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Watercolors (2008)

  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 479 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 15 November 2009 (Germany)
  • Runtime: Germany:114 min | Czech Republic:106 min (Febio Film Festival) | USA:114 min
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  • IMDb page: Watercolors (2008)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 479 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 15 November 2009 (Germany)
  • Runtime: Germany:114 min | Czech Republic:106 min (Febio Film Festival) | USA:114 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $1,200,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $5,343(USA)(28 March 2010)
  • Director: David Oliveras
  • Stars: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare and Ellie Araiza
  • Original Music By: Marcelo Cesena  Dorian Rimsin   
  • Plot Keyword: Gay Teenager | Divorced Father | Plagiarism | High School Tormentor | Homosexual

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • David Oliveras  written by

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    Plot: Full synopsis »

    Story: When a gifted, young artist (Danny) arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition his erotic paintings trigger memories of his first love (Carter)… See full synopsis »

    Synopsis

    Synopsis: When a gifted, young artist (Danny) arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition his erotic paintings trigger memories of his first love (Carter), a troubled athlete whose depression and self-denial led to suicide.

    Through a series of flashbacks we see Danny and Carter struggle with their mutual attraction. With the encouragement of three strong and very different women, Mrs. Martin, a free-spirited art teacher, his best friend, Andy, a young girl with a severe physical impairment, and Miriam, a recovering alcoholic, Danny learns to use his creativity to transcend his grief.

    Fifteen years later, Danny is faced with the possibility of losing Allan, his current lover, unless he keeps his promise to never paint the boy again.

     

