Alex Moratto

Synopsis: Matt Smith, an openly gay young man in conservative South Carolina, reflects on his first relationship with a man and the tragic end to their time together. This powerful portrait examines the difficulties of being gay in rural America, the strength to overcome deep personal pain, and the hope for acceptance.

Official Selections:
2015 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (17th Edition)
2015 Indie Grits Film Festival (9th Edition)
2015 Huesca International Film Festival (43rd Edition)
2015 International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra (2nd Edition)

Directed & Edited by Alex Moratto
Produced by Alex Moratto & Rachel Webster
Executive Producer Ramin Bahrani
Director of Photography Matthew Nauser
Music by M.Lo
Featuring Matt Smith

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ABOUT: Alex Moratto is a Brazilian-­American director whose work has been in the Official Selections of festivals and museums such as Thessaloniki, Indie Grits, Huesca, Ierapetra, RiverRun, SECCA and the DGA


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Contact: alexmoratto (at) gmail (dot) com

ABOUT: Alex Moratto is a Brazilian-­American director whose work has been in the Official Selections of festivals and museums such as Thessaloniki, Indie Grits, Huesca, Ierapetra, RiverRun, SECCA and the DGA New York. His awards and fellowships include the Los Angeles Film Independent Fast Track Fellowship & Directing Lab Fellowship, the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Werner Herzog's Rogue Seminar, and the DGA Student Film Jury Award. He had a screenplay go through the Sundance Creative Producing Labs and studied Film Directing at the UNC School of the Arts where he was a Kenan Excellence Full Scholarship recipient. As an editor on commercials and documentaries, he has worked on projects for such clients as MoMA, Coach, Honey Maid, Warner Bros, and Laureate Universities.

 

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