This was the first film of mine that “worked” all the way through. From the opening moments, to the performances, to the touch of the erotic, to the down right horror of the end, in IN THE CLOSET I finally got a glimmer of how to combine writing, directing, producing and performance into a cohesive whole. While not perfect, I still love the film. Audiences did as well. IN THE CLOSET was nominated for an IRIS Prize, an international award for the best gay short film of the year.