The story & idea for BAREBACK started from wandering around at night & taking photographs of nightlife. By nightlife, I don’t mean clubs, bars, social areas, & people but empty streets, parking lots, alleys, & suburbs after midnight. What I found was a handful of men who were braving the cold & night to connect with each other. I was out there with my camera taking pictures. At first I thought of them as roaches running away from the light but eventually I realized there’s a very human principle at work. This wasn’t some small unusual activity but a symptom of something larger. They were no different than stray cats; no less isolated than a man in a suit who sits in a cubicle day after day at work. I started thinking we’re all looking at each other wondering how this happened to each other.
We’ve started pre-production on BAREBACK. We’re looking at shooting either in Los Angeles or Dallas later this year. The script tells 4 fragmented stories of 4 men looking for a very underground kind of connection.