This video was shot in the wake of my coming-out, in the days leading up to the passage of Arizona's unconstitutional and inhumane immigration policy, in the wake of the passage of proposition 8, when the social change I had anticipated as a youth didn't seem to be present in the world around me. The scenes of urban decay connote the decay of the American dream, and I play a character who, surrounded by religion and contradictory messages, subsumes himself. Despite that irony, this video is meant to be a protest video. A rallying cry for change, not just political and social change but also a change of heart.
*official selection: 1st Annual Walter Cronkite Student Showcase