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Shoreline Entertainment Acquires World Rights to The Dark Place

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Shoreline Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production and sales company, has picked up world sales rights to wine-country mystery-thriller, The Dark Place, from Blue Seraph Productions.

Jody Wheeler (Heat Wave, In the Closet) directed the story, with J.T. Tepnapa (Judas Kiss), from Wheeler’s own screenplay, with Carlos Pedraza producing.

The film focuses on Keegan Dark, a troubled young man cursed with the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. He returns to his family’s wine estate, boyfriend in tow, to make amends with his estranged mother, only to discover a conspiracy that frames him for murder and threatens his family’s lives and livelihood.

Pictured: After a near-fatal mishap, Keegan Dark (Blaise Embry) is examined by a doctor (Andy Copeland) who may not have Keegan’s best interests at heart.

Blaise Embry (Showtime’s Weeds, NBC’s The Office) leads the ensemble cast as Keegan, joined by
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Travis Richey -The Inspector- cast in ‘The Dark Place’

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Blue Seraph Productions announced that Travis Richey (Pretty Little Liars) will join the cast of The Dark Place, the mystery-thriller written by Jody Wheeler and to be helmed by Judas Kiss director J.T. Tepnapa.

Richey is famous for his brief turn as Inspector Spacetime -a running gag on the critically underrated NBC comedy series Community- that inspired (after NBC and Sony sort of said, “Yeah, no”) him and writing partner Eric Loya to create Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time. That web series was a huge success (hailed by USA Today as one of the Best TV on the Web in 2012) and the people that made it are now preparing to begin production on Season Two.

They’re also working on a “prequel” episode that will bridge the gap between season one and two, and you can visit their Kickstarter campaign to learn how you can help.
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Blaise Embry and Eduardo Rioseco Go To "The Dark Place"

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Blaise Embry (ledt) and Eduardo Rioseco have a passionate past together

Actor Blaise Embry has been announced for the lead role of Keegan Dark opposite Eduardo Rioseco in the new gay mystery thriller The Dark Place, written Jody Wheeler (producer of Judas Kiss) and directed by J.T. Tepnapa. Embry, whose credits include Disney's Suite Life On Deck and a memorable turn on Showtime's Weeds, will play a troubled young man who returns to his family's wine estate to make peace with his mother, only to find a conspiracy which casts him and his boyfriend as his mother's killer. “We’ve landed a real talent with Blaise," says director Tepnapa. “His mix of bravado and vulnerability illuminates a character I believe will really connect with audiences.”

Blaise Embry makes the perfect boyfriend...for murder?

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Eduardo Rioseco is an accomplished stage actor, with roles in Fame, Mamma Mia, Wicked, and Next To Normal,
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Embry and Rioseco join ‘The Dark Place’

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Blue Seraph Productions announced the casting of Blaise Embry and Eduardo Rioseco for director J.T. Tepnapa’s follow up film to the indie hit Judas Kiss, the mystery-thriller, The Dark Place. Embry and Rioseco join already announced actors Sean Paul Lockhart and Timo Descamps (both in Judas Kiss) as well as Going Down in La La Land’s Allison Lane.

Embry will play Keegan Dark, a troubled young man who returns home to reconcile with his estranged mother, who has been running the family winery estate all by herself. But all does not go as planned and Keegan and his boyfriend (Timo Descamps) are soon caught up in a web of deceit and violence as his return unleashes a dark conspiracy that could see him as the prime suspect in a murder plot and the destruction of everything he holds dear.

Embry is perhaps best known for his recurring role
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Interview: Meet Travis Richey as the Inspector in ‘Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time’

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I met Travis Richey last year at Bent-Con, but as a huge fan of the NBC series Community, and their Doctor Who parody called Inspector Spacetime, I was already a follower of his because by then I was following his Youtube page Sivartis.There I began watching his videos and so when December last year arrived, I was excited to meet him. Got his picture, and talked to him briefly.

I got a chance to meet him again several months later when he came to a reading for two scripts my friends were getting ready to produce as films in the coming months, Something Like Summer and The Dark Place, both to be helmed by Judas Kiss director J.T. Tepnapa. Something Like Summer is based on the popular novel by Jay Bell, while The Dark Place is written by DoorQ‘s own Jody Wheeler.

