Private Project

The Old Gay and The Sea

A gay writer staying by the sea reflects upon visiting the Ernest Hemingway Home in the Key West, as he aspires to become a protégé to the late writer.

  • Pavel Frolov
  • Pavel Frolov
  • Pavel Frolov
    Key Cast
    "protégé "
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 32 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Pavel Frolov

Pavel Frolov is an actor, writer and award winning filmmaker. His directorial debut DOGGONE won Best Found Footage Horror Short Film at Adbhooture Film Festival 2021. The pilot episode for Pavel's cooking-poetry-drag webseries COOKING WITH NATASHA won Best Instructional Series at Baltimore Next Media Web Fest where it was also nominated for Best Dramedy Series.

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Director Statement

The Old Gay and the Sea is an experimental short using a collage of clips, some of which are sped up or slowed down, to present a visual narrative. The result is a kind of writer's self-portrait. Footage of myself during a writing retreat by the ocean, not writing, parallel to footage of the ocean and how I relate to it, and how through it I relate to Hemingway. The self-portrait creates its own queer interpretation of what The Old Man And The Sea means.