Sal Bardo's short film Chaser is an extremely provocative, intense, and explicit portrait of a man's uninhibited sexual exploits and search for identity. Meant to simultaneously excite and unnerve its audience, Chaser explores the darker side of sex and how far one man will go for fulfillment.
At its core, Chaser is about Zack, a Jewish schoolteacher, who desperately craves acceptance. Powerfully played by Max Rhyser, Zack is uncomfortable with his conservative family and takes comfort in casual sex with strangers. Attempting to create a discourse on the concept of "bug chasing," the film showcases the careless and rebellious manner in which its main character treats sex and its consequences.
Chaser was originally released in 2012 on Youtube and Vimeo and screened at many film festivals including the Brooklyn Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Sal Bardo is also the writer/director of the LGBT short films Pink Moon (2015), Sam (2011), and Requited (2010). The short film is exclusively available on Vimeo on Demand with new bonus footage and a previously deleted scene.
Watch the trailer below or find the film on Vimeo: