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Dare Project (The)

Country: USA, Language: English, 33 mins

  • Director: Adam Salky
  • Writer: David Brind
  • Producer: David Brind; Felecia Hunter

CGiii Comment

A fantastic idea...bringing back the original actors and extending the story...14 years later!

Alas, that fantastic idea fell by the wayside...all because of the writing, part 2 veers off on a collision with predictability. Such a shame...but, well-made nonetheless!


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Spanning across 14 years and capturing two turning points in the lives of Ben and Johnny, THE DARE PROJECT is an enticing two part film about sexual attraction and an enduring connection....that is also a uniquely remarkable feat for the lead actors and director.

In the original, first part of DARE, Ben is 17.  A closeted, outcast teenager who dares to connect with the untouchable Johnny during a champagne-fueled night in a swimming pool. What happens rocked both of their worlds in surprising ways. After this high school encounter they never saw each other again. Until now.

In the new, second part of DARE, 30-something Ben is shocked to run into Johnny totally by chance at a party in the hills of Los Angeles… with a pool. They find their original magnetic connection is still strong, but what can they do about it? Still struggling with his inability to find intimacy, Ben may find the answers to his problem from the most unlikely and most provocative of sources.

Cast & Characters

Adam Fleming as Ben
Michael Cassidy as Johnny
Adam Hagenbuch as Justin
West Liang as Rob
Rachele Schank as Samantha
Justin Cone as Brandon