James Duke Mason (son of Belinda Carlisle) is an actor who to be honest hasn’t really had that many roles, but he’s became well known for being incredibly active for LGBT causes and being one of the few very young actors (he’s just 20) prepared to stand up, say they’re gay and actually use that for a bit of activism (it doesn’t hurt either that he’s quite the hottie). Now he’s teamed up with director Matthew Mishory, whose LGBT-themed film Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean is currently doing the festival rounds (you can watch the trailer here), to put together a political thriller called Disappear Here.
They’re currently looking for funding and have set up a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $25,000. The film is described as, ‘Disappear Here is set in the parallel shadow worlds of Hollywood and high-stake national politics, where emotions and loyalty are mere commodities, and where privacy is an outmoded 20th century notion. This moody, stylish thriller asks who sets the price of a lie worth telling — and who pays? Though staged in the present day, the ﬁlm will echo classical Hollywood ﬁlm noir of the 1940s, the color palettes of early 80s album covers, and the music from those albums. Disappear Here weaves a tale of blackmail, sexuality, and personal courage. Part murder mystery, part meditation, it is a moral tale for our time.’
There’s a great team behind this one, including Sex Lies & Videotape producer Matthew Mason (who’s also James’ dad), and it’s well worth taking a closer look at to see whether you want to support it over at Kickstarter. You can also find out a bit more by watching the video above.