Written and Directed by Boaz Stark
Produced by Brian Cobb http://www.cobbstarproductions.com
The Horizon is the smash hit short-form web drama about the lives and loves of Sydney’s gay community. It is bite-sized, highly engaging entertainment and our
impressive viewer numbers prove it! THE HORIZON has over 7.3 million views (growing by 25 k – 40 k views daily) and has 30 k subscribers (growing by 150 subscribers daily).
- The first season was made for a measly $3 k but went viral on YouTube with 2 million hits, and is still growing by 5k – 10 k views daily.
- The second season was produced for $20 k and released in December 2012. With substantially higher productions values, the series has already more than tripled last season’s YouTube views.
Youtube link – http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHorizonSeries/featured
The HORIZON is sponsored by ACON (Aids council of NSW) as it contains safe sex messages interwoven throughout the story line. Because of this The Horizon has attracted much good will, with international entertainment heavyweights donating their time, products or services to the series. These include Oscar winning costume designer Tim Chappel assisting with wardrobe and world renowned DJ/Producers Dave Lee (Joey Negro) and Wayne G donating dance music for the sound-track. Director Stephan Elliot (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Easy Virtue, A Few Best men) is on board to mentor the writer and director Boaz Stark for seasons 3 & 4.
JAKE COLLINS (Lead)
Late teens/early twenties, Jake is sweet natured and trusting without a cynical bone in his body. The youngest child of four, (two older brothers and a sister), Jake grew up on an isolated country property in Bega where men were masculine, and “gay” was something that happened in the city, far removed from them. It made coming out to his family and friends difficult , although he has recently come out to his best school friends, Millie Hobbs and Micky Rose. That said, Jake basically feels comfortable with his sexuality. Apart from a relatively innocent sexual encounter with Micky some years earlier, Jake had no sexual experience until he started chatting on to gay men on Manhunt and met AJ McGray. The two talked online for months, graduated to phone calls and skype before Jake came to the city to stay with him, believing he just may have met the man of his dreams. Things quickly went sour when Jake was reluctant to have penetrative sex straight away and soon discovered AJ was sleeping around. They broke up, but Jake decided to stay in the city with newfound drag pal Wilma so he could live a more authentic life. He is now getting a crash course in gay city life, including clubs, parties, (soft) drugs and the bitchiness. But Jake is determined to stay true to himself and see the best in people.