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Larry Allen known as producer
    • Adam Kassoff known as executive producer (as Adam W. Kassoff)
    • Ben S. Louie known as executive producer
    • Penny Styles McLean known as producer
    • Leida Colon Santana known as associate producer
    • Lucia Walden-Owens known as executive producer (as Lucia Owens)
    • Bill Watkins known as associate producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Tye Olson known as Daniel 'Danny' Wheeler
    • Kyle Clare known as Carter Melman
    • Ellie Araiza known as Andy
    • Casey Kramer known as Miriam Wheeler
    • Jeffrey Lee Woods known as Stephen Melman
    • William Charles Mitchell known as Mr. Frank (as William C. Mitchell)
    • Ian Rhodes known as Danny Wheeler (older)
    • Edward Finlay known as Allan
    • David Schroeder known as The Principal
    • Brandon Lybrand known as Henry
    • Greg Louganis known as Coach Brown
    • Karen Black known as Mrs. Martin
    • Bobby Rice known as Donnert
    • Gavyn Michaels known as Perez
    • Ten Travis known as Swim Team Member
    • Jason Hawkins known as Swim Team Member
    • James Jones known as Winning Swimmer
    • Eddie Underwood known as Swimmer
    • Chris Pohl known as Swimmer
    • Kai Seixas known as Swimmer
    • Ramsey Alderson known as Swimmer
    • Roy Calhoun known as Swimmer
    • Aren Goddo known as Swimmer
    • Kenny Sanders known as Swimmer
    • Kevin Tucker known as Swimmer
    • Mychael Burns known as Swimmer
    • Yamil Oliveras known as Swimmer
    • Mario Merlos known as Swimmer
    • Josue Rosas known as Winning Swim Coach
    • James Elliot known as Paramedic #1
    • Brian Abou known as Paramedic #2
    • Kevin Rendon known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Keeffe Griffith known as Art Gallery Patron (as R. Keefe Griffith)
    • Sergio Diaz Velez known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Steven Wain known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Ashley Wain known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Leticia Headings known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Daniel 'McArthur' Dodd known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Siobhan Yardley known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Graeme Finlayson known as Art Gallery Patron
    • Kristen Endow known as High School Student
    • Mahadia Griffin known as High School Student
    • Veronica Blakney known as High School Student
    • Paris Scott known as High School Student
    • Lauren Schneider known as High School Student
    • Michael L. Phelps known as High School Student
    • Mandy Nissen known as High School Student
    • Julia Freed known as High School Student
    • Sherilyn Henderson known as High School Student
    • Suzanne Aguayo known as High School Student (as Susan Aguayo)
    • McKinley Sharp III known as High School Student
    • Jessica Amal Rice known as High School Student
    • Sierra DeVoss known as High School Student
    • Jennifer Lainez known as High School Student
    • Christian Windom known as High School Student
    • Stephanie Herandez known as High School Student
    • Keith Gravado known as High School Student
    • Eric Hubbard known as High School Student
    • Erick Garcia known as High School Student
    • Christian Oliver known as High School Student
    • Christian Moron known as High School Student
    • Valerie Gonzalez known as High School Student
    • Brandon Mack known as High School Student
    • Monica Moron known as High School Student
    • September Cirri known as High School Student
    • Samantha Santiago known as High School Student
    • Juissa Zarate known as High School Student
    • Patricia 'Mallory McCoy known as High School Student
    • Melissa Santiazo known as High School Student
    • Megan Harkness known as High School Student
    • Patrick McCoy known as High School Student
    • Kylie Schwarz known as High School Student
    • James Gray known as High School Student
    • Chelsea Marshall known as High School Student
    • Marc Robes known as High School Student
    • Natalie Dumur known as High School Student
    • Cordell Tarrant known as High School Student
    • Rachel McDonald known as High School Student
    • Brian Forss known as High School Student
    • Phil Marshall known as High School Student
    • Crystal Dozier known as High School Student
    • Jennifer Forss known as High School Student
    • Lindsey Serata known as High School Student
    • Michael Torres known as High School Student
    • Michelle LaBret known as High School Student
    • Emi Hatanaka known as High School Student
    • Victor Taylor known as High School Student
    • Clint Moseley known as High School Student
    • Jenny Morgan known as High School Student
    • Hrather Stanter known as High School Student
    • Vetannie Muscham known as High School Student
    • Jacob Wilcox known as High School Student
    • Chelsea Harris known as High School Student
    • Tom Huben known as High School Student
    • Lucas Wilcox known as High School Student
    • Joyce Ng known as High School Student
    • Nick Wall known as High School Student
    • Tracy Smith known as High School Student
    • Kevin Ng known as High School Student
    • Julio Lopez known as High School Student
    • Elisa Herman known as High School Student
    • Jocelyne Watts known as High School Student
    • Rivka Levian known as High School Student
    • Lisa Levelle known as High School Student
    • Jordan Cashier known as High School Student
    • Andrew Nguyen known as High School Student
    • Nicole Manchester known as High School Student
    • Wendy Moreno known as High School Student
    • Stacy Medof known as High School Student
    • Lenny Ross known as High School Student
    • Adrianna Whitehead known as High School Student
    • Laura Cellner known as High School Student
    • Andrew Trudis known as High School Student
    • Elisa Whitehead known as High School Student
    • Al Schneider known as High School Student
    • Christian Garguena known as High School Student
    • Shoua Yang known as High School Student
    • Gef Aviles known as High School Student
    • Jesus Rosales known as Museum Patron
    • J. Jesse Harley known as Museum Patron
    • Jerry Thammavongsa known as Museum Patron
    • Joseph Saucedo known as Museum Patron
    • Nancy Guerriero known as Museum Patron
    • David Heffner known as Museum Patron
    • Paige Overstreet known as AA Meeting
    • Brandon Dorn known as AA Meeting
    • Roy Berios known as AA Meeting
    • Terrell Haimmelheber known as AA Meeting
    • Aya Terasawa known as AA Meeting
    • Eric Ripke known as AA Meeting
    • Kirstin Benson known as High School Student

    ..

     

    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:
    • Stephanie Bravo known as key hair stylist
    • Stephanie Bravo known as makeup artist
    • Michelle Farmer known as hair stylist
    • Michelle Farmer known as makeup artist
    • Autumn Hand known as assistant makeup artist
    • Nicole Manchester known as hair stylist
    • Nicole Manchester known as makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • James Betteridge known as graphic artist
    • Ingrid Capozzoli known as artist: original artwork
    • Elisa Herman known as production design assistant
    • Carlos 'Los' Jackson known as swing (as Carlos Jackson)
    • David Shin known as assistant production designer

    ..

