As many of you know, we sent Gabriel to a remote paradise in the dead of winter. He invited Colby, Dale, and JD -- but there will be plenty of time for me to discuss the details of the project when it's released.
For now, I'd like to share a personal note about this project because it is so special to me. This is the first of many creative collaborations with my life partner of 15 years, R. J. Sebastian. Many of you know that we work together, and it is RJ's beautiful work as the Director of Photography that brings such tenderness to all of my films. Without him, "The Haunting" and "RoadStrip" would still be thoughts on a page.
Truthfully, my entire life with R.J. is a creative collaboration. When I met him 15 years ago, I was at a low point in my life -- career in the dumps, broke, and irresponsible. He was everything I was not. He made me want to be a better man.
We have been together since our first date. Is it love? Yes, but it's also being willing to communicate and work through the hardest and challenging parts of life that are tossed at us. And we continue to do it everyday.
This project -- even this short trailer -- is a love letter to my love of loves. And it's OUR document that reminds us that what we have created together is precious. It is the one thing in my life, along with our relationship with Benny Morecock, I am the most proud of.
My hope is that these short films are a candle in the dark for anyone who doubts that the love between two men is anything but A Thing of Beauty.