In Their Room is about gay men, bedrooms, sex and intimacy. The film veers into the bedrooms of eight different men where you see them doing everything from the most banal to the most erotic. Complimenting the revealing nature of their everyday activities are confessional interviews about fantasies, turn ons and vulnerabilities. You never leave their bedrooms, but this is unmistakably San Francisco of the present. The film was featured to great praise in Butt Magazine, and later won “best erotic film” at Good Vibration’s Indie Erotic Film competition.
DIRECTOR TRAVIS MATHEWS
Travis Mathews is an award-winning filmmaker whose movies focus on gay men and intimacy. Informed with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a background in documentary, Travis takes a thoughtful and naturalistic approach to filmmaking while maintaining a sense of humor in his movies. In 2009 Travis started an ongoing documentary series called In Their Room about gay men and bedrooms. The first of several episodes was filmed in San Francisco, followed by Berlin in 2010 and then London in 2012. During the making of the series Travis began his first feature film, I Want Your Love, inspired by the small real-life narratives he was encountering with the men he was filming. I Want Your Love has played over 50 festivals worldwide and will be released on VOD/DVD in early 2013. Following the success of I Want Your Love, Travis was approached by filmmaker James Franco in 2012 to collaborate on what would become James Franco's 40 Minutes.