Hell Date by Marcelo Martinez
Running Time: 12 minutes
Screening Time: Friday Sept 9th Voices Heard, 9PM
The short opens with our protagonist making a sandwich and receiving a call from his friend, inviting him out to a new gay bar in town. The protagonist refuses and insists on going out on a date with someone he just met on the internet, in order to get over his ex. The friend taunts him and warns him to be safe. Our main character gets ready for his date, despite not liking how anything looks on him, and takes a couple drinks to work up the courage. He arrives to “Gymstud’s” home and realizes that this man seems off. What ensues is the worst case scenario of an anonymous date.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Marcelo Martinez has always had a penchant for telling stories. He has studied film at UW Milwaukee and finished his associates in Tv and Video Production at MATC. Marcelo hopes to make LGBT films from a Chicano point of view.