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Bedfellows - A story by Pierre Stefanos

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WATCH THE FULL FILM HERE! Become a fan on Facebook! Here's the teaser trailer for the award-winning Aquarian Films short film, BEDFELLOWS, written & directed by Pierre Stefanos, an Official Selection at 100+ U.S. & international film festivals in 25+ countries on 6 continents, now on DVD! AWARDS: * The 2011 QBliss GLBTIA Creating Change Community Award for "Outstanding Short Film" * Philadelphia QFest - WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD (BEST SHORT) * Anaheim Int'l Film Fest - WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD (BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT) * Indianapolis LGBT Film Fest - WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD (BEST SHORT); NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR * Seattle Int'l Film Fest - WINNER: GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER-UP (BEST SHORT) * Hamburg Int'l Queer Film Fest - WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER-UP (BEST GAY SHORT) * Palm Beach Int'l Film Fest - WINNER: BEST SHORT * Monaco Charity Film Fest - WINNER: BEST SHORT * Serile Filmului Gay Int'l Film Fest, Cluj-Napoca, Romania - WINNER: BEST SHORT * FLICKERS: Rhode Island Int'l Film Fest - WINNER: 1ST PRIZE, ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD * NYC Downtown Short Film Fest - WINNER: BEST LGBT SHORT, AUDIENCE CHOICE SCREENING * Breckenridge Fest of Film - WINNER: BEST LGBT FILM * Q Cinema: Ft. Worth Gay & Lesbian Int'l Film Fest - WINNER: BEST DRAMATIC SHORT (MEN'S) * Mezipatra Czech Queer Film Fest - WINNER: JURY PRIZE, BEST SHORT FILM HON. MENTION * Park City Film Music Fest - WINNER: GOLD MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC FOR A SHORT FILM * Garden State Film Fest - WINNER: BEST THEME MUSIC * Long Island Int'l Film Expo - WINNER: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE; BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY; BEST LONG ISLAND FILM (SHORT); BEST ACTOR HON. MENTION - NOMINATED: BEST STORY; BEST DIRECTOR; BEST FIRST FILM * HDFest (Portland, OR) - WINNER: BEST DRAMATIC HD SHORT (RUNNER-UP); BEST SCREENPLAY, SHORT (RUNNER-UP); BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY HON. MENTION; - NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR * OutFest Peru - WINNER: BEST OF FEST * Rio Festival de Gay Cinema - WINNER: BEST FOREIGN SHORT * NOMINATIONS: BEST SHORT - Iris Prize Fest (Cardiff, UK) - ZineGoak: Festival de Cine LGBT de Bilbao - San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Fest - Margaret River Shorts Film Fest - Arizona Int'l Film Fest - Memphis Int'l Film & Music Film Fest - Nashville Film Fest - Athens Int'l Film + Video Fest of Ohio - Tel Aviv Int'l LGBT Film Fest - CineSLAM: VT GLBT Shorts Fest - Sicilia Queer FilmFest * Tirana Int'l Film Fest - NOMINATED: BEST NARRATIVE SHORT * Atlanta Film Fest - NOMINATED: PINK PEACH JURY AWARD UPCOMING SCREENINGS: * Festival del Mar Int'l de Cine LGBT de Ibiza * Dare Media Underground Short Film Fest (Cork, IRE) - 7/14 * Louisville LGBT Film Fest - 8/7 * North Carolina GLBT Film Fest - 8/13 & 14 * Albuquerque Film Fest - 8/14 * FilmOut San Diego - 8/21 BEDFELLOWS, starring Paul Caiola & Bret Shuford. Produced by Wendy Shear & Pierre Stefanos. Shot by Clayton Combe, with music by Ron Passaro. REVIEWS: "One of the most ambitious short films I've ever seen...every moment feels completely honest and heartfelt. Equal parts '25th Hour' and 'Little Shop of Horrors' - an earnest and memorable fantasy." -- "4 stars. This sharply engaging short has an intriguingly serious subtext beneath its bright and often very funny surface. Stefanos holds the balance between comedy and emotion just right from start to finish. Clearly a gifted filmmaker to watch." -- Rich Cline, "In a mere 16 classy minutes, Pierre Stefanos' "Bedfellows" captures the possibilities of true gay romance in a world where cuddling is no longer acceptable. Yes, there is hope." -- Brandon Judell, IndieWIRE "Both of the leads are adorable...A truly heartwarming fable." -- Robert O'Neill, "Intuitive scoring and smart dialogue...This tender story speaks for itself." -- "Double Thumbs Up" -- Scott A. Drake, Philadelphia Gay News ‎"A beautiful romantic story." --...