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My Best Friend: A Gay Short Film

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Sometimes all the answers are right in front of us. *SUBSCRIBE! New videos every Monday!* Inspired by: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cast: Ari - Colin McCalla (@jcmccalla) https://www.instagram.com/jcmccalla/?hl=en Dante - Daniel Rivera (@itsdanielsinsta) https://www.instagram.com/itsdanielsinsta/?hl=en Crew: Director, cinematographer & editor - Maximilien Blanc Writer & Producer - Daniel Rivera Sound and Production -Alfonso Casares (@ponchitomc) Music: "After Rain" by Dermot Kennedy Tags: gay, short film, Aristotle, Dante, secrets, universe, love, coming out, queer
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D.J. (7 hours ago)
Damn, this is beautiful! So thoughtful and soulful.
J.D Hernandez (14 hours ago)
As soon as I heard the line about Dante talking people into things, I freaked the F UCK out. 100/10, beautiful, ohmygod
Shane Aaron (15 hours ago)
LOVED IT! Check out my first film which is also LGBT! https://youtu.be/9yM5C45YJcQ
Jose L (15 hours ago)
I can't hear!!!!!! Fuck even though the boy with red shirt is so fucking Hot!!
Gabriel :D (16 hours ago)
I need SUBTITLES !!!
Bella (21 hours ago)
Loved this! Deserves pt. 2
callum ferguson (1 day ago)
I just realized this is from the book "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe"! It's an amazing book, I love it a whole ton. If you ever get the chance, read this super gay book!!
noah (1 day ago)
Dear Daniel, thank you so much for this... it's perfect. I've watched this 3 times in the past 3 days. It's SO good to see something so simple lacking the whole drama and tragedy... it's so pure. All the good feels. I'd love to see more like this... sosweet but powerful.
Oumy Neferti (1 day ago)
I am transgender woman that is exclusively attracted to men (heterosexual). But for some reason I am madly in love with gay men love. Men, when they allow themselves to lower their guards, to become vulnerable and tender towards each other, magic happens.
Bing Bang (2 days ago)
Hello! do you also make fiction short-films ??? I have a a short film I would love to share with you 🎬; you could just look for "PLANETA ZEME STONJAUS" on YouTube or send me a message to give you the link, thanks a lot 👍
mattmoll6690 (2 days ago)
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Jeffre Abarracoso (2 days ago)
MrStGeorgeIllawarra (2 days ago)
Well... At least they didn't die.
Magiwren M (3 days ago)
I thought this reminded me of Ari and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, then I looked at the description and voila!
TimothyC93 (3 days ago)
Beautiful ❤❤❤❤❤
Jon Campos (3 days ago)
Dante. Yessss
Jamire Evans (3 days ago)
Same bro
bemine204 (3 days ago)
Love the story and pls what's the song title love it too
Donyi Riang (3 days ago)
Can feel the feeling of the last part after kissing ahhh that fast heartbeat the best feeling😭❤❤❤
Amari Champion (4 days ago)
It's very rare that I believe characters now a days. Well done all around.
it had been a long time since i last watched a short movie with such an amazing acting
scarpien (4 days ago)
Ari is gorgeous!
t39big trees (4 days ago)
so gay
Leo Lewison (4 days ago)
Daniel.... What a scrumptious and beautiful story.... Much Love
rabbitfishtv (4 days ago)
Such grounded and real acting. Bravo to all.
Esther Rubie (5 days ago)
I love this book so much. I am fangirling so hard it hurts.
Alexx Michelle (5 days ago)
ok I know that this is a film version of Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe but is this supposed to be the last scene in the book?
The Gunters (5 days ago)
Thanks for sharing this video. These things always gets to me <3
Dela cruize (5 days ago)
Thank you 💯🙏😜💎
Anthony JP (5 days ago)
If only we all had the maturity to respond difference like this. The kiss was offered as a sign of deep emotional bond and, with a little reflection, that was how it was received. Gay men and straight men can do this without compromising their sexuality. Sadly, it doesn't often work that way.
Lawrence Doane (6 days ago)
just another beautiful story...💙💙
Alicia Love (6 days ago)
It took me like 5 entire minutes to realize this was Aristotle and Dante ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Nicolás Gauna (7 days ago)
I recognised the scene instantly!!
Lonnie Gleason (7 days ago)
This was pretty good except the pot crap, I am guessing if they weren't high none of this would have happened..
Vijay Sawant (8 days ago)
Bradley morton. ..i am sorry your lost
Lgbt Pheonix (8 days ago)
13:55 halo 3 trailer
SCOTT DEANE (8 days ago)
Etienne Sugihara (8 days ago)
Love this !
Paul Large (8 days ago)
You've a natural talent, Dan. You should seek crowd funding to turn your short into a full length film - I don't have much but I'd certainly contribute what I could. Beautiful. If you do make it into a feature, use the same actors, they were great.
