Screened at festivals worldwide, Retake tells the story of Jonathan (Tuc Watkins), desperate to relive the past, who hires an escort (Devon Graye) to accompany him on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.  Los Angeles Times calls Retake "twisted as hell."


With a seductive gravitational allure, Retake pulls viewers into a world of love, loss, and intrigue from its opening scenes. Handsome businessman Jonathan (Tuc Watkins) has returned to San Francisco with a mission. He’s on the hunt for a brunette who is “rough around the edges,” temperamental, and scented with just the right cologne. 



R E T A K E

TUC WATKINS   DEVON GRAYE   DEREK PHILLIPS   SYDELLE NOEL   KIT WILLIAMSON  Written & Directed by Nick Corporon

RELIVE THE MEMORIES

Cruising the streets of the city, he finds what he’s looking for in a flirtatious young hustler played by Devon Graye, and a bold proposition is made: If this young man agrees to accompany Jonathan on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, he’ll get double his nightly rate, plus $1,000. But, there’s a catch: He has to role-play as someone named “Brandon” for the full ride.  Eager to leave his life on the streets, he says yes, and an amorous game of manipulation and obsession commences.


So begins the ambitious, risk-taking first feature by Nick Corporon, a film of romance and brooding suspense, with shades of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. The mystery of the real Brandon haunts the film for its duration. As the role-playing intensifies, the what and the who become captivatingly confused, as lines between fantasy and reality, desire and performance, blur. This is a perverse scenario, for sure, but these are also wayward souls, and their wounded humanity evokes genuine empathy. Grounded in the intimate complexities of authentic human relationships, Retake is a spellbinding journey of heartbreak and self-discovery. -- Curran Nault, QueerCore

Tuc Watkins     Devon Graye    


Derek Phillips     Sydelle Noelle    Kit Williamson


Directed by Nick Corporon


Produced by Sean Mandell   Collin Brazie   Nick Corporon


Screenplay by Nick Corporon  

 Story by Nick Corporon & Collin Brazie & Justin Oberts & Gareth Dutton


Music by Mike Meehan       Costumes by Flora Guilbaut


Production Design by Yikai Wang    Edited by Thom Newell


Director of Photography Collin Brazie