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Guest House Films Opens the Doors to its New Distribution Venture Expansion Launches with Black Briefs Short-Film Compilation
Jul 06, 2011 at 09:37 PM
The independent production company Guest House Films marked a very important milestone in February 2011 with the self-distribution of its dramatic feature film, Role/Play. Today, the company has announced that it will build on that success by expanding its operations and becoming the newest distribution company targeting the LGBT market. The company’s distribution operations will launch later this year with the first in a series of gay-themed short-film compilations, tentatively titled Black Briefs. Guest House Films also will be looking for gay-themed feature films for its new distribution venture.
The Black Briefs collection will feature short films with darker storylines and unexpected twists. The second collection in the line is expected to be Red Briefs, which will focus on romantic short films. Future themed compilations will include comedies, dramas, musicals, and a spectrum of other genres.
As an established producer of LGBT feature films, Guest House Films will leverage its resources and experience to create a distribution company with the ability to offer significant benefits to their fellow filmmakers. The company hopes to partner with filmmakers who share their creative vision in creating the kinds of movies they – as gay moviegoers -- want to see.
Rob Williams and Rodney Johnson, the entrepreneurs behind Guest House Films, will be seeking out acquisitions for Black Briefs and future short-film compilations, as well as feature films, at some of the nation’s largest LGBT film festivals this summer and fall. In addition, the company will be accepting gay-themed short-film submissions on an ongoing basis. To be considered, films must be in English or have English subtitles. DVD submissions can be sent to Guest House Films, P..O. Box 26220, Los Angeles, CA 90026; queries or links to view submissions online can be sent to
“Having spent so much time on the gay film festival circuit over the past few years, I have seen first-hand how many amazing and thought-provoking gay-themed short films are out there. Unfortunately, most never get released on DVD, which makes us very excited to give our fellow filmmakers an opportunity to share their work with viewers,” said Williams.
“After our successful release of Role/Play earlier this year, we realized that moving into distribution was the next logical step for Guest House Films. By combining our experience as filmmakers with our knowledge of the distribution process, we hope to extend our brand while becoming known as a filmmaker-friendly distributor,” said Johnson.
Guest House Films will build on its strong relationships with retailers and reviewers, as well as established manufacturers and authoring houses, to create high-quality short-film compilations that promote and encourage the variety of talented filmmakers in this genre. Acquisitions for the company’s distribution arm will be announced throughout the year.
About Guest House Films
Since its launch in 2005, Guest House Films LLC has quickly become one of the most prolific and acclaimed independent film production companies. It has released five films to date, including Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Make the Yuletide Gay andRole/Play, and has numerous projects in development, including The Mystic Chord, a big-screen adaptation of the Jim Tushinski novel “Van Allen’s Ecstasy”; and Make The Yuletide Gay 2, a sequel to the company’s award-winning 2009 Christmas comedy. In 2010, it became the newest LGBT film distributor with the successful release of Role/Play and the announcement of its new short-film compilation series.