I Followed Darby

Darby and Donna are two enigmatic drifters going from motel to motel in search of pleasure. A younger man named Jasper is seduced by their carefree lifestyle, but the darkness within his new lovers threatens to shatter his world.

  • Ryan Czerwonko
    Trailer Park, Sybaritic, Courtesan
  • Beaty Reynolds
    The One Who Loves You, Supporting Actor, Tricks
  • Ugly/Handsome Films
  • Ryan Czerwonko
    Key Cast
    Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, The Deuce, Watchmen, Cherry, Paint
  • Woodlene Alexis
    Key Cast
    The Good Fight, The Second Wave, Elementary
  • Jay Romero
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Dark Comedy, Arthouse
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 24, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 3, 2021
    NYC Premiere
    Official Selection
  • qFLIX Philadelphia LGBTQ+ Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    September 26, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • PrideArts Film Fest
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    November 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Queer Global Arts

    August 26, 2021
    Online Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ryan Czerwonko

Ryan Czerwonko is a queer American actor/filmmaker based in NYC. As an actor, he has appeared in "Cherry", "Watchmen", "The Deuce", "Claws", "The Equalizer", and many more, working with directors like The Russo Brothers, Roland Joffe, James Franco, and Nicole Kassell.

As a director, his work with UGLY/HANDSOME FILMS has screened at NewFilmmakers NY, Chain NYC Film Festival, Atlanta Film Society, Transparent Film Festival, NY Indie Theatre Film Festival, and more. More of his work is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/YgpxEQppYWQ

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Director Statement

I FOLLOWED DARBY is written by Beaty Reynolds, a veteran queer Hollywood screenwriter. The film is a character-driven exploration of queer sexuality and emotion, told in a surreal and sinister style.

Actor Woodlene Alexis is Haitian-American, actor Jay Romero is queer/Latinx, and actor/director Ryan Czerwonko is queer.