     

    Company

    Production Companies:

    • SilverLight Entertainment

    Other Companies:

    • Atomic Production Supplies  grip equipment rental
    • Avon Truck Rental  truck rental (as Avon Trucks)
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
    • DeCrescent / Rotter  music contractor (as DeCrescent & Rotter)
    • Film Emporium  film stock
    • Gute Productions  post sound supervision
    • HTV / Illuminate  post production services
    • Hollywood Camera  camera equipment provided by
    • Illuminate Arts-Media Entertainment  dailies
    • Keynote Management  music supervision
    • Lightning Strikes  lighting equipment
    • Mole Richardson  grip and lighting equipment
    • Precision Film Tools  grip and lighting equipment
    • Sabron Inc.  music payroll
    • Shock Block  electrical equipment
    • Speedo USA  swim gear provider
    • Viking West Generators  electrical equipment
    • Westlake Recording Studio  music recording facility (as Westlake Recording Studios)
    • Wooden Nickel Productions  grip and lighting equipment (as Wooden Nickel)

    Distributors:

    • E1 Entertainment Distribution (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    • PRO-FUN media Filmverleih (2009) (Germany) (all media)
    • Here Films (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Regent Releasing (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Alberto Bitelli Intl. Films (2010) (Brazil) (all media)

    ..

     

    Other Stuff

    Release Date:
    • UK 7 June 2008 (Swansea Bay Film Festival)
    • USA 7 June 2008 (Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
    • UK 9 June 2008 (Heart of England International Film Festival)
    • USA 13 July 2008 (Outfest Los Angeles)
    • USA 7 August 2008 (Rhode Island International Film Festival)
    • USA 9 August 2008 (Providence Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
    • USA 1 October 2008 (Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival)
    • USA 5 October 2008 (Scottsdale International Film Festival)
    • USA 12 October 2008 (Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
    • Canada 15 October 2008 (Reel Pride Film Festival)
    • Brazil 17 October 2008 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
    • South Africa 17 October 2008 (International Film Festival South Africa)
    • USA 7 November 2008 (Reeling Chicago Gay Lesbian Film Festival)
    • Brazil 13 November 2008 (Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity)
    • USA 18 March 2009 (QFest)
    • Australia 22 March 2009 (Melbourne Queer Film Festival)
    • Czech Republic 29 March 2009 (Febio Film Festival)
    • USA 17 April 2009 (Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival)
    • USA 29 May 2009 (FilmOut San Diego)
    • Canada 30 May 2009 (Fairy Tales Film Festival Calgary)
    • USA 31 May 2009 (Q Cinema Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival)
    • USA 6 June 2009 (Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
    • USA 8 June 2009 (Newfest New York LGBT Film Festival)
    • USA 27 June 2009 (Frameline Film Festival)
    • USA 29 July 2009 (QCinema Fort Worth)
    • Germany 15 November 2009
    • USA 22 January 2010 (limited)
    • Brazil 13 August 2010

    ..

     
     

    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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    Posted on March 30, 2012 by Harry in Movies | Tags: , , .

    10 Comments

    1. Pip   from Portugal
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      Boy, am I glad I was able to see this movie.

      The movie is about a young gay artist haunted by a tragedy duringhigh-school. I won't go very deep about the story, but basically hefell in love with another boy during high-school and it didn't go verywell. And believe me, not by the most common reasons. The story isreally beautiful. Not having many characters, you get to know the 2main characters very well and on the "crucial" moments it really getsinto your heart. Except for Carter's coach, this movie has fabulous,gorgeous, amazing acting. You see the expression of anger in Darrien'sface, when's angry, the heart-felt tears, when he cries, and thesensitive smile when his with either his mother, his best-friend and ofcourse, Carter.

      Plot: 8/10 – The reason why they met (and why carter lives with Darrienfor a few month) isn't very «believable» but a beautiful romancedevelops as the movie goes on and grows on you.

      Acting: 9.5/10 – Excellent actors. Well done.

      Flaws: You never get to understand what are Darrien's mother andcarter's father to each other. The movie is not very clear in terms oftime. It seems as if only a few days have passed during the wholemovie, but almost one year passed. (I think)

      Personal Desire: I wish they could have developed a little more therelationship between Darrien and his mother. They could have made sometouching scenes, since they were both great actors.

      I'm glad it's not underrated, but having only 17 votes…. I suppose…not many people have seen it? Well, those people don't know whatthey're missing.

    2. JetBoy from San Diego
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      "Watercolors" played at San Diego's FilmOut today. I have to say, whenwe read the synopsis in the FilmOut guide, and watched the trailer, weboth thought this was going to be just dreadful. We weren't sure wewanted to even sit through it. I'm so glad we did — it would be amistake to miss — to our amazement, this is a terrific film!First-rate acting all around, with special note to the dad's demonicsmoking, the art teacher's facial expressions, the mother's nuancedlooks. The writing, while melodramatic, is well-done. Nicecinematography, with cool underwater shots of the swimmers, long shotsof outdoor scenes, and so forth. The casting, for the most part, fitnicely, especially Tye as Danny. It was fun seeing Greg Louganis as thecoach, although I think it would be have been terrific to cast him asthe anti-swimming father.

