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Based on personal events, “Airbed” is a quiet reflection told from the intersection of three distinct identities. Jesse is a closeted, Asian-American college student in-between schools who searches for meaning and satisfaction through his tight-knit bond with former classmate Daniel.

  • Matt Collera
  • Matt Collera
  • Matt Collera
  • April Acevedo
  • Deisy Gomez
  • Dan Pal
    Scotty & Josh Trilogy, Counting
  • Bryan Bosque
    Key Cast
  • Yuchi Chiu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    LGBT, Drama
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Alexa
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Matt Collera

Matt Collera is an audio engineer based in the NW Chicago suburbs and an alumni of DePaul University. His production sound work can be heard in the independent feature film Sun King which debuted at the Beloit International Film Festival and took home Best Illinois Feature. Airbed is Matt's screenwriting and directorial debut.

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Director Statement

I decided to make Airbed as a way to summarize my struggles as a queer, Asian-American transfer student who was also constantly in a state of transferring identities -- and it's for anyone feeling the same way.