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A N T I - V E N O M F O R A S N A K E
Director | Written by Gerardo Garcia | Produced by Val Tan & Alex Jiang
1993, East Village, New York. When a provocateur drag queen loses her soulmate to AIDS, she struggles to pay rent and must fight to save her home and legacy.
Watch the trailer here:
M A K E A D O N A T I O N A T F I L M I N D E P E N D E N T
P R E S S
Visit the full website at: ckostopo.wixsite.com/antivenom
Writer & Director
Welcome to my narrative portfolio.
Below you will find a number of short films I wrote and directed.
Because of the nature of film festivals and premiere statuses, the bulk of my recent films are still unavailable for public online viewing. I am happy to provide private screening links for any of my work listed here, please reach out to me directly.
My early work, from 2016 - 2020, can be viewed publicly here.
Anti-Venom for a Snake (2022)
U N T I L D E A T H D O U S P A R T
Writer, Director, Creator | Magical Realism
In a final act of love, a man turns his dead wife's body into a piano, in order to play their wedding march one last time and bring her back from the dead.
Currently in post-production.
Until Death Do Us Part (2022)
E L A S T I C
Writer, Director, Creator | Queer Cinema
With the help of a rubber band, a closeted Catholic boy forces himself to masturbate to straight porn.
d o n ' t y o u w o n d e r ?
Writer, Director, Unreal Artist | Animation
When two extraterrestrial androids discover an uninhabitable planet Earth, they contemplate the meaning of life, religion, and human conquest.
Set 50,000 years in the future, "don't you wonder?" meditates on a post-human Earth through the lens of AI. This short film was written, directed, animated, and created solo by me.
Full short film:
don't you wonder? (2021)
F E V E R D R E A M S
Writer, Director, Creator | Experimental
Fallen sick, a young man begins to lucid dream to cope with his isolation, in a surrealist exploration of emotional estrangement, mental fatigue, and the toll of the pandemic.
Fever Drams (2021)
L I T T L E R E D L I E
Writer, Director, Creator | Dark Comedy
Two boyfriends weigh the moral pros and cons of lying about their sexuality in order to donate blood.
Little Red Lie (2021)