange is his feature film debut.

          • Thomas Reider
            Thomas ReiderOuting

            Thomas Reider studied Journalism and Dramatics at the University of Vienna, Austria, followed by studies of Script and Dramaturgy at the Vienna Film Academy. His first collaboration with Outing co-director Sebastian Meise happened when they were studying together. They have produced short films, documentary works for cinema and television, a TV mini-series, and the 2011 feature film Stillleben (Still Life). Thomas Reider lives in Vienna and works as an independent writer and director.

            • Thore Langfeldt
              Thore LangfeldtOUTING

              Thore Langfeldt got his degree psychologist at the University of Oslo, and is specializing in clinical pshycology and clinical sexology. He is the founder of IKST; Oslo’s Institute of Clinical Sexology and Therapy (1989), a private institution with 8 professional pshycologists, 2 psychiatrists and 2 sexological coiuncellors. His ongoing research areas include neuropsychology, brain research, childhood sexuality, sexual development, sexual offenders and sex offender therapy. His work is internationally recognised, and he has received many awards for his groundbreaking work.


              • David Färdmar
                David FärdmarEt Sista Farväl
                David Färdmar is a Swedish screenwriter, casting director, actor, producer and director. He studied drama, film and television at Gothenburg’s University, participating in several comedy revues from 1990 – 1997. His short film debut came with The Happiest Day (Den Lyckligaste Dagen) in 2002, a short he wrote and directed. He went on to direct 2004’s No Guts, No Glory, and in 2008 he went back to write and direct the festival favorite My Name is Love (LOVE), a powerful story dealing with male rape. It played at Skeive Filmer in 2009. In 2011 he directed A Sting of Maud (Getingdans), based on Norwegian author Knut Faldbakken’s novel «Maude Danser», and in 2013 he produced Casper Andreas’ Swedish debut film A Last Farewell (Ett Sista Farväl).As a casting director he has worked on a number of festival favorites, like Susanna Edwards’ hate-crime drama Keiller’s Park (2006) and Lisa Ashan’s She Monkeys (Apflickorna) 2011.
                • Karsten Geisnæs
                  Karsten GeisnæsNomansland
                  Karsten Geisnæs have been working in theater, tv and film for close to 30 years, as actor, director and producer. He has also contributed to Aalborg and Copenhagen’s nightlife by opening various night clubs, and has for the last three years been managing a ”culture church” in Nørrebro.He is the founder of Kilogram, a production company platform for his varied projects and productions in theater, film, performance, dance, fashion, and music.After four years focusing mainly on his idea for Nomansland, his powerful directorial debut, it was written by Flemming Klem, co-produced by Peter Gibbons and Geisnæs, and Geisnæs also edited the film with Bodil Kjærhauge.

                  Nomansland won MIX Copenhagen’s Audience Award 2013, and was also nominated for the Danish Film Academy Award, Robert.


                  • Juanma Carillo*
                    Juanma Carillo*Scaffolding (Andamio) & Wall (Muro)

                    Juanma Carrillo has been working in the audiovisual world since 2000, moving between avant-garde films and video art. He is a filmmaker, producer, photographer, and occasional musician, and his short films and video creations have played at cultural institutions like the Andalucia Film Library, New York’s Queens Museum, and London’s Barbican Centre. His prolific work has, and continues to screen at festivals worldwide, including Skeive Filmer; most recently with Dicen(2008) and Fuckbuddies (2011).  juanmacarrillo.com


                    • Jose Antonio Cortés Amunárriz*
                      Jose Antonio Cortés Amunárriz*Nakes (Desnudos)

                      Jose Antonio Cortés Amunárriz (Hondarribia, 1957) studied teaching in San Sebastián, and has worked in theater as a writer and director. His first short film Mírame (2007) was selected in AndaLesGay, the Sevilla LGBT Film Festival, where his others shorts, Veneno puro (2010) and Adán y Esteban (2011), also played. He also has received an award in La Pecca Film Festival, also in Sevilla.


                      • Rhoda N. Wainwright*
                        Rhoda N. Wainwright*WAITING
                        Rhoda N. Wainwright (Madrid, 1980) is graduate of Universidad Complutense of Madrid, with a degree in Audiovisual Communication.  Her interests in human psychology, anthropology, and professional experience in  photography, fashion, publishing and film, has motivated her to write a variety of scripts. She has created new television formats, along with the internet series “El Vlog de Greta”, which she also directed. In 2013, she published her first novel, “She Loves you”, which received Spain’s literary ‘Escriduende Award’, and she also directed “Waiting”, starring Maru Valdivielso, which is part of this year’s Skeive Filmer.