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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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William Maria Rain
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maximillian Davis Maximillian Davis ... Jesus
Brian Peters Brian Peters ... Michael
Samonte Cruz Samonte Cruz ... Johnny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William David Borden William David Borden ... Lifelong AIDS Alliance Counselor (as William David Borden Mazas)
Jenn Bowman Jenn Bowman ... Survivor's Alliance Community Advocate
Qwo-Li Driskill Qwo-Li Driskill ... Johnny's friend Tsiya
Trenton Garris Trenton Garris ... John
Alix Kolar Alix Kolar ... Taylor
Brad Mott Brad Mott ... Mom's Pharmacy Pharmacist
Michael Pierce Michael Pierce ... Mom's Pharmacy Front Desk
Luis Viquez Luis Viquez ... Gay City Testing Clinic Counselor
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Dual Power Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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Trivia

While practicing their scene, William David Borden who had just been married the previous January to C. Mazas (pronounced Mathis) and Maximillian Davis (who was playing Jesus, the main character in the movie) realized that the interview questions Jesus would be asked by the counselor (played by William David Borden) included asking Jesus for his last name. The character had, to that point in the production process, not needed a last name. William and Maximillian decided for fun to use Mazas, but only spoke it during the practice as the lines were all improvised with no need to write anything down. After an hour or so of practice, the crew called for recording of the scene. As the cameras rolled William said, "And what is your name?" Max replied, "Uh, Jesus Mazas - M.A.T.H.I.S"...spelling it out. William replied, on camera, with six crew members filming and recording sound and having just spent a long long time setting up all the lights and such, "That's not right!" (reacting needlessly to the misspelling of his husband's last name). A somewhat frustrated "CUT!" was heard, not to mention a few snickers. See more »

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Broken Open
Performed by Angel Itenchi
© 2010 Angel Itenchi
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