BED BUDDIES

A comedy about gay friends who wake up after sleeping together and try to make sense of the unclear line between friendship and love.

  • Reid Waterer
    Director
    You Can't Curry Love (70+ fests), Performance Anxiety (50+ fests), many others
  • Enzo Nova
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, LGBT, Narrative, Gay, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Queer, Polyamorous
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FilmOut LGBTQ Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    June 4, 2016
    North American
  • Kashish LGBTQ Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    May 25, 2016
    Asian
  • CinHomo LGBTQ Film Festival
    Valladolid
    Spain
    April 16, 2016
    European
  • OutFest Peru LGBTQ Film Festival
    Lima
    Peru
    June 19, 2016
    South American
  • DIVQ Festival Venezolano de Cine de la Diversidad
    Caracas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    October 5, 2016
    Venezuelan
  • Honolulu Rainbow LGBTQ Film Festival
    Honolulu
    United States
    August 27, 2016
  • Kansas City OutHereNow LGBTQ Film Festival
    Kansas City
    United States
    June 24, 2016
  • North Carolina LGBTQ Film Festival
    Raleigh
    United States
    August 13, 2016
  • Durban South Africa LGBTQ Film Festival
    Durban
    South Africa
    August 26, 2016
  • Denver CinemaQ LGBTQ Film Festival
    Denver
    United States
    July 23, 2016
  • Rio Brazil LGBTQ Film Festival
    Rio
    Brazil
    July 13, 2016
  • Romania Serile Filmului LGBTQ Film Festival
    Cluj-Napoca
    Romania
    October 13, 2016
  • Indianapolis LGBTQ Film Festival
    Indianapolis
    United States
    November 5, 2016
  • Miami Short FIlm Festival
    Miami
    United States
    November 12, 2016
  • Vienna Austria Transition LGBTQ Film Festival
    Vienna
    Austria
    November 6, 2016
  • Atlanta Out on Film LGBTQ Film Festival
    Atlanta
    United States
    October 5, 2016
  • Palm Springs Cinema Diverse LGBTQ Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    September 23, 2016
  • San Antonio QFest LGBTQ Film Festival
    San Antonio
    United States
    October 14, 2016
  • Washington DC Reel Affirmations LGBTQ Film Festival
    Washington DC
    United States
    October 15, 2016
  • Long Beach QFilms LGBT Film Festival
    Long Beach
    United States
    September 3, 2016
Director Biography - Reid Waterer

Reid Waterer is a veteran of 200+ film festivals on 6 continents with his award-winning films, including the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Provincetown International Film Festival, Miami International Short Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, BFI Flare London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Los Angeles OutFest, and Frameline San Francisco.

In 2015, TLA Releasing and Optimale France decided to release a DVD compilation of four of Waterer's shorts entitled GLOBAL WARMING in the UK, France, and 5 other countries. It has spent over 11 months on the Amazon UK Gay & Lesbian DVD charts so far.

His films have been released on DVD or shown on television in 8 other countries as well.

He was a finalist for the £25,000 Iris Prize with his short YOU CAN'T CURRY LOVE, which also has 4 million views on YouTube.

Additionally, he's an award-winning editor of movie and television advertising for films including THE HANGOVER, DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, and MAMMA MIA!

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Director Statement

With BED BUDDIES, I wanted to take a comic look at an interesting dilemma gay men and lesbian women face. The group of people they have the most in common with are also the group they are romantically and sexually attracted to. This is yet another way we are differentiated from most straight people, who can form lifelong same-sex friendships without any confusion whether they're actually meant to be romantic relationships instead.

I also thought it was interesting that during the USA marriage equality debate leading up to legalization, one of the fear tactics repeatedly used by opponents was the threat that allowing same-sex marriages would lead to plural marriages. I started to wonder why a multiple-partner relationship was so being portrayed as evil and terrible, and decided it was another interesting idea to explore as well.