Breakers Released

20 December 2007 14:28

CagedBreakers ReleasedSeattle, WA — On Tuesday, Titan Media released Breakers, the last triple-x feature directed by GayVN Hall of Fame Director, Bruce Cam. Shot in high-definition on and around the Titan ranch and released in 16×9 anamorfic widescreen format, Breakers promises to be visually stunning and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product.

There are several memories from that shoot in mid September I can share.

It was my first time working with Bruce Cam on set and a wonderful opportunity for the two of us to get to know each other better. He shot a lot of b-roll and behind the scenes footage with me while I was there. I learned much about his approach to filming, understanding of the industry, personal character and public commitments while watching him work and chatting with him as time permitted.

Francois Sagat was on set while I was there as well. While we didn’t have a scene scheduled together, some of the b-roll segments I’ve mentioned captured our interaction on tape. Sagat is a sweet and sexy man so I wasn’t surprised by my attraction to him or the chemistry between us. I was, however, surprised by how clearly I could see it all resonate on screen when Cam showed me some of the dailies. I already knew I wanted to take Sagat, thought it would look great caught on tape, and shared these thoughts with Cam for future reference.

Breakers Released (Bonus)My partners for the action scene I was brought down for were Dean Flynn and Rick van Sant. I had met Flynn on the set of Fear. While he’s well over six feet tall, his boyish charm and physique reminded me of a college jock; adventurous, cock sure and open to my advances. I had never met van Sant, but his reputation as a world class fisting bottom gave portent of things to come… you never really know what the studio is going to ask for or exactly how a scene will play out until you’re on set and the cameras are rolling. In Breakers I belt Flynn’s ass ’til it’s red and have my fist fucked to the elbow by van Sant on a picnic table, not to mention the pounding both got from my favorite stick to beat a boy with.

About mid-way through the second day of shooting, Brian Mills asked if I would be will to stay over an extra day to shoot a half scene with Darius Falke and Sagat. Normally, I would have jumped on such an opportunity; unfortunately I had clients scheduled the following day. Luckily my clients are very understanding and responses to my requests to reschedule sessions were all in the affirmative. So I stayed over another day and had a blast with Falke and Sagat. The best part came after we were finished shooting and Sagat came up to me and said, in that adorable French accent of his, “You know when you were fucking me? I was not acting.” It felt like the sweetest thing anyone had ever said to me.

My copies are in the mail and I’ll post my thoughts after I see the DVDs. Until then you can read more about the release here or purchase it at the TitanMen website.

Practical Suspension Bondage

17 December 2007 13:02

ReflectivePractical Suspension Bondage Seattle, WA — Saturday night was the Dragon Clan’s play party celebrating Gene Romaine’s 50th Birthday hosted by brother Odie and GLPW. It was an intimate gathering, thank god and the goddess for reasons I won’t go into here in my public journal, but enjoyable none-the-less…

My rigging has definitely progressed to a new level over the course of the past year. I’ve been into rope since childhood, started bottoming to it while still in my teens, began running rope seriously as I transition to primarily Dom role when I entered my thirties and solo rigged my first full suspension scene at Inferno two years ago. Since then, I have opened myself to much more instruction, dedicated myself to regular practice, engineered my own scenes (like the inverted suspension, water torture scene in Fear) and witnessed my play become more fluid and creative on the fly.

As it turns out, Christopher didn’t have to work, so he joined us at the party. We started of the evening’s play with a dual, near suspension scene where I strung up Christopher and Odie repeated the rigging on his boy.

Practical Suspension Bondage (Bonus)The photos of Derek (above and left) are an example of my current rigging, a practical, full suspension that places the bottom in a posture similar to that facilitated by a sling. This was my second attempt at this scene and while it worked well enough for a fuck scene, the upper body harness remains a challenge, but I’m reworking it in my head and will try something a little different next time. I’m also thinking that two eighteen-foot lengths will suffice for the stirrup lines.

Unfortunately, Christopher did not have an enjoyable time and has posted a series of tirades to his journal that shed a very poor light on the situation, our relationship, and me. It’s a clear demonstration that thing are not working out between us… for me or for him. I’ve spent much of my evening and morning responding to concerns emanating from the posts. For the record, I take no pleasure in the boy’s misery. This situation needs to be resolved, post haste, even if it means abandoning the relationship.

Thoughts of ‘ohana’ enter my mind and the movie “Lilo and Stitch”… “Nobody gets left behind or forgotten,” but I don’t think I can weather Christopher’s dissatisfaction much longer.On the bright side, the lingering congestion from the cold I caught in Chicago is finally starting to break-up. I could really use a day in bed with chicken soup, juice and cartoons.

