COUPLE OF GUYS – Episode 1: THE MEETUP

  • Director

    Debra Markowitz

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 21:16

  • Category

    LGBTQIA+ Short

  • Format

    4K ProRes 422

  • Festival Year

    2021

Synopsis

A newly divorced attorney on the verge of coming out meets a flirtatious rocker in a record store.

Credits

Debra Markowitz – Director – The Only Woman in the World, By Blood, Leaving, The Waiting Room, The Choice, The Last Taxi Driver, Chosen, etc
Debra Markowitz – Writer – The Only Woman in the World, The Last Taxi Driver, By Blood, The Waiting Room, Leaving, Couple of Guys
John MareanP – roducer – The Only Woman in the World, The Last Taxi Driver, By Blood, The Waiting Room, Leaving, Couple of Guys
Lukas Hassel – “John Graham”Limitless, Elementary, Blue Bloods
Sal Rendino – “Richard Durant”Blindspot, Billions, Gotti
Abigail Hawk – “Julia Graham”Blue Bloods
Deborah Twiss – “Tammy Durant”Kick-Ass, Blue Bloods

Director’s Statement

I wanted to write a love story about living authentically and second chances. Richard lived his entire life trying to ignore the fact that he was gay. Jon wanted to live the high life on the road, and not consider being in a serious relationship. As in life, I wanted to journey along with these characters as they discovered love, and how it would change them.

Director Biography

Debra Markowitz created the Nassau County Film Commission in 1988, is one of the founding members of the Long Island International Film Expo which began in 1998, and is an award-winning writer and director. Debra’s projects have won awards worldwide. She is the recipient of many honors including being named to the Long Island Press Power List, twice, she has received the Outstanding Advocate of the Arts Award, and the Estabrook Distinguished Service Award among others.