Good Bi Kiss

When Scott returns to the apartment that he moved out of several months ago to pick up some important items he left behind, Christine, his ex-fiancée, confronts him about his sexual identity, why their relationship ended, and what it will take for each of them to move on.

  • Chris Phillips
    Beached, Pieces, Night Shift, The Things I Cannot Change
  • Robert Keller
    The Job Interview, What Is Comedy?
  • Robert Keller
    The Job Interview, What Is Comedy?
  • Andréa Zamora
    Key Cast
    Meat Cute, The Seventh Commandment, White T
  • Robert Keller
    Key Cast
    Beauty and the Beast, Gay Nerds, The Job Interview
  • Rime Salmi
    Key Cast
    "Alex (voice)"
  • Aspen Miller
    Director of Photography
    Beached, Pieces, Low Battery
  • Mark DeBonis
    Sound Mixer
    First & Last, Well-Behaved
  • Ann McKinnon
    Art Director
    You Were Never Really Here, Chapter & Verse, Elementary, Strangers With Candy
  • Danny Wagner
    1st A.C.
    Beached, Funny Feeling
  • Casey Shoch
    2nd A.C.
    Dinner Reservation, Dead Weight
  • Vera Marie Weber
    Das Boot, The Tobacconist
  • T. Patrick Johnson
    How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs. Aliens, Synecdoche New York
  • Mark DeBonis
  • Caleb Veazey
    Guitar Performed by
  • Looks LA
    Hair & Make-Up
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 3, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Melbourne Indie Film Festival
    March 19, 2020
    World Premiere
    Extra Mile Award - Nominee, Indie Spirit Award - Nominee, Best LGBT Film - Nominee
  • Muskoka Queer Film Festial
    Muskoka, ON
    May 17, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Short Film Festival
    The Dalles, OR
    United States
    August 18, 2020
    U.S. Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FilmOut San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    September 10, 2020
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Maple Summit Film Festival
    Maple Summit, PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    United States
    Texas Premiere
  • Cinema Diverse
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
Director Biography - Chris Phillips

Raised in Austin, Texas, Chris Phillips wrote and performed his own work in scholastic competition before starting his career with playwriting. His plays have been seen on both coasts in venues such as Celebration Theatre, SoHo Playhouse and the Cherry Lane Theater, receiving two GLAAD Media Award nominations, winning the award for Overall Excellence in Playwriting at the New York International Fringe Festival, and receiving a grant from the Robert Chesley Foundation, which supports LGBT playwrights. Moving from theatre to film & TV, Chris’s scripts have been recognized in out rounds of multiple competitions for features, shorts and television pilots, including the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, the Warner Bros. TV Writers Workshop, and the Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition, among others. Chris's short films have screened at festivals such as Outfest Los Angeles and the California Independent Film Festival, where he won Best Director of a Short. Continuing his mission to provoke discussion and always put what scares him most on the page, stage, or screen, Chris currently lives, writes, and continues to find inspiration in Los Angeles, California.

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Director Statement

When Robert Keller asked me to direct his screenplay GOOD BI KISS, three elements immediately drew me to the piece: its claustrophobic, pressure-cooker environment loaded with subtext; its attention to character; and its willingness to ask tough questions about LGBTQ identity. Breakup fights are always fun to film -- who can’t relate? -- but the added twist here throws the old whose-side-are-you-on? question out to the audience in surprising new ways. Our approach to GBK was to dive headlong into those icky moments in real life that rarely provide any closure (is there such a thing?), with each party at least getting to land a few verbal right hooks for some temporary relief of existential pain. My favorite play of all time is CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, a three-act drama in which not one character changes a whit from beginning to end, which shouldn’t work, but does because, by venting their pent-up frustrations, the characters force a change in the audience, if not themselves. And maybe, with due deference to Mr. Williams, we see a little of Maggie and Brick in the characters Robert created here: a woman exploding with ambivalent feelings regarding her former partner, and a man who can’t be fully honest about himself to her, no matter how much he pretends to do just that. My hope is that audiences get to blow off some vicarious steam regarding their own past relationships, and maybe carry a little more compassion to the next one.