Jay R (8 days ago)
Ok so I’ve read this book like 4 times now and it’s so good and this captures it very well and I’ve just got to say very well done 👍
Mark Zanghetti (9 days ago)
That was a wonderful little video, thank you you for sharing it.
Krystle Krystle (9 days ago)
Pacheetah kirkland (9 days ago)
Wow! The need for me to see more! Absolutely beautiful ❤️
claire brennan (10 days ago)
this was so simple and beautiful im rly surprised at the quality of the acting it and everything else about this was great
Gary Suto (10 days ago)
That short story about the campers. Is there a part 2?
Jesus Boii (10 days ago)
Anaïs Pouzol (10 days ago)
Il a fallut que j'attende 16:10 pour avoir mon bisous 😂😭
GrotrianSeiler (11 days ago)
Very good Daniel. I loved the format. No one films in widescreen anymore. It looked nice. Guys get so bent out of shape when it comes to feelings that everyone loses. Love is complicated, especially when it’s between two guys mostly because of stereotypes. Too bad. It would be nice if we could express ourselves with the ones we love physically but society puts the brakes on that. And we all lose.
patrice (11 days ago)
The only thing wrong with this video is they don’t know how to light or smoke a blunt 😭😂
OMEGA PLAYZ (11 days ago)
And its me here. ...enjoying with my straight best friend.
Aaron Bartha Olimpess (11 days ago)
Soy activo 27 cm
GAY LOVE (11 days ago)
Touch my profile!! 😉
Donald A. Parks (12 days ago)
This is a good development of a lasting friendship and this is very good !
Chou Yang (12 days ago)
I died. My stupid ass didn't know this was Ari and Dante until he said Dante's name lmfao pls forgive me. Btw I loved this!! Felt like forever for them to kiss--just like in the book!! But in the end with the long wait it's all worth it.
Winwin Villarias (12 days ago)
I really like this short film but still I'm single. 🤦‍♂️
Jock Strap (12 days ago)
Wow! That was good. That was really good.
JonesJr876 (12 days ago)
Awesome work, in a simple powerful relatable story.
Kurt Schirmer (12 days ago)
The guy who played Ari did a good job. He could have done better but in a town full of wannabes (I live in L.A.) he clearly has a lot of potential (most wannabe actors here suck). Screenplay sucked and directing/cinematography lacked creativity. One of the most important components of a film is its story. If the screenplay sucks, then so probably does the film. In this case, both are true. Sorry, I'm not at all against "gay-themed" films, but whoever wrote this probably should give up writing and whoever played Ari should probably seriously strongly pursue an acting career.
Graham Baker (12 days ago)
Super film, we all need a " Best Friend" perhaps we should show our feelings to that person a little more often! Thank you for sharing !
navystylz (12 days ago)
This was very well done. Just two real people, going through real life emotions. Shooting the shit like 2 friend would. At the end you still aren't sure if one is gay, or just in the moment or questioning. It's not just in your face this person is declared by his sexuality.
Max Matters (12 days ago)
This is so beautiful. The acting, the script, everything is amazing. Please make more movies, you’re so good at it❤️
Aküma Yoxirüma (12 days ago)
Here for the story, not the drugs.
Paul Andrews (13 days ago)
You're a very talented man. Ran across your coming out video and then saw this. You're awesome.
Matthew Granger (13 days ago)
Thant was so wonderful and true.
Tondiar (13 days ago)
Great movie and very well acted.
Akhis Midie (13 days ago)
like me & my bestfriend..
RainyDayRainbow (13 days ago)
I kinda wish this was a TV show it was so sweet
zoestorms (13 days ago)
I didn’t read the caption and yet I knew it was Ari and Dante. Beautifully done.
zoestorms (13 days ago)
The only critique I have is that they look way older than a 17/18 year old would. So I feel. Sorry if they’re actually 17/18
Jeff Munsell (13 days ago)
well I just watched this again Daniel. Not sure if my eyes were leaking the first time, but they are now. It's 5:13 on Sunday morning and I'm up way past my bedtime...lol. So this inspiration mentioned above must be a book or poem or...? Guess I'll have to stay up and search for Alire Saenez . Hope u have a best. Gnight.
nico_andtheniners (13 days ago)
so far every gay short film I've watched they end up smoking a blunt Also this is really cute and sweet I loved it😊💖😊💖💗💞💖😊😊
Todd Saporito (14 days ago)
sophisticated, respectful, reflective, sincere, heartfelt! for a job well done for all those involved from the concept of the book, to the representation in this media. whether it's a boy and a girl, girl and a girl, or boy and a boy - we have all experienced loving our best friend.
Hiba (14 days ago)
Its freaking aristole and Dante bitches!!!
Isaiah Smith (14 days ago)
One of my favorite books and this is remarkable!!!
Bradley Morton (14 days ago)
I wish I had told my best friend I loved him before he died. Miss you David!
