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A short film about a man's path to daddyhood. Starring Colby Jansen in his first non-pornographic role.
A short film about a man's path to daddyhood. Starring Colby Jansen in his first non-pornographic role.
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How does one become a "daddy"?

This is a question that keeps me up at night, one that I ponder over my morning coffee. Sometimes even my afternoon coffee. Who is this person? Does this person know who he is? Am I just going to wake up one day when I'm 45 with rock-hard abs, a fake tan, and a twink by my side with no memory of how I got there? Or will it have been an empowering journey?

Matt is about a young man's path to daddyhood. It is about how relationships, no matter how brief, shape who we are. And it is about awkwardness. Not every hookup is perfect, so naturally not every gay hookup is perfect. I wrote Matt in part to depict a gay hookup on screen that feels true to real life. 

I have some great people behind me who believe in this thing. We need your help to make it happen.   

Who's Involved?

Colby Jansen - Actor, Executive Producer

Colby is an adult film actor, rugby player, and muscle bear extraordinaire. You might know him from men.com or Colby's Crew, his new site where he is producing and directing his own content. When he's not performing on the field or in the locker room, he is working on his Las Vegas studio and taking care of Pawlie, his maltese. Matt will be his first starring role in a non-pornographic film, and he's looking forward to sharing a side of him most people do not get to see.     

Ori Ravid - Director, Writer, Producer

Ori is a writer and director from Agoura Hills, CA. He has worked for CollegeHumor and on features, commercials, music videos, and a Mexican wrestling show. His most recent film Wing Man is available to watch here. He does food photography for fun and sometimes professionally. He's influenced by Bowie, Kubrick, and chili, among others.   

Victoria Fayad - Producer, Photographer

Victoria is an LA native and daughter of a Lebanese immigrant and a macrobiotic chef. She is a freelance creative with a background in fashion. She has produced short films, commercials, and music videos including "Lotus" by artist Cray (directed by Ariel Fisher) which was an official selection at SXSW 2018 and Berlin Music Video Awards 2018. She is also a dedicated photographer working with diverse subjects when not pursuing her projects. You can view some of her work here.

Dennis Noack - Director of Photography

Dennis is a DoP of features, commercials, music videos, and docs. He has worked on projects with the Jim Henson company, Disney, Fox Digital, and Netflix. He shoots internationally, most recently in Iceland, Alaska, and New Mexico. He is a mountaineer, beer brewer, and amateur sand castle builder. He owns several pairs of sunglasses to protect his sweet, sweet eyes.   

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Risks and challenges

Making a movie is always a challenge – from finding the right locations, to rehearsing performances, to cutting it all together. That's why I'm assembling the best team of people I can to help me out. Once we finish shooting in mid-late June, the biggest challenge will be to assemble a cut just a few weeks later to meet certain festival submission deadlines. We can never know how it will be received, but we hope to end up with something we're proud of and will share with the world regardless.

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