Then is June, I got a
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‘Judas Kiss’ scores at Tla’s Gaybie’s

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The festival hit Judas Kiss, with a screenplay by Carlos Pedraza and directed J.T. Tepnapa, won film distributor and online retailer Tla Video’s annual Gaybie Award in three categories, including for Best Drama, Best Actor for Charlie David and Best Supporting Actor Sean Paul Lockhart (also nominated in the supporting role was The Killing‘s Richard Harmon, who played Danny Reyes). The film was co-produced by our own DoorQus Maximus (also known as Jody), so we can all be safe and live another day as we bow before him (which he requires, and kinda likes).

“We are honored that the film has been nominated, and proud of our cast members for the recognition of their stellar performances,” said writer-producer Carlos Pedraza.

“We were up against some very fine films — including Oscar winners, big-budget mainstream studio films and network dramas,” said director J.T. Tepnapa. “The dedication and professionalism of our cast and crew,
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From Judas Kiss to The Dark Place

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Fresh off the successful debut of their acclaimed scifi-fantasy, “Judas Kiss,” Blue Seraph Productions announces its second follow-up feature, an original mystery-thriller called “The Dark Place.”

Based on an award-winning script by Jody Wheeler, “The Dark Place” tells the story of Keegan Dark, who returns to the the heart of California’s winery valleys to make peace with his long-estranged family. Instead, he finds a harrowing mystery that endangers his family’s lives and livelihood.

The film stars Sean Paul Lockhart and Timo Descamps, up-and-coming actors who appeared in 2011’s “Judas Kiss.” Lockhart, also known by the stage name of Brent Corrigan, won the 2011 Rising Star Award, while Descamps is a Belgian television and pop star.

“The Dark Place” will be directed by “Judas Kiss” helmer J.T. Tepnapa, and includes “Judas Kiss” writer Carlos Pedraza as a producer.

With Lockhart and Descamps on board, the search now focuses on casting the lead,
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Morning Meme: Evan Peters Lubes Up, GLAAD & Hrc Step Up The Campaign Against "Work It", and Would Matt Damon Make a Great Gay Best Friend?

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American Horror Story's Evan Peters was discussing the Rubber Man suit, but the quote is just amazing. And maybe a little familiar sounding. "I don’t know if you’ve ever put on lube before, but it’s not like there’s a layer of Vaseline on you; it’s just almost like your skin is super smooth and slick; it feels kind of gross, but at the same time, you feel really well moisturized. You’re not like, 'Ew, get it off of me.' You’re more like, 'This is kind of gross. I want to get this off as soon as possible. But maybe I can stop and get a sandwich first.'”

Contrary to reports from, well, everywhere, Newt Gingrich did not say that gays should vote for Obama.

Does anyone know if White Castle rents tables by the month? Because if this happens, I may want to live there.
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Judas Kiss | Review - aGLIFF 2011 (Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival)

Director: J.T. Tepnapa Writers: J.T. Tepnapa, Carlos Pedraza Starring: Charlie David, Troy Fischnaller, Richard Harmon, Sean Paul Lockhart, Timo Descamps, Brent Corrigan, Genevieve Buechner, Dennis Bateman Zach's (Charlie David) Hollywood career has consisted thus far of parties and rehab; but he is convinced by Topher (Troy Fischnaller), his best friend and hotshot director, into judging their alma matter's annual film festival. Returning back to Keystone Summit University forces Zach to face his past head-on, especially when Zach has one-night stand with a budding young filmmaker whose film, Judas Kiss, is in the finals of the competition that Zach is judging. That student goes by the name Danny Reyes (Richard Harmon) -- by no coincidence, that is also Zach's birth name, the very same name that Zach used while he attended Keystone 15 years ago. Oh, and Zach's Keystone Film Festival winning film from 15 years ago was also titled Judas Kiss. So,
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New Release: Judas Kiss DVD

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Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011

Price: DVD $24.95

Studio: Wolfe Video

A gay-themed campus drama with a touch of magic realism, Judas Kiss focuses on a failed filmmaker Zachary Wells (gay icon Charlie David of TV’s Dante’s Cove) who returns to his alma mater to judge a film competition.

The movie’s story takes a twist when Zach discovers that one of the competitors, Danny Reyes (Richard Harmon, TV’s The Killing), shares his real name and his entry has the same title as the film that won Zach the festival years earlier. With his own career in shambles, Zach sees Danny making the same mistakes he did and decides to take matters into his own hands.

