When I saw Ink Run’s Contact, I knew I found something special. This was a genre film with gay characters that had nothing to do with homosexuality. The characters in the movie just happened to be gay. This approach to queer filmmaking is so rare that it felt extraordinary.
Teal Greyhavens and Nikolai von Keller’s science-fiction short is an ode to fate, to breakups, to the separation we feel, and to the moment when it all goes wrong. When we lose somebody significant, we become unmoored and our surroundings stop feeling like our own. Everything feels out of our control. That’s where we have Contact.
What Contact really shows is that if you have a killer script, a great cinematographer, good post-production and a decent enough set of actors, you can make any film feel like a million dollars. This is a film with few special effects and it was probably cheap enough to make. Feel inspired.