Artist Projects

Jeffrey’s Hollywood Screen Trick


Todd Downing

Inspired by bright and sunny gay romantic comedies, Jeffrey’s Hollywood Screen Trick satirizes this genre. Produced and directed by Todd Downing (Dirty Baby Does Fire Island), written by David Briggs (Karen Black Like Me) and starring Mike Albo (author of Hornito: My Lie Life), this eleven-minute short brings fifty anatomically-exceptional “Billy dolls” to life through stop-motion animation on 35mm film.

Project Updates

  • 2001: Jeffrey’s Hollywood Screen Trick is screened at the New York Underground Film Festival

  • 2001: Jeffrey’s Hollywood Screen Trick is screened at the Seattle Film Festival

  • 2002: Jeffrey’s Hollywood Screen Trick is screened at the Rotterdam International Film Fesival

  • 2002: Jeffrey’s Hollywood Screen Trick is screened at the Berlin Film Festival