2010 Grabby Nominations

17 March 2010 16:10

Caged2010 Grabby NominationsSeattle, WA – A couple days ago, the 19th annual Grabby Award Nominations were announced. Apparently the Grabbys have honored me with three individual nominations and two scene nods. The scene nominations include Best Rimming with Adam Knox in Folsom Maneuvers and Best Duo with Will Parker in Folsom Flesh. The individual nominations include Hottest Cock (LOL), Best Supporting Actor for my role in Battle Creek Breakdown directed by Joe Gage and Performer of the Year.

Folsom Flesh also earned nominations for Best Leather Movie, Best Box Cover and Best Fetish Movie. In the Best Extreme Fetish category, both Rough. Shock Treatment and Triage earned nominations. While I’m always pleased to see projects I was involved in receiving recognition, I am particularly happy to see Shock Treatment‘s nomination for Best Extreme Fetish because it represents the first time a video I directed (co-credited with Paul Wilde) has received a Grabby nod. Read the rest of this entry »

Folsom & the Aftermath

15 October 2009 23:14

PersonalFolsom & the AftermathSeattle, WA – Folsom was a challenge this year. It was a full working week, plus. Between flying in on Monday and then out again the following Monday, we shot three scenes for the Rough line, attended several Folsom related parties, had brunch with Brian Mills, who heads Titan’s production department, and dinner with the studio executives, performed at Magnitude, appeared at the Titan booth at the Folsom Street Fair and conducted a series of meetings relating to the Rough line. In the middle of all of this, Folsom Maneuvers was released, and, as I mentioned in my previous entry, my local boy here in Seattle was rushed to the hospital with a serious infection. While at times it may have felt a little overwhelming, I was in good company the entire time. Our Titan crew for Folsom included (pictured from left to right): Will Parker, JR Matthews, Chris Yosef, myself, Derek da Silva and Francois Sagat. Read the rest of this entry »

Prep for Folsom Street Fair 2009

24 September 2009 21:53

PersonalPrep for Folsom Street Fair 2009San Francisco, CA – As if there isn’t enough going on in my life… I’m in San Fran shooting Rough.5 and preparing for a weekend full of events associated with Folsom Street Fair. I sometimes wonder how it all came to this craziness. This Folsom weekend represents my second anniversary in the adult industry if you count from the date of my first release. Two years in and I’m in the middle of directing my fifth project for the new Rough line of fetish/Sm features for Titan Media. I have sixteen titles released and three in the can to be released over the next few months, not to mention the three Rough projects in the works. Two years ago at this time I saw my image on a Titan banner, larger than life, and watched as the big screen monitor played out a scene in which my boy Derek, in full inverted suspension, got ravaged by Tober Brandt and myself in the official Folsom release, Fear. Last year I was NakedSword’s Dream Team Player for September with Folsom Prison highlighted in the Bar Area Reporter. This year, Folsom Maneuvers (my fifth consecutive Folsom release with Titan including Fear, Folsom Prison, Folsom Undercover and Folsom Flesh) debuts on the heels of Rough.3: Bound and Beaten. This year I’m slated for thre Folsom Maneuvers release party at the Powerhouse Friday night followed by an appearance at Chi Chi LaRue’s Pop Goes the Zipper; a family brunch, rehearsals, an Exclusives’ dinner with studio executives and a performance at Magnitude on Saturday; and the Folsom Street Fair on Sunday. But in actuality the only place I want to be is by my boy Timmy’s side. Read the rest of this entry »

Released: Folsom Undercover

1 October 2008 18:23

CageFolsom Undercover by Titan MediaSeattle, WA –- Last Sunday Titan Media released Folsom Undercover, the latest installment of the award winning line of co-branded Folsom films. This is the fourth year Titan and Folsom Street Fair organizers have co-presented a leather/Sm themed feature with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the TitanMen/Folsom Fund, which supports nonprofit organizations that specialize in gay men’s health. This is yet another example of why I feel so comfortable aligning myself with the studio. There is something to be said about doing work that you not only enjoy but also benefits the community you’re a part of.

