Konstantin Bock - 18'
While rifling through his collection of dirty photos of horse-hung tricks, Hattie shares his vivid memories, insights, and practical advice for picking up guys, how to deal with difficult tricks and more. We also learn about the 35-year-long relationship between Hattie and his partner Allen, who never put the kibosh on Hattie's cruising habits. The film is both a brilliant look at a part of gay culture that's fast becoming extinct, and a portrait of a unique character who is as fascinating as he is endearing.
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Konstantin is a film and theater director, who is technically based in Berlin, but divides his time mainly between Germany, the US and Lebanon or wherever life takes him. He studied applied film, theatre and fine arts at the University of Hildesheim, and Jewish studies and the history and culture of the Middle East at the Freie Universität Berlin. As a video designer he has created work for stage productions in Oldenburg, Pforzheim, Berlin and Helsinki. With Canadian performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex, he has worked as a director, designer and creative associate in Toronto, London, Bern, Singapore, Glasgow, Philadelphia, Prague, Copenhagen, Essen, Portland, Gwangju, Hemsbach and Sydney. His film work includes commercials, music videos, short films and documentaries. His most recent documentary, HATTIE GOES CRUISING, continues to tour festivals internationally, after premiering at the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival. He has directed and edited commercials for s.Oliver, comma, Windsor., JOOP!, Hessnatur, Eterna and the German Finance Authority, with agencies in Munich, Hamburg and New York. Currently, Konstantin is developing a feature length follow-up with Hattie and a short film in Beirut.