The gay short film Requited is now available free to stream, in celebration of its 10-year anniversary.
The film, written and directed by Sal Bardo and starring Chris Damon, Max Rhyser, Matthew Watson, and Crystal Arnette, focuses on the character of Nicolas as he struggles to decide whether to go to the wedding of his best friend from high school, Aaron, who he's always been quietly in love with.
"It's never going to be perfect. But looking back 10 years later, I'm really proud of this film. It was a huge turning point in my career," Bardo told. "I originally wrote it as a vehicle for myself as an actor and never thought I'd direct another one. But it was such a rewarding experience and received such a warm response that it actually changed the trajectory of my career."
Requited won an audience award at Reel Affirmations, an LGBTQ film festival in Washington, D.C. And Bardo wrote Pink Moon (2015), Great Escape (2015), and Chaser (2013), after it.
Watch the short film below: