Released in 2004 and directed by Gregg Araki, Mysterious Skin is a film about the long-term results of the sexual abuse two boys suffer from the same baseball coach, and coming to terms with their present. The film was nominated for many awards, and won the Interfaith Award at the Brisbane International Film Festival. Shot in Los Angeles and New York City, the film features actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet.
Released in 2003 and directed by C. Jay Cox, Latter Days follows the story of a young Mormon missionary who is awakened to his inner sexuality while on mission in Los Angeles. The film won the Outstanding First Narrative Feature award at L.A. Outfest. Shot primarily in Los Angeles, the film features actors Steve Sandvoss and Wes Ramsey.