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Hitchcocked
dir. David M. Young
8 min./USA/2006/english




SYNOPSIS
Al and Fred discover that online hookups can be lots of fun... until somebody gets hurt.
Though brief, this hot casual-sex encounter stirs up some surprising truths about Internet-dating, love, life... and death.

SELECTED SCREENINGS
- Sydney; Mardi Gras Film Festival (Feb ‘06)
- Phoenix: OutFar! (Feb 2006)
- Boston Underground FF (March ‘06)
- Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (April ‘06)
- Nashville FF (April ’06)
- Boston LGBT F&VF (May ‘06)
- Q Cinema: Ft. Worth (May ‘06)
- Provincetown Int’l FF (June ‘06)
- Tel Aviv GLFF (June ‘06)
- NewFest: NYC (June ‘06)
- New Zealand: OutTakes (June ‘06)
- Philadelphia Int’l GLFF (July ‘06)
- N. Carolina GLFF [Aug ‘06]
- Rhode Island Int’i FF [Aug ‘06]
- InD Panda Int’l Short FF: Hong Kong [Aug ‘06]
- Palm Springs Int’l F of Short Films [Aug ‘06]
- Reel Identities: New Orleans [Sept ’06]
- Fire Island FF [Sept ’06]
- Lisbon GLFF [Sept ’06]
- Austin GLFF [Sept ’06]
- Dayton GLFF [Sept ‘06]
- SouthWest GLFF [Sept ‘06]
- Fresno: Reel Pride [Sept ‘06]
- Image Out: Rochester [Oct ‘06]
- Sacramento Int’l GLFF [Oct ‘06]
- Tampa Int’l GLFF [Oct ‘06]
- Liverpool L&GFF [Oct ‘06]

TELEVISION/DVD/INTERNET
- Wolfe Video: North American Distribution

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT/NOTES
My latest HD short is a tight, dark and edgy, psychological thriller. And as is typical of my work, layered with human behavioral insight, humor, and a strong dose of social commentary. HITCHCOCKED is a sexy, scary look at contemporary urban gay issues. And as it offers a stark contrast to the repressed world of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, is likely to resonate well with thoughtful audiences.
In spite of its title, HITCHCOCKED is neither pastiche nor parody. Yet I freely borrow from the Master's trademark approach toward scaring an audience.
TORONTO STAR film critic, Geoff Pevere very much reflects my own motivations when he wrote, "For Hitchcock, the audience was one large sentient organism, to be poked, prodded, teased and tortured as mercilessly as only the movies could. He never tired of finding ways to exploit and then undermine audience expectations, and he delighted in the power of film to morally implicate his viewers in the darker shenanigans of his characters' behaviour."
Ironically, although my short’s title embodies a number of hidden meanings, in the end it is not the characters, but the film’s audience, that may find themselves "Hitchcocked."
Enjoy your visit with Al & Fred...


DIRECTOR’s BIOGRAPHY
- Writer/Director/Producer/Editor, David M.Young began his TV/Film career in New York editing for the Children's Television Workshop's SESAME STREET and 3-2-1 CONTACT. He went on to work with NYC documentary and commercial filmmakers creating programming for A&E, MTV, Nickelodeon, and national commercials for Coke, Toyota, Revlon, etc.
Later, a move to Boston began a long association with WGBH-TV, where he edited and/or Associate Produced local and national programs for PBS including drama, dance, art, and photography specials, as well as educational programs on science, nature, ecology, and health.
Mr. Young began his filmmaking career in 2003 with the short LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT which has appeared in over 80 film festivals internationally and garnered numerous national and internatiional awards.

FILMOGRAPHY
- FREUD SLIPS - 7 min/USA/2004
- LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT - 4 min/USA/2003

HITCHCOCKED CAST & CREW
Written, Produced, Edited & Directed by David M. Young
Starring David Grant Beck & Yuval David
Director of Photography Ed Slattery
Music Jonathan Klein
Sound G. John Garrett
Associate Producer David W. Griffiths
Assistant Camera Kris “Spooky” Brit
Make Up/Hair Sherryn Smith
Costumes & Set Design Veda Nougy
Script Supervisor Debra J. Wiess
Production Coordinator Alex Oneto
Post Production Coordinator Christopher Boucher
Production Assistant Fritz Ceriales
Catering Appleton Bakery Cafe
Mother Marilyn Costello
Casting Gail E. Young
Casting Assistants Karen Mae Black & Dennis Hurley
Transportation Captain David J. Cutler
DVD Art Andrew Long
HD Online Kris “Spooky” Brit
Film Consultant David Kleiler
Antique Razors courtesy of Warren Seamens
Shadowbox courtesy of Joseph Serpa
B&W Photographs by Joel W. Benjamin     

“David Grant Beck(l.) toys with his internet-date Yuval David(r.) in David M. Young’s HITCHCOCKED.”