MySpace Loves Gay Films!

1.23.2007

By Charlie Ortiz

The film's subject matter is simple enough. Playwright (played by Riddlehoover) falls for dark and handsome, yet troublesome (read: cheating) guy. Rinse and repeat. Playwright then steals best friend's dark and handsome, yet troublesome boyfriend (all four brooding men are played sublimely by the same actor, driving home the point that one is sometimes stubbornly fixated on the wrong type of guy). The film excels in
Riddlehoover's delivery as the self-absorbed, flawed hero. His timing is impressive, given that he was also directing himself. And the cinematography was equally impressive, given the budget.

'IMDb is saying that it cost me something like $250,000 to make the film. When, in reality, I think they added an extra pair of zeros,' Riddlehoover says about the limited budget. When asked about the expenses incurred on-set, he laughs and says, 'Feeding your cast and crew handsomely gets expensive. And I had a crew of 60.' The crew'Nashville locals involved in the art scene'worked for free, Riddlehoover adds, because they all had a common goal: to help each other out.

'When I moved to Nashville from Charleston, South Carolina, the city was so welcoming. You don't think of Nashville as the cultural, liberal arts center of the world, but it proves me wrong every day. Everyone is excited to help you out, it's great,' he says of the help he received with the film.

Up next for Riddlehoover is another film, set to start shooting in February. And it's a matter of time before To a Tee finds its way into local theaters. Not bad for a MySpace competition winner.

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