SCAR TISSUE The Film | Our Favorite Gay Short Movie of the Year 2017
Scar Tissue Dutch Gay Short Movie – Imagine you are living in a homophobic country where there is no other way than hiding your love for the human being you want to be with. On top of that, your home country is the battleground of a civil war. To survive and being able to see a future for yourself, there is only one thing you can do: leave your place of birth behind and try to find somehow peace in a world totally different from where you’re coming from. Scar Tissue, the Dutch short movie, written and directed by Nish Gara and produced by Martijn Krediet tries to show in 13 emotional minutes how a casual hook-up between a Syrian refugee and a Dutch gay man, can end up being more difficult than you would think.
The gay short movie will premiere during the 20th edition of the Roze Filmdagen (the biggest Dutch LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam ) on March 11th with two additional screenings as part of the Migrant & Bi Cultural Stories during the two weeks festival. As gay couple travel bloggers, our biggest motivation for our gay-friendly travels is to show you the best places to travel openly gay without problems. Syria, as much as many other countries of the Middle East sadly is not one of those places. By playing the part of Johan, Daan was able to get a small glimpse into the world of the gay refugee. Read more about his experiences during the filming process and some very interesting facts about the story of SCAR TISSUE.
Gay Film Festivals worldwide: We are proud to announce, that Scar Tissue – The Film is selected to be shown at the international Film Festivals in Toronto, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Zurich, Mumbai, Atlanta, San Diego and Bucharest in the up coming months. If you are there, let us know what you think about our best Gay Short Movie of the Year 2017!
“We come from two different worlds, Johan”
Sami is a gay Syrian refugee who finds himself dwelling the streets of Amsterdam, and Johan, a Dutch gay man who is enjoying life in one of the most gay-friendliest cities in the world. Thanks to the well-known chatting app Planetromeo, the two guys meet up at “Prik” (the best gay bar in Amsterdam). What seems to be easy for most European men can be very difficult for a refugee who is trying to fit in. Sami wants to shake off his past by adapting to the western lifestyle as good as he can but he didn’t expect it would be possible to feel at home… even for a few hours.
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Short interview with Daan Colijn (Johan)
“As an actor, Scar Tissue was a very short but beautiful project to be part of. A fun coincident is that Noah (who plays the Sirian refugee Sami) and I were together in the same class on the Amsterdamse Toneelschool & Kleinkunst Academie. We never worked with each other after school but we had immediately the same click that we had 10 years ago. This made it a lot easier for us to be quickly intimate on camera during the few days of filming. I think this translated very well onto the screen.
The crew was an interesting mix of film professionals and guys who had to flee their country. It was sometimes heartbreaking to hear their stories but also a very good motivation to do our upper best while making this short movie. We sometimes forget the privileges we have, living in a big western city where you can be and act however you like. There are still a lot of places around the world where this is not possible and where people have to lie to their parents about love or even live a secret gay life. Being born and raised without any of these issues, it is sometimes difficult to imagine how to life without being totally honest. I mean, I remember my life before I came out and I wouldn’t change places with anyone to be stuck in that closet again. I think Nish did a great job in writing a story that resonates with people who lost their home and heart and I hope the movie can give some comfort and solace or even push some painful spots while things get set in motion to heal.”
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Film Poster 1 & 2 of Scar Tissue Dutch Gay Short Movie 2017
Scar Tissue Dutch Gay Short Movie
Scar Tissue, our favorite gay movie of the year 2017 has its premiere during the 20th edition of the Roze Filmdagen, the biggest Dutch LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam, on March 11th with two additional screening during the two follow weeks of the festival. But that is just the beginning of this years festival season. Already at the end of March Scar Tissue will be shown during the Scottish Glitch Gay Film Festival 2017 in Glasgow and in November in Vienna during the Transition film festival. No wonder that Scar Tissue made it in our 7 Best Gay Men movies of the LGBTQ Filmfestival Roze Filmdagen as our number one insider tip. We hope you will enjoy the short film and we are very interested in your experiences and thoughts about it! Click here to read more about the Festival Programm >
Karl & Daan.