Crew I Want Your Love
Travis Mathews is an award-winning filmmaker whose movies focus on gay men and intimacy. Informed with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a background in documentary, Travis takes a thoughtful and naturalistic approach to filmmaking while maintaining a sense of humor in his work. In 2009 Travis started an ongoing documentary series called IN THEIR ROOM about gay men and bedrooms. The first of several episodes was filmed in San Francisco, followed by Berlin (2010) and more recently, London (2012). Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) calls the series, "deeply intimate" and credits Mathews with "a kind and empathetic eye as a filmmaker and a new voice needed to tell our stories." John Cameron Mitchell (SHORT BUS) refers to Mathews as, "refreshingly honest, a new voice giving queer cinema a much needed injection of emotional intimacy."
WRITER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR
In 2010 TLA awarded Mathews' narrative short, I WANT YOUR LOVE, "Best Short" honors. The feature version of the same name played dozens of festivals worldwide in 2012. Andrew Haigh (WEEKEND) calls I WANT YOUR LOVE (2011), Mathews' feature debut, "a bold film with rare insight into the uncensored lives of a generation of gay men."
After having watched I WANT YOUR LOVE James Franco contacted Travis in 2012 to collaborate on what would become INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Keith Wilson is a director, cinematographer and photographer based in San Francisco. His documentaries The Shrimp, When the Light's Red, Southern FamilyandLesbian Grandmothers From Mars have broadcast on PBS stations, cable television and been screened in numerous festivals including the Berlin, London, South by Southwest and New York Underground Film Festivals and at the U.S. National Gallery of Art. After shooting numerous award-winning documentary films, I WANT YOUR LOVE is his first narrative feature as director of photography. As a photographer, his work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally, was an Art Forum Critic's Pick and will be featured at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City in February 2013. His series Hyde Park Apartments was published as a monograph (Publication Studio, 2011) and he was the photographer for Apocalypse Cakes, Recipes for the End Times (Running Press, 2011). Keith has an MFA in film production from the University of Texas-Austin where he was a University and Jesse Jones Fellow.
BRYAN DARLING | CO-EDITOR
Bryan Darling is an award-winning director, editor, and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has written, directed, and edited five short films exploring human relationships and urban life. The films WHO LEADS and LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH have played festivals worldwide including Frameline and Seattle International. His experience includes producing, shooting, and editing commercials, co-editor of Travis Mathews' debut feature I WANT YOUR LOVE, and creating video pieces for the BBC. Bryan's work spans across mediums such as photography, cinema, and interactive. Visitbryandarling.com for more.
JACK SHAMAMA | PRODUCER
An award-winning writer and pioneering Blogger, Jack Shamama has won numerous awards
for writing and producing many highly influential adult films. In 2010, "Smut Capital of
America", which he produced, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
TIM VALENTI / NAKEDSWORD | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
NakedSword.com has been the top gay adult VOD provider since 1997. After mergering with Video-On-Demand powerhouse AEBN in January 2007, it is now the largest gay VOD brand in the world reaching over 90 percent of the market. NakedSword differentiates itself with innovative original content like "Wet Palms", "Dirty Tricks" and the long-running "Tim & Roma Show" as well as sites like TheSword.com and GayPornBlog.com. "I Want Your Love" is the cornerstone of NakedSword's newest crop of award-winning original productions.