Jerald Collins (1 day ago)
If he was your best friend, he knew without you saying a word.
Max Matters (12 days ago)
Bradley Morton im sorry for your loss ❤️
Daniel Kamin (14 days ago)
The camera work and facial expressions here-- you kicked this out of the park. So real-- so beautifully real--
MARcγ DERAs (14 days ago)
that guy who was in the red flannel and white shirt is cute asf
Lotte Hompes (14 days ago)
Ari and dante is my favourite book and i think you captured the characters very well. loved the acting as well, because usually these shorts are very awkward, but this wasn't, it felt authentic.
Brave Hearts (14 days ago)
Hold on this is legit Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe wth
Somenath Bhattacharjee (14 days ago)
I'm gay and I had a straight best friend. Our relationship was almost like this. He moved to another city for work. This film reminded me the time I spent with him. I already sent him the link. Thank you so much for uploading this sweet movie.
Sante Positive (6 days ago)
+Misour Bash +7(911)5804522 Whatsapp 😏
Misour Bash (6 days ago)
+Sante Positive what was the response, pls tell us :)
Sante Positive (11 days ago)
Gay too
Biscotti (15 days ago)
This book was so good tho
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
It is an incredible book!
//SuperAsh4U// (15 days ago)
Ah, nothing better than LGBTQ+ Short films, movies, books, tv shows, and fanfictions, poetry as well, music songs. It just feels like a breath of fresh air to have this representation.
//SuperAsh4U// (7 days ago)
+it's Daniel thank you for replying!we certainly do! I hope to give more representation in the future with my work!
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
I am so happy you feel that way! We need more diverse stories!
Christopher Mar (15 days ago)
That was sweet.
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
You're sweet! Thank you!
Philip Steeves (15 days ago)
This is very well done!!
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you Philip! We appreciate it!
AECSRQ (15 days ago)
great, but imagine a world in which you don't have to be high or on drugs to kiss your best friend.
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
That would be an incredible world!
I'd love to have a conversation in moments like that with my bestfriend.. its quiet and peaceful
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Conversations like that are the best!
Please make a subtitle for it :(
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Hey Andrew! We will try are best to add some! :)
Funny Astronomer (15 days ago)
Ari and Dante ❤️❤️❤️
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
They are incredible!
ii am jayden (16 days ago)
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you so much! :)
xSckitx (16 days ago)
I realized who they were halfway through and I love it!! One of my favorite books!!
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
I fell in love with the book!
Steven Autrey (16 days ago)
So beautiful
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you Steven!
Didier Bizimana (16 days ago)
Beautiful and rightly underlined. True that sometimes all the answers lies right in front of us... Just took some guts to realize it and dare go for it. Emotions within bruise easily but are we always ready for them...thank you for sharing it
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you for watching! Being alive requires a little courage especially when we don't fit into the "typical" mold of things!
Rein (16 days ago)
please make a sequel, we need to see more of this
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
More projects in store! So please stay tuned! :)
Hamada Gay Jordan (16 days ago)
Sweet 🏳️‍🌈❤️🏳️‍🌈
gentle man (5 days ago)
Hey Hamada Gay Jordan can we talk?
Sante Positive (11 days ago)
You can be good😏
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you!
Abner Castro (16 days ago)
Beautiful finally no one with AIDS, in a car accident or some form of tragic death....great video👍🏼💖
Jo 🏳️‍🌈 (8 days ago)
+Abner Castro I cried so hard... It was beautiful
Abner Castro (8 days ago)
Jo 🏳️‍🌈 I actually did watch safe and sound... I did love that short film as well. Thanks for the recommendation tho much appreciated ☺️💖👍🏼
Dinambroses 3 (9 days ago)
Jo 🏳️‍🌈 (10 days ago)
If you like things like that, you should watch "safe and sound". I really appreciate this movie, it's awesome and it's cute. https://youtu.be/cSZ55chK4YI Here's the link to safe and sound. It's godamn adorable Have a nice gay I meant day
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you! It's important to me to have stories of all kinds and this one is about two friends in love!
Brother Andy (17 days ago)
Sweet...sincere...Believable, romantic without smaltz...Two things come to mind as suggestions for the film-makers: tripod and sound filters. Wishing you the best on future projects.
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you for watching! :)
Todd Zbojovsky (17 days ago)
loved it
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
We love you Todd! Thank you!
Tom Finland (17 days ago)
Nice short but soundman needs to get his act together..... too much mumbling that is not understandable..... I wish all movies were required to put sub-titles on ALL films .... actors seem to think it's cool to mumble ... movies in the 40's and 50's had much better sound AND actors with diction
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you for the suggestion Tom!
Pablito2772 (17 days ago)
If you have not discovered the YA novel "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe", find a copy of this brilliant story and watch your life change.
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
it is an incredible story!
O Cormier (17 days ago)
Just beautiful!
it's Daniel (14 days ago)
Thank you!

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