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Eli Rarey’s ‘The Exterminator’ Premieres at Atlanta Shorts Fest (7.15.16)

Brenden Shucart in Eli Rarey’s ‘The Exterminator’ (That’s my “skeptical face.”)

A few summers ago my friend Eli Rarey (The Famous Joe Project, Hard Decisionsshowed me a script he had written, and I instantly fell in love. It was about a gay guy living on his own after a break-up, and the exterminator who shows up to deal with an uncanny infestation. The story was melancholy and absurdly funny—and it tracked very neatly to where I was in my life at that moment. Now the short film that we made out of that awesome script, The Exterminator, is premiering this weekend at the Atlanta Shorts Fest.

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James Cerne on Nightlife, Gay Culture, & the Influence of Mario Diaz

James Cerne & Brenden Shucart (me!) in Eli Rarey’s ‘Hard Decisions’

In this episode I have the great pleasure to sit down with my Hard Decisions co-star, James Cerne.

Last year, as we labored lovingly to bring writer/director Eli Rarey‘s script for  to life, I found my becoming increasingly fascinated; I’d known James for just about as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles, but working side-by-side I quickly realized that I barely knew him at all.

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