Stone | Fruit

A gay couple heads to Central Coast California to celebrate their newly-inked divorce with wine, sun, a threesome, and more wine.

  • Brandon Krajewski
  • Brandon Krajewski
  • Robert Andrew Perez
  • Emily Beach
    Nathan's Kingdom, Between the Miles
  • Brandon Krajewski
  • Michelle Opitz
    Nathan's Kingdom, Between the Miles, I Hate You
  • Matt Palazzolo
    Key Cast
    Bloomers, Real Heroes, You Should Meet My Son!
  • Rob Warner
    Key Cast
    The Browsing Effect, Addicted to You
  • Thomas Hobson
    Key Cast
    Clubhouse Detectives, Sherman's Showcase, The Fresh Beat Band
  • James Wall
    Imperial Dreams, Play the Devil
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Rom-Com, LGBT, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Louisiana LGBT+ FIlm Festival
    New Orleans
    United States
    July 17, 2020
    Breakout Feature Film
  • Outshine: Miami LGBTQ+ Film Festival
    United States
    August 29, 2020
  • CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    September 11, 2020
    World Premiere
  • Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival
    United States
    September 13, 2020
  • Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
    United States
    September 29, 2020
  • Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBTQ Film Festival
    United States
    October 3, 2020
  • Reel Pride LGBT Film Festival
    United States
    October 10, 2020
  • Out Reel Charlotte
    United States
    October 23, 2020
Director Biography - Brandon Krajewski

Brandon Krajewski attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he double-majored in film and theatre with an emphasis on writing and directing. A week after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles. His first gig was on the documentary: Bigger, Stronger, Faster*. Since 2007 he's been copy writing for various advertising campaigns including those for Fox Studios, Dove, Nintendo, IGN, and Sofia: Sofia Vergara’s clothing line. Currently he does clearances and permissions for multiple shows including: American Horror Story, The Politician, 9-1-1, Perfect Harmony, Pen15, Empire, and Fresh Off the Boat.

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Director Statement

Most LGBT movies seem to be part of “The Cinema of Longing.” They’re about atrocities endured by closeted teens, coming out, secret passionate first loves, or full of lingering stares from two people who can’t be together because of society’s disapproval. While many of these stories are beautifully told, they seemed to be missing stories that were reflected in my friend group: confident and complex gay men struggling with their relationships like their heterosexual counterparts.

Stone | Fruit explores a genre of anti-romantic comedies, the break-up movie, from a markedly queer perspective and under the recent advent of same-sex divorce and provides a quiet nuanced exploration of the dynamics of interracial relationships and the distinct issues facing a generation of gay men post-AIDS, post-marriage equality, post-recession.

Most mainstream audiences don’t get to see gay men the way I’m lucky enough to see them. We’re usually relegated to the wastelands of asexual best friend, perverted antagonist, outrageous comic foil, or an object to be pitied. Like any universal story, Stone | Fruit is a chance to show people outside of the LGBT community that we’re here, we’re queer, and we argue and love just like you.