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an ongoing multi-city series about  gay men, bedrooms and intimacy.
an ongoing multi-city series about gay men, bedrooms and intimacy.
151 backers pledged $12,195 to help bring this project to life.

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"Rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men."--Andrew Haigh, director of Weekend

Be sure to watch the whole promo video (above) that includes previously unreleased scenes from IN THEIR ROOM BERLIN ***and*** I WANT YOUR LOVE!!!

ABOUT

In Their Room (2009-present) is an on-going multi-city documentary series about gay men, bedrooms and intimacy. The series veers into the bedrooms of men where you see them doing everything from the most banal to the sometimes more erotic. Complimenting the revealing nature of their everyday activities are confessional interviews about fantasies, turn-ons and vulnerabilities.

The throughline of the series highlights the ways in which gay men in disparate cultures deal with connection, intimacy and loneliness in the modern world. In an age of accelerated gay acceptance and visibility, it's shocking that many of these stories are being left undocumented. My inspiration for the series came largely out of such a frustration. If representations of my life -and that of my friends- were largely going unseen in the media I reasoned that I should be recording these stories before they were lost or forgotten. I do this as best I can focusing on what feels authentic, modern and uncensored.

IN THEIR ROOM - LONDON

The series is intended as a long-term, multi-city project with recent episodes filmed in San Francisco and Berlin. The next episode -and the focus of this Kickstarter campaign- is LONDON!

I plan to spend ONE MONTH in London in order to make the best possible episode. And like In Their Room Berlin, I expect the London episode to be feature length at 60 minutes. I'M WORKING HARD TO FINANCE THIS EPISODE BY MYSELF and WITH YOUR SUPPORT.

In Their Room London will be FILMMAKER owned, which means I can live to see another day and make another film. Any money you pledge will help me in all stages from pre-production, production and ultimately post.

Your contribution will help me cover such expenses as

  • transportation
  • food and lodging
  • equipment rental
  • editing
  • color grading
  • audio mixing

Thank you for considering to donate. Your pledge will actually help get this movie made!

For more project information, check out my website: travisdmathews

And if you're in Germany, consider purchasing the Salzgeber DVD release of my work. It contains In Their Room SF/Berlin and the I Want Your Love short.

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PRESS

"A filmmaker of refreshing honesty, Travis Mathews is a new voice giving queer cinema a much needed injection of emotional intimacy."
-John Cameron Mitchell, director of Short Bus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

"In Their Room is a beautifully shot, deeply intimate, voyeuristically tantalizing, view inside the minds, and bedrooms, of young gay men in San Francisco. Travis Mathews has a kind and empathetic eye as a filmmaker, and he’s just the kind of new voice we need to tell our stories."
-Ira Sachs, director of Keep the Lights On

"Intimate, sexy and unflinchingly honest, I Want Your Love is a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men."
--Andrew Haigh, director of Weekend

"I Want Your Love is an intense, intimate film with a fantastic soundtrack and stunning visual beauty that will haunt you long after the final scene."
-Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin

"Mathews’ camera lingers on the fleeting detail, and his careful editing accumulates into portraits of male vulnerability."
-K.M. Soehnlein, author of The World of Normal Boys

REWARDS

In Their Room San Francisco / Berlin Poster:


My original script from the I Want Your Love short:


I Want Your Love star, Brontez's trailblazing zine, FAG SCHOOL


In Their Room Berlin star, Luc's short film Enfant


In Their Room San Francisco star, Mike's zine, ALL FORMZ FUN

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    I will fall asleep thinking of how wonderfully grateful I am that you're out there being cool and supporting gay art-films

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    Special thank you in the credits of the finished IN THEIR ROOM LONDON

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    A signed DVD of IN THEIR ROOM-SAN FRANCISCO by yours truly
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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF by yours truly **PLUS**
    A signed copy of IN THEIR ROOM-star Mike's limited release mixed media publication, ALL FORMZ FUN. This includes an exclusive music mix CD -with original artwork- by Mike himself! Music meant a lot to Mike in 2009 and it still does in 2012. Did I mention he has great taste and his finger on the pulse of what's GOOD?.
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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF by yours truly **PLUS**
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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** Director's printed script from I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes handwritten notes in the margins and a deleted scene.

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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** digital copy of the script from the I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes a deleted scene that was filmed but didn't make the final cut. ***please add $10 to all orders outside of the USA***

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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** a signed limited edition glossy movie poster (33x23.5) from the German only Salzgeber DVD release of IN THEIR ROOM SAN FRANCISCO and BERLIN **AND** digital copy of the script from the I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes a deleted scene that was filmed but didn't make the final cut. ***please add $10 to all orders outside of the USA***

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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** an Executive Producer credit for ITR-London **AND** digital copy of the script from the I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes a deleted scene that was filmed but didn't make the final cut. ***please add $10 to all orders outside of the USA***

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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** a limited edition movie still (11x13) from ITR-London **AND** digital copy of the script from the I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes a deleted scene that was filmed but didn't make the final cut. ***please add $10 to all orders outside of the USA***

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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** VIP ticket to the world premiere of I WANT YOUR LOVE and dinner with yours truly **AND** digital copy of the script from the I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes a deleted scene that was filmed but didn't make the final cut.

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    A signed DVD of ITR- SF **AND** ITR-London by yours truly **AND** digital copy of the script from the I WANT YOUR LOVE short. Includes a deleted scene that was filmed but didn't make the final cut. **AND** I will collaborate with you to make your own personal IN THEIR ROOM episode ( 5-15 minutes, USA only, does not include travel and accommodation costs)

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