Directed and co-written by J.T. Tepnapa (Begging for Shorts), the film co-stars former adult film star Brent Corrigan (Milk) and Dennis Bateman (Men of Honor).

Judas Kiss is a DVD premiere in the U.
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Tim Sullivan on Sean Lockhart, Rising Star + My Top Queer Fears Part 1

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Horror maestro Tim Sullivan shares with doorQ.com his thoughts on his new Chillerama movie, the I Was A Teenage Werebear short, the Rising Star award for Sean Paul Lockhart (Brent Corrigan) and the best in Queer Fear. -Dqm

With 4th of July fireworks still bursting in the air, how fitting that this week also marks the arrival of Q Fest, Philadelphia’s premiere Lgbt film festival. Having just played San Francisco and Denver to great success, I Was a Teenage Werebear will screen this Friday, July 8th in the City of Freedom.

The response to Teenage Werebear and its playfully subversive message of tolerance and “Room For All” has been quite heartening and encouraging not only for me, but for my Chillerama partners in crime, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Adam Rifkin. The goal was to make something that particularly spoke to gay audiences, but at the same time
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Judas Kiss Coming To America

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Wolfe Video has acquired the North American DVD and video-on-demand (VOD) rights for the time-bending campus drama, “Judas Kiss,” with release scheduled in Fall 2011.

The scifi-fantasy stars Richard Harmon of AMC’s new hit drama, “The Killing,” and Logo TV star Charlie David (“Dante’s Cove”), as well as adult film star Brent Corrigan (acting under his real name, Sean Paul Lockhart) and Belgian TV and pop star Timo Descamps.

San Jose, Calif.-based Wolfe Releasing is a premier distributor of Glbt films, and it will lead sales of “Judas Kiss” in the United States and Canada.

“Having the Wolfe logo on our film is a testament to its quality and entertainment value,” said the film’s director, J.T. Tepnapa.

Writer and producer Carlos Pedraza added, “Wolfe’s dedication and commitment to promoting and selling “Judas Kiss” was the deciding factor in our decision to sign with them.”

Judas Kiss
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Judas Kiss To Screen At San Francisco’s Frameline Festival

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Judas Kiss has been selected to screen at Frameline, San Francisco’s 35th Annual International Lgbt Film Festival, one of the world’s premier festivals. The film will screen June 19 at 9 pm at the ornate and stately Victoria Theater in the city’s historic Mission District.

“I’m ecstatic! It’s great to be back at Frameline,” said Judas Kiss director J.T. Tepnapa. His first short film, Masturbation: Putting the Fun Into Self-Loving, screened there 2003.

“It’s a big deal for me,” writer Carlos Pedraza added. “San Francisco is my former home, and Frameline is so prestigious.”

“Congratulations on Judas Kiss,” said Festival Director Jennifer Morris, ”and on being part of the world’s largest and most exciting Lgbt film festival. We look forward to screening your work.”

Founded in 1977, Frameline — the San Francisco International Lgbt Film Festival — is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized Lgbt film exhibition event in the world.
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SciFriday: Does It Always Have To Make Sense?

It's no secret that I have been showing a lot of support for the independent film "Judas Kiss." It premiered a few weeks ago in Phoenix, and its next stop is a film festival in Miami Easter weekend, and I couldn't be more excited about it. Two people I truly admire -- J.T. Tepnapa and Carlos Pedraza -- were involved in this film from start to finish. Joining them was a wonderful cast and crew that brought the words I enjoyed in the script to life on the silver screen. Because I have such a fond personal interest in "Judas Kiss," it's kind of hard for me to be entirely objective. But I make every effort to do so. When Jody Wheeler, a co-producer of the film and the site maestro for the gay-themed science-fiction site DoorQ asked me to take a look at the script more than a year ago,
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News: Second 'Caprica' Star Joins 'Judas Kiss' Cast

The time-bending drama is set to shoot in Seattle this month with Genevieve Buechner

Genevieve Buechner stars as Tamara Adama in the hit Syfy series, "Caprica."

Seattle -- Genevieve Buechner, who plays Tamara Adama on the Syfy hit series, "Caprica," leads the list of actors filling out the cast of the campus time-travel drama, "Judas Kiss," set to shoot here this month.

Buechner, a Canadian actress, is also a veteran of various network TV dramas, such as "Supernatural" and "The 4400," and has also appeared in the features "Elopement" and "Jennifer's Body."

