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Judas Kiss (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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A quirk in time and space gives a failed filmmaker the chance to reshape his destiny when he visits his peculiar alma mater.

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J.T. Tepnapa

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Carlos Pedraza, J.T. Tepnapa (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Harmon ... Danny Reyes
Genevieve Buechner ... Samantha
Sean Paul Lockhart ... Chris Wachowsky
Charlie David ... Zachary Wells
Julia Morizawa ... Abbey Park
Brian Sutherland ... Shocked Bathroom User
Dennis Bateman ... Jude's Father
Timo Descamps Timo Descamps ... Shane Lyons
Ronee Collins ... Kimberly Reyes
Julian LeBlanc ... Nate
Laura Kenny Laura Kenny ... Mrs. Blossom
Vince Valenzuela Vince Valenzuela ... Daniel Reyes Sr.
Demetrius Sager ... Handsome Shower Guy
Tim Foutch ... Tommy
Ron Boyd ... Ralph Garlington
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Storyline

Failed filmmaker Zachary Wells is convinced by his best friend and hotshot director Topher into replacing him as a judge in their film school's annual festival. Zach's one-night stand with a student backfires when that student walks into an interview the next morning calling himself Danny Reyes, the name Zach went by when he attended the school. And Danny's film, "Judas Kiss," is a finalist in the competition Zach is judging. Zach's film, also "Judas Kiss," won the festival years before. As Zach scrambles for answers, a mysterious, chain-smoking campus tour guide, counsels him: "Change the kid's past, change your future." But how? Zach comes to believe he can mend his life by disqualifying Danny from competition, putting him on a different path than Zach followed. But will Zach's plan work? Written by Carlos Pedraza

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If you had a second chance, would you grab it?

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judas' Kuss See more »

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Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Keystone Summit University is actually the campus of the University of Washington. See more »

Quotes

Chris Wachowsky: You think you're Shane's first bitch?
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Following the "All persons fictitious disclaimer" i.e. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Even so, we think you should get off your ass and follow your own dream. And by ass we don't mean to imply that you are fat. That would make us bitches. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written and performed by Johnny BLK
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Magical Realism at it's Finest
10 October 2011 | by SBooth83See all my reviews

I saw Judas Kiss at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August, 2011. Aside from some technical issues on the festival's part, I really enjoyed this film and am looking forward to getting my copy. I can't help but believe that I will pick up on more symbolism each time I watch it! It was also great to see a piece Of work from Gay Cinema that could break the boundaries of the genre and work well in mainstream film festivals like RIIFF!

The characters were entertaining and thought provoking, and the writing made me snicker and laugh throughout while still keeping me enthralled during dramatic poignant moments. The cinematography was gorgeous, rich in color and well composed.

I'm not always a fan of magical realism, as many films don't do it justice, but Judas Kiss ranks up there with Across the Universe in my mind! Unlike the later, it was based more in reality (or perhaps alternate reality), which created a great escape without going too far outside of the boundaries as we think of them.

Great soundtrack as well!


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