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By the time Ben died 21 people declared their romantic love for him. What do all these I love you's mean in the end.
Voice-over narration provided is by Bonnie Piese (Star Wars Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith) and the film stars Greg Profit ("zack & luc"). Through working with non-actors and their real, sometimes amorous, sometimes unrequited, experiences, "aidos" tells the story of Ben's 21 declarations.

"Aidos (“shame”) is a vast word in Greek. Its lexical equivalence include “awe, reverence, respect, self-respect, shamefulness, sense of honor, sobriety, moderation, regard for others, regard for the helpless, compassion, shyness, coyness, scandal, dignity, majesty, Majesty.” Shame vibrates with honor and also with disgrace, with what is chaste and with what is erotic, with coldness and also with blushing. Shem is felt before the eyes of others and also in facing oneself." -- Anne Carson

  • Robert W. Gray
  • Robert W. Gray
  • Robert W. Gray
  • Jon Dewar
  • Greg Profit
    Key Cast
  • Bonnie Piesse
    Key Cast
  • Matt Rogers
    Executive Producer
  • Robert W. Gray
  • Reuben Mark Stewart
    Camera Assistant
  • Jon Dewar
  • Ryan DeCourcey
    Poster Design
  • Rhian Sheehan
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Romance, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8
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  • Atlantic Film Festival
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    September 12, 2015
  • Silver Wave Film Festival
    Fredericton, NB
    November 7, 2015
    Provincial Premiere
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
    December 5, 2015
    Nominated: Best Score
  • SENE Film Festival
    Providence, RI
    April 22, 2016
  • Springfield Mass LGBT Film Festival
    Springfield, Mass
    June 3, 2016
  • Vilnius LGBT* festival "Kreivės"
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    June 18, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival
    June 2, 2016
  • OUTeast Film Festival
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    June 17, 2016
  • Hamilton Film Festival
    Hamilton, Ontario
    November 8, 2016
  • SERILE FILMULUI GAY International Film Festival
    Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
    November 14, 2016
  • The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    August 13, 2016
  • TLVFest, Tel Viv International LGBT Film Festival
    Tel Aviv
    June 5, 2017
    Israeli Premiere
Director Biography - Robert W. Gray

R.W. Gray has had over ten short scripts produced including the award-winning shorts “alice & huck” and “Blink.” "aidos" is his second film as a director. It and his third film "Choke Hold" are currently screening at festivals.

He is a senior editor of, and is chiefly responsible for “Numero Cinq at the Movies,” the weekly film column. He has written two books of short stories, Crisp and Entropic, forthcoming from NeWest Press in 2015. He is a professor of film and creative writing at the University of New Brunswick.

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