Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s fear of getting caught. A gay long lasting relationship is in jeopardy when a third man comes along. An old family man is obsessed with a young male prostitute and tries to raise the money to afford the experience.
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David’s turning 50 and having a Mid-life Crisis! He isn’t sure his “perfect husband” loves him, and if he’s chosen the right career. Aging is something he never thought about, but now he is faced with making the rest of his life count and hopes his close friends can help. Realizing that he may only have about 35 years left, he must figure out his life to ensure happiness and fulfillment. Fate changes everything when he meets a 15-year younger man who shows him that age does not matter, and that maybe his future happiness is right in front of him.
Rex is an old man who is bitter about never becoming famous and having lived a life without any meaning. After suffering a stroke, he ends up in a nursing home staffed by Latin American immigrants. Put off by the situation, he focuses his energy on getting out, which places him at odds with the Latino workers. However, their relationship takes on new meaning when it is discovered that he once shook hands with Vicente Fernandez, a Mexican singer, producer and actor idolized throughout Latin culture. The employees soon begin to treat Rex like the celebrity he’s always dreamed of being.
Blood Empires is about pride, family, redemption, and above all love; struggling people on either side of the law, rise out of pain and misery. Daniel and Elena live in middle America. They crave love and acceptance in all the wrong places. Daniel is an unassuming hitman and enforcer with an even darker secret. Elena is an unlikely cop struggling with revenge. Peter Joachim travelled from India to Canada, shooting his first feature film in twelve days. This stylized allegory gives a window into the characters’ everyday decisions.
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.
When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben’s childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ill-equipped duo must battle Ben’s formidable sister and deal with his father’s gorgeous 25-year old widow.
Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ex-girlfriend Tully and brother Pete.
After the death of his fiancée, an American illustrator runs out of medication while wandering the isolated Icelandic countryside – unsure if his compulsions are related to his disorder or if he’s being forced to unlock ancient secrets.