"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!!!
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
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
- food and lodging
- equipment rental
- 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.
"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
"I Want Your Love is an intense, intimate film with a fantastic
soundtrack and stunning visual beauty that will haunt you long after the
-Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin
"Mathews’ camera lingers on the
fleeting detail, and his careful editing accumulates into portraits of male
-K.M. Soehnlein, author of The World of Normal Boys
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
- (31 days)