She appears in "Judas Kiss" as a student at Keystone Summit University, a school that lies at the crossroads of parallel timelines, the film's producers announced today.

"We're thrilled our little independent feature caught Genevieve's notice, and that she wants to be a part of it," said director J.T. Tepnapa. "Judas Kiss" is the first feature from the
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'Judas Kiss' Producers Learned Many Lessons From Star Trek

It's almost impossible to dismiss online productions such as "Star Trek: Phase II" and "Star Trek: Hidden Frontiers" as simply fan productions, winning accolades for their work with minimal budgets and even some believe inspiring a reboot of the Star Trek franchise. You won't see J.T. Tepnapa nor Carlos Pedraza discounting those productions at all. In fact, the two -- who are set to begin filming on the indie feature "Judas Kiss" in August -- tell Alpha Waves Radio that there's no telling what the two would be doing right now if it weren't for Star Trek and the Internet. "It provided me free training," said Tepnapa, the director of "Judas Kiss." "I got to produce and got to direct on these projects for 10 years. I just love that, and I am very lucky. It has been a springboard to do ...
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Second 'Caprica' Actor Joins 'Judas Kiss'

For those hoping Tamara Adama and her V-world boyfriend Heracles would reconnect, this might be the closest you'll get. Genevieve Buechner, who plays the dead-but-virtually-alive Tamara Adama in Syfy's high-concept series "Caprica" has joined the cast of the independent film "Judas Kiss" as a student at Keystone Summit University, a school that lies at the crossroads of parallel timelines, its producers announced Saturday. She joins Richard Harmon, who played Heracles in two episodes of "Caprica," who was cast as Danny Reyes in "Judas Kiss" months ago. "We're thrilled our little independent feature caught Genevieve's notice, and that she wants to be a part of it," director J.T. Tepnapa said in a release. Tepnapa, known for his work in the fan productions of "Star Trek: Phase II" ...
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Judas Kiss: A House Full Of...

With Judas Kiss shooting next week, I've been, again, swamped with work. The funny thing is I have less work to do than Jt or Carlos, but I still have a hell-of-a-lot to do. Well, I'm also playing host to Timo Descamps for the week. He's zipping around the house in his underwear, eating his high protein diet, running along the beach, sunning by the pool and soaking in the hot tub, all to be in top shape for the film. 

You can see my difficulties, no?

We've got size-able rehearsals today, once again at my place. I think it's something about the community pool that attracts everyone. Or the refrigerator full of soft-drinks. Or Timo in his underwear.  Brent CorriganJulia Morizawa and Tim Foutch are descending shortly. As is the illustrious J.T. Tepnapa.

Interesting fact about Jt. Angels sing as he walks. It's true because I'm putting it on the internet.
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Judas Kiss: And now, a word from the Director...

Brent Corrigan will star in the mainstream gay film "Judas Kiss", set to begin shooting in Seattle on August 13, 2010. Also starring is Charlie David of "Dante's Cove" and Richard Harmon of the Syfy Channel's hit show "Caprica." The film is scheduled to start the film festival circuit in January 2011.

"Judas Kiss" is about taking risks, seeking second chances, and finding the inspiration to succeed in an ever-evolving gay society. This is Brent's breakout role and he is already pouring himself into developing his character.

Four years in development, the screenplay is written by Carlos Pedraza and J.T. Tepnapa, already veteran filmmakers. The quality of their work is apparent on their You Tube Channel. Tepnapa, an award-winning director of short films, will direct Judas Kiss.

Principal funding by private investors to shoot the film on location in Seattle is nearly secured, though investment units for funding post-production costs are still available.
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'Judas Kiss' Producers Learned Many Lessons From Star Trek

It's almost impossible to dismiss online productions such as "Star Trek: Phase II" and "Star Trek: Hidden Frontiers" as simply fan productions, winning accolades for their work with minimal budgets and even some believe inspiring a reboot of the Star Trek franchise. You won't see J.T. Tepnapa nor Carlos Pedraza discounting those productions at all. In fact, the two -- who are set to begin filming on the indie feature "Judas Kiss" in August -- tell Alpha Waves Radio that there's no telling what the two would be doing right now if it weren't for Star Trek and the Internet. "It provided me free training," said Tepnapa, the director of "Judas Kiss." "I got to produce and got to direct on these projects for 10 years. I just love that, and I am very lucky. It has been a springboard to do ...
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