Sunday, February 14, 2010

Blueprint A Love Story on Valentine's Day

Following a successful run on the international film festival circuit, Blueprint the acclaimed Black gay indie film debut feature film from emerging director Kirk Shannon-Butts will be released via maverick online film distributor on February 14th.

Blueprint is the story of Keith and Nathan, two college freshmen in New York City who meander into a very new relationship together. Blueprint has screened in over 30 international film festivals and been nominated for awards at all of the major gay film festivals in New York (NewFest), San Francisco (Frameline), Los Angeles (Outfest) and London (Gay & Lesbian) as well as the film market at the Cannes Film Festival.

Leading film festivals such as Frameline said, “Blueprint is a bold new direction in queer and African American cinema.” Mainstream gay media, Metro Weekly, wrote, “Kirk is definitely a director to watch.” Nevertheless, the top gay film distributors including Strand Releasing and TLA Releasing passed on the refreshing story of two young Black men discovering first love, while practically any film about white and Asian gay men gets a deal. Black and Latino men continue to be edited out.

Not this time, as Shannon-Butts created FLICKERIA.COM to distribute and produce films about modern gay men - ALL GAY MEN - with a conscious eye on Black gay men.


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