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The Stonewall Legacy Project: Queer Latinx Short Films
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Stonewall Legacy Project
Queer Bodies. Queer Stories. Queer Spaces.
Queer Latinx Short Films
Thursday, July 15, 7PM ET
Featured Artists: Dominic Colòn (he/him/his) & Francisco Cabrera-Feo (he/him/his)
Crush by Dominic Colòn
This HBO award winning short film is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. CRUSH, tells the story of a closeted queer Latinx kid from the Bronx who comes out to his crush at Prom. CRUSH won the 2011 HBO Short Film Script Competition and played on HBO and on 5 different continents. SKIN played several film festivals including the HBO/New York Latino Film Festival.
SKIN by Dominic Colòn SKIN is about a gay Latinx man who after extreme weight loss is scared to have sex with his boyfriend without a shirt on.
YUNIOR by Francisco Cabrera-Feo A deeply closeted teenage boy finds himself shaken when his older brother’s girlfriend shows up with an out and confident gay male friend.
POR TI by Francisco Cabrera-Feo After ditching school with his secret boyfriend, Julian realizes he might not be the only one in his family hiding the truth.
Dominic Colón (he/him) is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer from The Bronx. Dominic’s half hour pilot PAPI, just made the inaugural Latinx TV List, a curated list of the ten most promising pilots created by Latinx Writers. Dominic's screenplay for his short film CRUSH won the HBO/New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Script Competition. Dominic’s second short film: SKIN, a comedy about a young man who, after extreme weight loss, is afraid to have sex with his boyfriend without a shirt, won the BRIO Award for screenwriting. Dominic’s play The War I Know has been developed by The Latinx Playwrights Circle & LAByrynth Theater Company. Dominic is also a professional teaching artist, having taught acting and playwriting at Riker’s Island Academy, and at various high schools, hospitals, and juvenile justice facilities throughout New York City. Currently, he is the lead programmer for the HBO/New York Latino Film Festival and host of DULCE, a talk show where he interviews Latinx celebrities working in film and television. Dominic is a two-time National Association of Latino Independent Producers Screenwriting Fellow, and was recently named one of 3 finalists of the inaugural Latinx List to recieve a blind pilot deal from Hulu.
Francisco Cabrera-Feo (he/him) is a bisexual, bilingual, and bittersweet writer raised by an activist mother in war-torn Venezuela before emigrating to South Florida at age 11. He's currently a staff writer on a new HBOmax show, co-wrote an episode on Season 2 of NETFLIX'S Peabody nominated GENTEFIED, wrote on a NETFLIX project celebrating Queer Latinxs, and has recently been accepted into Sony's 2021 Diverse TV Writers Program. He writes for the closeted chubby kids who wore t-shirts in the pool and were forced into Catholic school even if the body of Christ compelled them. He has premiered films at OUTFEST and HBO’S NYLFF, yet despite PEOPLE MAGAZINE calling him “The New Promise of Latino Cinema," his mother still thinks he's a gringo.