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Without a sturdy self-esteem, 20-something June mourns his life after putting all his worth in one man. Told through horror, #Gayboy2020 raises awareness to gay codependency and how haunted a life can become in the wake of the eventual separation.

  • Noah Causey
  • Noah Causey
  • Elan Nelson
  • Emily Odion
  • Dylan Purvis
  • Noah Causey
  • Jeris Dupree
    Key Cast
  • Noah Causey
    Key Cast
  • Elan Nelson
    Key Cast
  • Will Christensen
  • Ben Worley
  • Aspen Miller
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Romance, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    6,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Noah Causey

Twenty-three and just out of college, Noah is ready and excited to explore the world of experimental filmmaking. Passionate about telling non-conventional gay stories in relatable ways, he feels empowered by the voice that filmmaking allows him. His last film #Gayboy2019 went on to premiere at HBO's Outfest, Atlanta's Out on Film, the Twin Cities Film Fest, and won "Best of Show" at the Intercollegiate Film Festival, a festival for student films around the upper mid-west.

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Director Statement

With the new age of psychological horror (Peele, Aster, Krasinski), the horror genre now comes with it's own theme: racism, anxiety, grief, and motherhood, just to name a few. I wanted to see gay romance - portrayed horrifically.
With numerous psychology reports showing how codependency and internalized homophobia are part of the biggest contributors to gay suicide, the horror doesn't need to be invented.
#Gayboy2020 will act as the young gay lover's story, depicting a GRINDR interaction that shows what it is to be twenty and dating. We hope to depict the horror of losing someone who has finally offered you a home and understanding, showing to all eyes the pain that comes with young, gay adulthood.