It’s Beginning to Look Like a Dungeon

15 December 2007 13:07

CagedIt’s Beginning to Look Like a DungeonSeattle, WA — A little while back I commissioned a custom piece for the apartment, a floating bondage table, and last night it was delivered.

It is a beautiful work of craftsmanship (pictured on the right and below). The table is six by three feet, with twelve one-and-a-half inch circular hole along the sides and two carrying handles cute into to the far ends. It should facilitate a variety of scenes including, but not limited to bondage, cbt, electro, needles and sounding. It will also serve as a dinning and gaming table.

I’ve promised Christopher (our model in the photos) that he could be the first to bloody my new piece of dungeon equipment. We’ve set a date for Tuesday to run some needles. It’s been to long since we’ve done that kind of scene so I imagine he’s as excited as I am. We’ll snap a few photos to post.

It’s Beginning to Look Like a Dungeon (Bonus)Derek flew in from Chicago last night as well. He arrived shortly after Christopher and I finished dinner, then the three of us meet brother Odie and his boy at the Eagle. What a night. We had a blast and made quite the scene (as usual). It was good to see Derek and Christopher getting along again.

Tomorrow night Christopher has to work, but Derek and I will be attending a play party with the rest of the family and some friends.

How to Deal with a Prima Donna on Set

14 December 2007 13:15

MonsignoreHow to Deal with a Prima Donna on SetSeattle, WA — While shooting with Titan, I simply tie them down and put a gag in their mouth. If you don’t have a ball gag handy, a twelve-foot length of rope with a double frapping knot does the trick nicely. The rope may not butch them up, but at least it immobilizes them and the gage keeps them from talking about themselves or Cher long enough to build some sexual energy on set.

That’s Jackson Wild (photographed above and below) on the set of Home Invasion. Honestly, I don’t mean to imply he was a diva in any way. In actuality, he was one of the few true pleasures I experienced making this feature. Jackson is an adorable boy and eating his ass is like going to a banquet in heaven. Our fuck scene, shot on my last night at the ranch, was incredibly hot as will be evidenced by the spontaneous eruption of money shots made by our scene partners while watching the action. You know the energy is good on set when the crew is challenged to keep up with the action. If Jackson didn’t live in the opposite corner of the country I’d be tempted to do it again without the cameras.

How to Deal with a Prima Donna on Set (Bonus)Jackson, you’re a beautiful kid, good sport and great piece of ass. Thanks.

I’m back home now after a week on the road. It’s been fun but I’m a little fatiqued and fighting a cold. After I got back, I was catching up on correspondence and various industry sites when I ran across the best review/mention I could imagine. From Joe Gage‘s blog on 11 Dec 2007:

“Tony Buff joined the cast yesterday. It’s the second time I’ve worked with him, and I can’t wait to see the public reaction when the stuff he’s done for me begins to appear. The guy’s a total movie star – endowed in both senses of the word – the second big organ being the one beating inside his beautiful chest. Sexy and soulful is always a killer combination.”

Thanks, Joe, working with you makes it easy.

I guess I’ll need to get used to the press. While on the road I learned I’d been mentioned in Mister Marcus‘ column for the Bay Area Reporter and that pictures from the CHC bar night at the Hole made it into Gay Chicago Magazine. Derek and I are being interviewed for GayWired.com this weekend and I just finished an interview for the Up and Coming feature in Unzipped Magazine. That interview should appear in the March issue.

Derek is flying in tonight for a weekend visit and tomorrow night we’re going to a Dragon family play party. I’m really looking forward to stringing him up like a sling and fucking him like a mad animal. Maybe I’ll capture a few photos of the rigging and get them posted.

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

12 December 2007 14:57

CagedMeanwhile, Back at the Ranch[Undisclosed Location], CA — Monday morning, I flew into SFO and immediately headed down to the Titan ranch to begin shooting Home Invasion, a new feature directed by Joe Gage. This is my forth movie with Titan and second with GayVN Hall of Fame Director, Joe Gage. The Titan ranch is starting to feel like a vacation home. Now don’t get the wrong idea; shooting ‘art films’ is definitely work, but the weather has been beautiful (especially after rainy Seattle and a very cold Chicago) and the crew takes very good care of me.

I’ve become very fond of Brian Mills and Paul Wild . Brian directed Fear and served as Production Manager and Director of Photography for Chainsaw, Breakers and now Home Invasion. Paul has been the principle cameraman and production coordinator on all four of my Titan films. They seem like extended family to me now and I always look forward to seeing them. We share a common work ethic and focus while maintaining an enjoyable environment even in the face of adversity. I also know that when I’m working with them, all I have to worry about is my performance and can trust they’ll do everything they can to make it look good.

