The Reality Behind Closed Doors

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1 Sep , 2009   Posted by:


Nine young gay men are interviewed in this unconventional documentary short. All nine men come from various areas across the country (Massachusetts, California, Texas, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, & New Jersey). However, none of the men are seen on screen, instead nine straight actors portray and lip-sync their appearances. The majority supports the minority in this film, as topics range from stereotypes to coming out, civil rights, and personal opinions.

Film Details

Director: Curtis James Salt

Writer: Curtis James Salt

Year of Release: 2009

Running Time: 16

New England Connection: Curtis James Salt grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts and earned a Communications Media degree at Fitchburg State College in 2009.

Director(s) Bio:: Curtis James Salt graduated from Fitchburg State College in 2009, with a BS in Communications Media. During his 4 years, he made Dean’s List and had several projects chosen for FSC's annual VISIONS festival, a juried honors exhibition featuring the year's best work. In 2009, he received the Lacoy Documentary Award for his film The Reality Behind Closed Doors. Curtis interned with Focus Features in New York City, working in their Physical Production Department. He has also worked as a Production Assistant for a variety of productions including most recently American Idol Season 9 in Boston.
Additionally, Curtis studied acting under the direction of FSC professor Richard McElvain, and worked as a Producer and Art Director for other film projects. Curtis grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Curtis intends to pursue acting and directing for narrative cinema. He is currently working on his first feature length original script, Alone.

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