A teenager's attempt at finding intimacy leaves him with more questions than answers.

  • Benjamin Howard
  • Benjamin Howard
  • Laura Scarano
  • Michael Elias Thomas
    Director of Photography
    First Position.
  • Jake Holley
    Key Cast
  • J.B. Waterman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UCLA
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    September 30, 2021
  • Bend Film Festival
    Bend, OR
    United States
    October 6, 2022
    Northwest Premiere
  • FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    September 11, 2022
    San Diego Premiere
Director Biography - Benjamin Howard

Benjamin Howard is an Emmy-recognized writer, director and producer. Benjamin’s narrative projects have enjoyed several successful runs in the festival circuit, screening at Outfest, HollyShorts and Nashville Film Festival among others. The independent filmmaker is currently earning his M.F.A. in Film Production / Directing at UCLA.

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Director Statement

'Rendezvous' is my attempt at bringing light to the complicated journey of sexual discovery I navigated in high school. Most of my senior year was spent searching for honesty within myself, yearning for a then-undiscovered sense of intimacy, and connecting with strangers online. Concurrently, my conservative parents had big dreams for me, as they encouraged my potential bid to play football collegiately. As life would have it, I had other plans. 'Rendezvous' is a coming-of-age story that, for me, examines what happens when innocence is lost and childhood ends-- all within the span of an afternoon.