SYNOPSIS

Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, “1985” follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, “Gotham”), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother (Aidan Langford) and estranged childhood friend (Jamie Chung), as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis).

 

TECH

85 mins | B&W | 1.66:1 | Super 16mm | 5.1

 

CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yen Tan

Story by Yen Tan & HutcH

Produced by HutcH & Ash Christian

Executive Producers: Clay Floren, Clay Pecorin, Aimee Shieh, Russell Geyser,

Cory Michael Smith, Nancy Schafer, Ian Brownell, Monte Zajicek, Stacey Davis,

Grey Sample, Brooke Christian, Brent Brewer, Brett Brewer

Co-Producers: Kat Candler, Mark Osborn

Associate Producers: Geenah Krisht, Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy,

Richard C. Jones, Lawrence S. Dickerson, Lisa Jenkins

Director of Photography: HutcH

Edited by HutcH & Yen Tan

Production Designer: Brittany Ingram

Costume Designer: Nichole Hull

Sound Designer: Eric Friend

Score Composed by Curtis Heath

Original Music & Additional Score by Dutch Rall

 

AWARDS

Dallas International Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize, Texas Competition)

Fire!! Barcelona LGBT Film Festival (Best Feature)

Champs-Élysées Film Festival (Audience Award, Student Jury Prize)

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival (Grand Jury Award, Best Screenwriting)

Queen Palm International Film Festival (Best Feature Film, Best Writer: Yen Tan, Best Actor: Cory Michael Smith, Best Supporting Actor: Michael Chiklis, Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Chung)