      I especially liked the relationship between Danny and his mother. Veryfunny, touching, warm. The dad character could use more depth, but themannerisms were nicely done. Tye as Danny looked so small andvulnerable (he's taller in real life, as we saw during the cast Q&A)and had such a perfect geek haircut.

      This really didn't feel like a "film festival film", although it coulddo with a bit more editing to tighten up some of the scenes and cut therunning time by 10 or 30 minutes.

    3. Michaelckdk from Washington, DC
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      This is a phenomenal and beautifully shot film about young gay romance.It is a gripping, dramatic, and moving portrayal of discovery and newlove. I mean everything was utterly amazing: from the actors'performances (especially the Danny character), to the cinematographyand even the haunting score playing all throughout. The movie is longerthan most (almost 2 hours) but you honestly don't feel it because thestory is so captivating and engaging. This is by far one of the bestfilms ever made in this genre of gay themed dramas. There are scenesdepicting sexuality with the unbelievably beautiful body of the swimmercharacter, but they are done tastefully and shot with an entrancingartistry. If there were Oscars for in-dies like this, I'd award it allthe top honors. Highly recommended to the point I will compare allfuture films of the genre to this one! Truly a gay classic with anabove average production value !

    4. boib8inla from Australia
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      This is one of those rare movies that stays with me for hours or daysafter, a "must see" that I know after only one viewing that I willreturn to again and again.

      On the whole it is simply sensational, in plot, acting, direction etc.It is beautifully photographed (including some incredible underwaterscenes).

      The title puzzled me a bit until I realized it captured the keyinterest of both of the main characters: Danny, the artist, and Carter,the swimmer ("water" colors, get it?).

      Occasionally one has to suspend disbelief but such moments are faroutweighed by the overall impact. Example: the scene where it rainsinside the living room, but the effect of that rain is to give thescene a surreal or magical quality that helps us feel what thecharacters themselves are feeling.

      The ending is ambiguous rather than your standard happy ending butstrangely "right".

      In places the sound was a bit odd, e.g. a scene where Carter's skateboard almost drowns out the conversation, and it was hard to hear thefirst few words of the scene where Danny's mom is talking to him on abench at the beach in long shot (as soon as we came in close the soundreturns to normal…I think this is a post-production error). But suchfleeting flaws were not enough for me to reduce my score on the movieoverall.

      It's awards are well earned and this movie should be a 'must see' foranyone with an interest in gay cinema.

    5. jm10701 from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      For about the first twenty minutes I thought I was going to hate thismovie, but it got better. Then it got better. Then it got even better,and it just kept on getting better all the way through to the end.

      I strongly disagree with reviewers who say the adult bookends areirrelevant and badly done. They provide an essential framework for thestory. The adult actors are neither as attractive nor as talented asthe younger leads are, but that's fine; they don't need to be.

      My only quibble – and it is a very minor quibble – is that thecharacter of Henry is just too evil within the context of this movie. Iknow people like that exist, people who are so mean and so stupid thatthey would keep on smirking when the hero is having convulsions, but noother character in this movie is drawn with such unrelenting severity.He is so evil he ends up dragging the whole movie down in a way itdoesn't need to be dragged down. I suppose his being so excessivelymonstrous adds extra weight to Danny's accusation that Carter hurt himeven more than Henry did, but that accusation didn't need suchheavy-handed reinforcement; it was powerful enough in itself.

      The direction, photography and screenplay could not be much better – animpressive debut for David Oliveras. All the performances areoutstanding, particularly Tye Olson and Kyle Clare as Danny and Carterand Casey Kramer as Danny's mother. To paraphrase at least one otherreviewer, she is the mother every gay man on earth dreams of. This is alovely, believable, extremely well done movie.

    6. Richard von Lust from Germany
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      OK so this is not going to grab any Oscars but I thought it nonethelessa very credible view of romance between two young men at high school.

      Gay art student Danny is forced to share a room at home with Carter, ahunky swimming major who lodges there during difficulties at his ownhome. Carter needs help with his literature classes and Danny providesit in exchange for life drawing modeling.