Meanwhile, Bak at the Ranch (Bonus)The shoot itself has been fast and furious. Monday night we shot my half scene, a voyuer J/O while watching Tyler Saint and Enrique Currera get it on, in addition to various non-action and dialog scenes. I play Rudge, boss of the crew ‘invading’ the house and it’s occupants. The entire movie is being shot at night with a distinctly film-noir feel. This makes for a very different production schedule than I have been a part of in the past and we didn’t finish up until around midnight. Tuesday, we shoot stills and the first half of my full scene with Geoffrey Paine, Ty Roberts and Sean Preston. Tonight we add Jackson Wild and Tommy Ruckus to the mix.

I did pick up an interesting piece of scuttlebutt while on set for those of you wondering what might be next. It seems Tony Buff might be going to Prison after this little Home Invasion, but more on that later.

CHC Bar Night at the Hole

8 December 2007 14:36

MonsignoreCHC Bar Night at the HoleChicago, IL — It was a successful night all the way around. The Chicago Hellfire Club presented Colors to the Hole/Jackhammer bar with many club brothers and guests in attendance. Derek and I performed a Shibari demo after the presentation. We chose a dynamic suspension scene for the audience and it went off without a hitch. I’d like to express my thanks to everyone that turned out for the event, you all made it a great night.

This was the first time we were able to perform at a venue that allowed us to take photos, so I’m including several in a gallery. I hope you enjoy…

Busy Weeks

4 December 2007 13:17

CagedBusy WeeksSeattle, WA — So it’s been over a week since my last entry. While I’ve done my best to post twice weekly, sometimes the schedule just doesn’t permit. This has been another one of those weeks; filled with client sessions; business meetings & correspondence; social events; and some great times with the boys.

Wednesday night at the monthly Seattle Men in Leather (SML) social brother Odie and I facilitated some decorating for DogHouse Leathers. We instructed four of our local boys (including my boy Christopher and Odie’s boy Aaron) to wear underwear to the event. Once there, we scurried them off to the bathroom to help each other… how shall we say… adorne the items with something special. Then, we lined them up, shirtless in front of the crowd, made them drop trou’ and proceeded to cut their underwear off, stuff the removed clothing into their mouths and instructed them to make delivery to Daddy Jeff. It was quite hot and the boys seemed to enjoy themselves.

Friday night my number one client, Eric Robison had his 50th Birthday Party at Kurrent (photo above). I say, my number one client, because Eric has not only been with me for the longest period of time, he was also the first client to sign with me when I went private practice. Happy birthay, Eric. I took Christopher to the party and had him in handcuffed for the duration of the evening (photo below). Given the venue and nature of those present, it must have been an interesting sight for many of those attending. Chock another point for scaring your audience. Christopher was, without a doubt, extremely happy and that’s what truly counts. We also got to see many of our friends including my clients Anamaria and Cat as well as our buddies from Ajexx 63.

Busy Weeks (Bonus)The SML Holiday Party, hosted by Daddy Jeff & Puppy, was last Saturday night. The house was filled with familiar faces but the mood was a little low key due to the recent news of a dear friend’s passing after a motorcycle accident. Jeffy was a recognize character in the local scene and the subject of many stories. He will be remembered and missed by many.

On Sunday I took Jeff (the boy from my 16 Nov entry) to the Bondage 201 workshop conducted by Max. I love these workshops. I especially love sharing them with new boys. Much of the information may be review for me and I might veer off in my own direction when it come to the practical application portion of the training, but exposing someone new to the experience and having my rigging used to demonstrate variance on the theme of the workshops is very satisfying. Jeff learned much during the instruction period, applied himself to the rope, looked phenomenal in my rigging and reported feeling sorry when the ropes came off.

I’ve posted my Titan photos to DudesNude. I think it will prove to be a good marketing and, um… recruitment tool. I’m looking forward to the launch of my own website which is in the works now and should be launched by the first of the year (more on that later). The responses have been overwhelming; my inbox will fill to capacity four times a day if I let it, with many hot prospects and potential fans from around the world.

This Friday I’ll be flying to Chicago for the weekend. My boy Derek and I will be performing a Shibari (rope bondage), dynamic suspension demo at the Hole bar (under the Jackhammer) after a CHC colors presentation. I’m really looking forward to seeing my boy again and it will be an excellent opportunity to make a demonstratable contribution to my brothers in the Hellfire Club. I invite all of my fiends in Chicago to join us, with the reminder that the Hole will enforce a BDSM/leather dress code that evening.

