Released in 2011, Judas Kiss won the Best Debut Film at Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival and the Alternative Spirit Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival. Shot in Seattle, Washington USA, it was the feature film directorial debut of J.T. Tepnapa. The film was co-produced by Carlos Pedraza and Jody Wheeler and starred Charlie David, Richard Harmon, Sean Paul Lockhart and Timo Descamps.
Triple Crossed, released in 2013 is a film belonging to the mystery/thriller genre. Directed by Sean Paul Lockhart, the story is one of seduction and grief, and a man sent on a killing mission spurned on by a femme fatale’s desire for money. Jack Brockett, Addison Graham, Sean Paul Lockhart, and Laura Reilly star in this film.
You read that right. A $15,000 budget. The average 30-second car commercial costs more than $15,000. Yet here is James Townsend, directing a feature length horror film on a shoestring budget. A clever director like Townsend often has a few tricks to make it work, especially in the forgiving gay horror film genre. However, it still leads one to wonder whether the true horror was in the script or in the film’s production.