STATE OF MIND

STATE OF MIND highlights the intimacy and beauty found through the experience of power exchange in BDSM/leather/fetish/kink.

  • Donald C. Shorter Jr.
    Producer
  • Donald C. Shorter Jr.
    Director
  • Max Skaff
    Cinematographer
  • Max Skaff
    Editor
  • Sir Malice
    Cast
  • boy Donald
    Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 58 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    October 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • NewFest
    New York
    United States
    October 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • London Fetish Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 18, 2022
  • Hump Film Festival
  • Bishopsgate Kink in the Archive II
    London
    United Kingdom
  • Toronto Queer Film Fest
    Toronto
    Canada
  • Cinekink
    New York
    United States
    August 5, 2023
    Best Experimental Short
  • Inside Out
    Toronto
    Canada
    May 26, 2023
Director Biography

"Artist, professor, drag queen, filmmaker, and activist are ways in which I walk through the world." Shorter's highly acclaimed film, "A Guide To Breathing Underwater" is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel and has appeared in over a dozen film festivals around the world. Donald holds a M.F.A. in Dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Dance credits include Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, PHILADANCO, Sean Curran Company, and Crystal Pite. Shorter has also toured with Broadway national tours such as "Hairspray", "La Cage Aux Folles", and "A Chorus Line."

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Director Statement

BDSM can be a pathway to spiritual transformation when practiced in ways that are safe, sane, and consensual. For this to happen, the union between Dom and sub must be built on a solid foundation of trust, honesty, and communication.