Mama’s Big Screen

26 November 2007 12:27

ReflectiveMama’s Big ScreenSeattle, WA — Friday night at the Cuff during the Seattle Daddy/Daddy’s Boy contest Meet & Greet, I was surprised by a very special honor. Apparently, I had been nominated by members of Mama’s family here in Seattle and adopted into Sandy Reinhardt’s fold. Many of members of Mama’s Family who call Seattle home were on hand to present me the unique brass name tag that christened me as one of Mama’s own. The significance of this may be lost to many of you reading my journal, but I can assure you that I am more than honored by this recognition… I am humbled.

For those of you who do not know, Sandy Reinhardt is a legend and her family, an institution within my community of family and friends. Mama Reinhardt’s leadership has benefited more people than I can count and her service to our community has made her the subject of a National Leather Emerald Award. Mama’s family is comprised of some of the most active and involved I have ever met, because Sandy’s adoptions are based upon an exceptional demonstration of commitment. The gentlemen pictured with me above are a testament to that level of service. Gene Romaine, Puppy, Jim Drew and Daddy Jeff have been long time activists in Seattle’s leather community and tremendous impacts on my own life. I am filled with humility to be counted among these men.

On Saturday night I joined friends at the Cuff for the Seattle Daddy/Daddy’s Boy contest and had a good time visiting with everyone although it was rather strange being there without a boy at my side. Christopher had to work and neither of the other boys was available that night, but Christopher was able to join me for the SML Brunch at Martin’s Off Madison on Sunday before heading off to work.

Hey, Hollywood

20 November 2007 8:31

PersonalHey, HollywoodLos Angeles, CA –That’s what we used to call Marines who went though boot at MCRD San Diego, CA. The term works well to describe me. I’ve been at home here in my old stomping grounds, these last few days. Although I grew up in southern Cali, I never lived in West Hollywood but it was a frequently visited backyard. There is a certain friendly, theater quality to Los Angeles witch is brought to a high focus among the gay populous of WeHo. I’ve been a theater Buff as long as I can remember and friendly, bordering on flirtatious. I fit right in just about any scene.

I flew with Anamaria, one of my favorite travel companions. We met an attractive Pinoy at the airport who was also on our return flight and gave Anamaria and me a lift when our ride was unavailable. I’ve offered to buy him a drink or coffee (a euphemism) to show my gratitude.

Most of my time in LA was spent with Braxton Bond, the boy I was paired with for my last film directed by Joe Gage. Our chemistry then was incredible so I intended to hook up with Braxton while I was down south but didn’t expect to feel as comfortable as I did with him and his roommate.

Friday night was an intimate, little house party with a bunch of twenty-somethings. Oh, to be twenty-four years old again… I’ll pass, thank you very much. Saturday was movie night and some reconnecting, mostly industry talk and comparing notes on studios, directors and scene partners. Sunday, I got in some shopping and went to the beer bust at the Motherload.

While at the Motherload, Gayborhood.TV made me the subject of a street interview. I thought the young, um… lady that did the interview was quite pretty, so I included the photo above.

Brotherhood

16 November 2007 14:55

ReflectiveSeattle, WA — Alaska Airlines flight 29 was about to re-board at Chicago’s O’Hare after a four-and-a-half hour delay late Monday evening when I got the tesxt message from my boy Derek that read, “Well congrats. You are in,” in reference to my application for Associate Membership with the Chicago Hellfire Club. It was undoubtedly the best news I had received in the last several hours. I feel truly honored to call the men of the CHC brother and privileged to call many of them friend. To those who sponsored me, I owe a debt of gratitude and to those who supported my application, my thanks.

My time in Seattle has been short since I’m flying to Los Angeles in a few hours. The time has been spent primarily with clients and business demands. Titan has booked me for my forth feature with them. I’m told Joe Gage has written a part with me in mind. The part plays out like one of my darker fantasies. I wouldn’t speculate on the details here but the theme is ‘home invasion’ and we’re set to film in December. Joe Gage is one of my favorite directors to work with and Brian Mills is usually involved this the production of his shoots. Chainsaw, my first opportunity to work with Gage, was enjoyable right down to my scene partner, Braxton Bond. It may turn out to be one of my best performances. I’m looking forward to screening Chainsaw when it is released sometime next year.

I also got a chance to spend some time with the boys. I spent Tuesday night with Christopher. My Thai boy TJ brought me dinner on Wednesday. And, Jeff took me out for steaks last night as congratulations on my induction into the CHC.