Cast I Want Your Love


Jesse Metzger (Jesse) - is a New York and San Francisco-based dance and performance artist. I WANT YOUR LOVE is his first film. He creates and curates work in the SF Bay Area, teaches dance and performance workshops, and is the creator and director of the GOLDIE award-winning performance project/concept Strong Behavior. He is currently touring the U.S. and Europe with Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero's Turbulence, and is currently making a new work about race, friendship, and loneliness, with longtime collaborator, Shawnrey Notto. He holds a BFA from Tisch:NYU (performance), and an MA in Human Sexuality and Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University.


Brontez Purnell (Brontez) - is a Bay Area based writer, dancer, and musician. Recently featured in the May 2012 issue of Out Magazine Hot List, Purnell is the creator of the post-Queer Core zine Fag School and is currently writing his first novel tentatively titled "Johnny, Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger?". Founder and creative head of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company which debuted its first body of dance work- Whenever I Get Off The Floor I'm A Total Fucking Hurricane- at Berkeley Art Museum, Purnell is currently wrapping production on his first dance film titled, Free Jazz. He has toured the US and Europe with his former band Gravy Train!!! and his current musical project The Younger Lovers. He is currently studying theater and contemporary dance at Cal State East Bay.


Ben Jasper (Ben) is a performing artist working between the US and Europe. Though I Want Your Love marks his film debut, he is no stranger to performing. His live solo works and collaborations have been seen in Los Angeles, New York, Boulder, Portland, San Francisco, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Athens. He has worked with the SITI theater company led by director Anne Bogart, the performance group Goat Island, and recently with choreographers Deborah Hay and Xavier Le Roy. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. from the University of Paris 8. He is currently performing in a new work by the artist Tino Sehgal at Documenta (13).


Ferrin is not an actor. i want your love was his first film, and he may act in others in the future. ferrin is not a writer. he is writing a novel about sex; masturbation; relationships; intimacy, and the fear thereof; redemption; and/but mostly--community. this may or may not be inspired entirely by his own experiences, and should or should not discourage you from asking him on a date. ferrin is a new yorker. he hasn't lived in new york in two years, and may not ever move back. ferrin is a san franciscan. he constantly threatens to move back east; he is often too sapped by the sun at dolores park to move at all.


Keith was born in Canada, lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. He is the artistic director of Circo Zero, a hybrid of socially engaged, post-genre experimentation sourced in contemporary dance, circus, activism and performance art. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, ritual and public action as tools for investigating political realities. Recent awards include a NY Bessie, two Isadora Duncan Awards, and a Goldie. Recent teaching includes independent studios, international festivals and universities from San Francisco to Dakar, from Movement Research (NY) to Impulstanz (Vienna). In 2012, Circo Zero is touring Europe and the US with Turbulence (a dance about the economy). Keith has an MFA in Choreography and is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at UC Davis.