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Heart Breaks Open (2011)

| Drama | 2 May 2011 (USA)
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A model queer activist and advocate, Jesus's world implodes after discovering that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV.

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Credited cast:
Maximillian Davis ...
Jesus
Brian Peters ...
Michael
Samonte Cruz ...
Johnny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William David Borden ...
Lifelong AIDS Alliance Counselor (as William David Borden Mazas)
Jenn Bowman ...
Survivor's Alliance Community Advocate
Qwo-Li Driskill ...
Johnny's friend Tsiya
Trenton Garris ...
John
Alix Kolar ...
Taylor
Brad Mott ...
Mom's Pharmacy Pharmacist
Michael Pierce ...
Mom's Pharmacy Front Desk
Luis Viquez ...
Gay City Testing Clinic Counselor
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A model queer activist and community advocate, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner. Jesus's world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of suicide by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag queen nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery. Written by Heart Breaks Open

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Dear God, I'm HIV+. Now what? Jesus

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Samonte Cruz (Johnny) was hit by a car before the first day of rehearsals and broke his neck. The film crew decided that he was too important to replace and reorganized the production schedule to shoot his scenes after he recovered. Nearly four months later (3 months after principal photography), Samonte was able to move enough to act. His scenes were filmed in a two day stretch. He would apply his neck brace in between takes. Scenes were choreographed to get the most action while maintaining accessibility for Samonte. See more »

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Heart Breaks Open
Performed by Samonte Cruz
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