Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 10, 2011.

Update #7

Gayby NYC Extended, LA coming up, Gotham Award finalist, info on a great project and thank you!


Gayby had a great opening week run in NYC. So much so that we were extended by Cinema Village now through October 25th. If you haven't had a chance to come out and see the film please come this weekend. I will be doing Q&A's following the 9:20pm screening tonight Friday the 19th and after the 5:10pm and 9:20pm screenings tomorrow Saturday the 20th.

We open in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Noho 7 on October 26th for a week long run. Theater info below:

And we are a finalist for the Gotham Award audience prize!  Gayby, along with 30 other films that won audience awards across the US, will be voted on through October 31st.  If we make the top 5 we get to go the the Gotham Awards which would be awesome.  Please vote!  Just hit login and signup and vote!

And lastly I'd like to draw your attention to a project by a great friend of Gayby.  Our Associate Producer Townes Coates.  It's a documentary called Queer City.  It looks worthwhile and necessary.  All the info and the place to donate can be found here:

Their team includes some wonderful people you may know: Director/Producer Draper Shreeve (KIDS OF PENZANCE), Executive Producer Henry Chalfant (STYLE WARS, FROM MAMBO TO HIP-HOP), Producer Townes Coates, and Associate Producers Christopher Bram, Anna South, and Robert Woodworth. 

Please help them if you can!

PS All the kickstarter gifts have gone out.  If anyone didn't receive anything please let me know

Thank you all once more for supporting our project.  It means the world to us!

Jonathan and the Gayby Posse

Update #6

Gayby premiere


Today we finally get to share the finished film with an audience. Thank you all so much for helping to make that happen!

Jonathan Lisecki and the whole Gayby Crew. 

Update #5

And now... Gayby is up for indieWIRE's Project of the MONTH - 18 hours of voting left


Dear Generous and Wonderful People,

Starting earlier today, Wednesday the 5th at 1pm EST, and for 24 hours only, Gayby is up for indieWIRE's "Project of the Month".  We won "Project of the Week" by a nice margin but now we are up against projects that all won their week.  Not only would winning this bring more attention to our project but it also includes a consultation with the Sundance Institute as a prize.  

If (and sadly only if) you have a facebook account you can vote.  You vote via facebook's own poll app which take a nanosecond to use.  It's not a spammy application but if you hate facebook apps like we sometimes all do just delete it after the voting period is over tomorrow at 1pm.

Now if you are not on facebook congratulations for having free time but please just tell someone else to vote if you are near them and they have an account.

Here is the link:

May the best GAYBY win!

Thank you, 


Update #4

Gayby is up for indieWIRE's Project of the Week - via a 24 hour poll


Hey Everyone,

Gayby is up for a vote on facebook to be indieWIRE’s project of the week.  It’s us versus three other projects of the day.  If you have a facebook account you can vote.  It’s only a 24 hour poll.  Vote if you can.  We get some kind of nice prize.  If you’re not on facebook just tell someone else.  Here is the link:

Here is the link to the story on indieWIRE:

Thank you, 

Jonathan and the Gayby team

Update #3

Gratitude in my Cattitude


Thank you all so much for helping us make well over our goal.  The fact that this project has 134 backers and 622 facebook likes fills me with glee and not the teenage singing kind.  I will be getting all the prizes sorted out in the next few weeks. Feel free to bug me if you just can't live without your best gay shorts dvd or some such and I will move you to the head of the list.  

Jonathan and the Gayby posse 

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    LOVE TO LOVE YOU GAYBY! - You’ll receive a private link to the short film GAYBY, which has played in over a hundred film festivals and won a spinning baby-mobile full of awards. Find out why!

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    GAYBY GOT BACK! - The above, PLUS a private link to Jonathan Lisecki’s first short, WOMAN IN BURKA, which features such gaybies as Sarita Choudhury, Catherine Kellner, Zeke Farrow, Samantha Buck, Annie Parisse, Debra Eisenstadt, Sam Rockwell, and Kerry Washington.

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    HIT ME GAYBY ONE MORE TIME! - All of the above, PLUS the Fest Selects Best Gay Shorts DVD, featuring the GAYBY short amidst a gaggle of glittery gay mini-epics. It can and will be signed by your favorite Gayby. Is it Jenn Harris? Is it Matt Wilkas? Is it Jonathayby? Is it all three? You decide!

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    ALL THAT SHE WANTS IS ANOTHER GAYBY! - All of the above, PLUS the Wholphin No. 12 DVD, featuring WOMAN IN BURKA and eleven other short cinematic tours-de-force. Wholphin is put out by McSweeney’s and curated by intelligent, good-looking people who have excellent taste. And it’s the prettiest of objets d'art.

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    GAYBY’s ON FIRE! - While Gayby’s busy extinguishing that with ICE ICE GAYBY, you’ll have to pick your own $350 present. Option 1: YOU GOT THE CUTEST LITTLE GAYBY FACE - Stay smooth with a facial at Tribeca Skin Center, a GAYBY feature location.

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    Option 3: I SEE YOU GAYBY, SHAKIN' THAT ASS - Stay supple and centered with a month of free yoga, movement, and mediation at Sacred in Brooklyn, NY, a GAYBY feature location. They have pole dancing!

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    Option 2: STEPPIN’ OUT WITH MY GAYBY! - Two tickets to the GAYBY NYC or LA premiere! Or Austin. Or Chicago. Or Miami. Or San Francisco. Or whichever city we screen that is closest to your own crib. Help us celebrate GAYBY in person!

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    GAYBY'S GOT A TEMPER! - Moody Gayby needs you to pick your own present again. Option 1: STEP INTO MY OFFICE, GAYBY! - Have a 30 minute meeting with producers Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell. Not in NYC? GAYBY DON'T FORGET MY NUMBER, and meet via Skype or phone. They're birthing GAYBY. Can they give you the advice that makes your own filmic baby coo? Find out!

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    Option 2: GAYBY GOES OPERA QUEEN! - We can’t think of an opera with Gayby in the title. But we can gift you an iPod Nano filled with classical and operatic selections curated by Jonathan Lisecki’s slightly well known music-critic husband, Alex Ross.

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    GAYBY, I'M A STAR! - An EXTRA Special THANK YOU! One gift from each level above and you can be an extra in GAYBY! You must commit funds by 8/6/11. We start shooting the next day. And/or an EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS in the closing credits of the film.

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    YOU JUST HAVEN'T EARNED IT YET GAYBY! - One gift from each level above, PLUS an Associate Producer credit. Be a producer without having to do any of the grunt work. We love producing, but some days it’s about as easy as climbing Mount Everest in flip-flops. So let us do the work and you share the credit. GAYBY is all about sharing.

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