      A love develops that is fully realized and expressed by Danny bututterly denied by Carter who cannot even bring himself to be seen atschool with his lover. The results are examined with sensitive dialogand quite acceptable acting. The love making scene in the rain is atriumph of art direction that would make many heterosexual moviesappear vulgar. Tye Olson is excellent as Danny. Well worth a try.

    7. dalek69 from Tilburg, The Netherlands
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      i was very moved by this film, it is tragic but with a hopeful endingas well. i felt the performances were very believable, the tender,sensitive Danny, (GREAT acting!) , the troubled, messed up carter,Danny's mother was great. as opposites attract, i liked the twoopposites coming together, later on you just knew it was going to gowrong… carter's anger/feelings were heartbreaking, but from his pointof view more or less understandable.

      some flaws: it was a bit unclear why *exactly* carter came to stay withDanny. a bit of a shady/forced explanation. and we never found out thereason for or manner in which carter died. but it was tragic. I likedthe way the movie ended though, a positive note, ***Spoiler*** withDanny finally patching up his not so easy going new relationship withnew boyfriend in the end. he had to let go of (dead ) carter in theend.

      yes, i think this is a believable gay drama and again , very touching.well done.

    8. RitchCS from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      I haven't seen this movie, but the DVD is due to arrive in the mailtomorrow. I logged onto IMDb to see what other viewers had to say.Don't EVER question why there are very few gay movies made. Every oldqueen and every too young adventurer always become superior critics.This is a gay movie. It does not star Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, orSean Penn. Gays movies cannot accumulate large budgets and do the bestthey can with the material and cast they can find to work for free orpennies. I remember the first big studio gay movie, "Making Love" withHarry Hamlin, Michael Ontkean, and Kate Jackson, directed by ArthurHiller. This movie was blasted bigger than Nagasaki. It all but endedHamlin's and Ontkean's careers. It took a quarter of a century to getthe venomous taste out of the critics mouths before "BrokebackMountain" was finally accepted. BUT, how many major gay films have beenmade since? The most popular gay novel in the world, "The Front Runner"has been sitting on some studios shelf for nearly half a century.Everyone is afraid of either making it or starring in it. Hats off tothe producer of "Watercolors" for putting forth the effort. It did wintwo major LBGT film festival awards. BUT as another reviewer stated,the cast was excellent except for the coach. MAN! He's the reason I'mseeing the movie. Greg Louganis, not only an Olympic Champion, but adrama major. Why was his acting singled out? Couldn't that sentencehave been omitted? Why must we as gays, destroy our ownculture…music, theatre, movies??? Can't we EVER find words of praiseto encourage MORE gay entertainment? Remember the old adage, "If youcan't find something good to say…". I'm really looking forward toenjoying this movie tomorrow. ______________________________ addendum:I finally saw the movie this afternoon and it's haunted me the rest ofthe evening. One of the two leads has practically no experience at all,yet he sustained his character as a professional. I really foundnothing to criticize…only words of praise and hope that this will bethe first of many features by the director. The entire cast was superb.Music was expertly used. I don't watch gay porn, but I do collect gayfilms with good stories…THIS is one of the best. It ranks high with"Latter Days" and "Shelter". Ten Stars!

    9. NJMoon from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      This film is better than most of it's ilk but only gets about halfwaythere. For every unexpectedly clever line, there's a cliché. For everygreat performance, there's a dud. Karen Black as the art teacherreminded me of Catherine O'Hara in any Chris Guest movie. Greg Louganismakes an appearance that makes us glad he chose swimming, instead ofacting. But who better to play the swim coach of a gay swimmer? Theswimmer resembles a young, long-haired Sean Penn. The other is just asattractive, but has been given ugly eyeglasses and an unfashionablehairstyle to make him into the classic geek. Romeo and Juliet figuresprominently, so be warned. Uneven, but still – a very watchable flick,with two likable, attractive young men in the leads.

    10. sammie-hartman from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 11:12 pm

      This is an extremely rare gem.

      The story is so well done. Building our interest and feelings for thecharacters involved. Tye Olson is an amazing up an comer. He plays thisrole as someone who understands through experience what the characteris feeling and how the character would truly be. Kyle Clare hasimmersed himself in his character as well.

      There is so much I want to say about this film…but rather than tellyou what is great about it, I would encourage you to watch, see andfeel all the raw and touching emotion yourself.

      This is a must see.

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