I haven’t seen the movie yet (my copies are being shipped as I write this), but I can say from what I’ve seen from the breakdown on NakedSword my scene with Dirk Jager, Frank Philipp and Titus where we initiate Tyler Peter seems to contribute much of the content for the film. I know the scene includes some good rope bondage, wax play and plenty of sexual action. I’m also told one of my cum shots is pretty spectacular too. I’m sure I’ll have some comments once I’ve viewed the finished product.

Until then, you can learn more about Folsom Undercover here, take a look at my stills and promotional photos in the gallery I’ve posted or purchase your own copy from TitanMen.com.

Folsom Street Fair 2008

29 September 2008 15:20

TrainerFolsom Street Fair 2008San Francisco, CA –- Yesterday marked the first anniversary of my art film debut with the release of Fear, the release of my seventh feature Folsom Undercover and the second Folsom Street Fair with my boy Derek. This entry also marks the one year anniversary of this blog which has chronicled what has proven to be a wild and unexpected adventure.

Wild is definitely the adjective I’d use to describe yesterday’s festivities at the street fair. Derek and I arrive a little after noon to work our shifts at the TitanMen/NakedSword mega booth and the streets were already crowed asshole to bellybutton with people. Titan provided headshots for all the performers to sign, calendars to give away and a large stack of my ‘trading cards’ from NakedSword for me to hand out. As soon as we got into the booth there were calls from the crowd for autographs and photo ops. Derek and I jumped right in greeting both fans and friends as they came to the booth, giving away studio swag and a gift of our own.

Derek and I brought 300 black & white checkered hankies to hand out at the booth this year (photo above). The checker hanky is the hanky code flag for safer sex and represents a commitment to responsible play. Over the past year we’ve learned of far too many of our friends and acquaintances seroconverting, witnessed a cavalier attitude toward safer sex practices grow to become nearly normative and risk behavior touted as transgressive, edgy and cool. Bull shit.

Folsom Street Fair 2008The checker hanky was introduced in the 80’s, when as a community we worked hard to advocate safer sex and get the message out. And it worked; HIV transmission rates decreased through the 80’s and 90’s. Now, as we begin the 21st century, HIV transmission rates are on the rise among men who have sex with men. Something’s gone terribly wrong.

I was lucky; I got the message early. I realized I love sex and learn at an early age that the safer I was doing it the longer I’d be around to do it. I know a couple of ‘art film’ personalities handing out checkered hankies isn’t going to make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things, but if we can encourage even a few people to stand fast in their personal commitment to sexual health and the health of their partners regardless of HIV status then perhaps the message will reach more people than 300 checkered hankies.

Last year might have been larger than life but this year was mobile. Titan had wrapped the studio’s production van with the images of several exclusives, including yours’ truly (image above). We were playing the Blu-Ray™ edition of Folsom Undercover in the back of the van, but I wasn’t in a position to see the movie. I don’t think we would have had much time to take it in anyway. Titan seemed to have everyone on hand for the event. François Sagat, Dean Flynn, Diesel Washington, Alex Baresi, Dirk Jager, Frank Philipp, Eduardo, Rich van Sant, Chad Manning, Dominic Sol and Marco Blaze were all at the booth in addition to Derek and me.

Folsom Street Fair 2008Bonus: In addition to all those beautiful men, there was one more wonderful surprise, my boy from Seattle. Jeff (photo right) had been vacationing in Hawaii and had changed his flights home to include a stopover in San Francisco to join Derek and I at the Folsom Street Fair. It was great to have him there, but I wish I had gotten a chance to spend more time with him and I’m sure the whole thing was rather bizarre for him. He was a great help throughout the day and I need to think of a way to thank him for being there… oh, wait, I’ve got a pretty good idea how I can thank him, same way I thanked him yesterday morning for coming into town.

Toward the end of the day, NakedSword ask if Derek and I would come over their booth to create a crowd. It was our pleasure to help out our friends at NakedSword. A little impromptu rope bondage and impact play seemed to do the trick quite nicely (photo below by Darwin Bell for TheSword.com). I tied Derek down in one of my favorite ties for sex, his arms and legs securely bound beneath him with his ass exposed, then proceeded to deliver a good spanking with my hands and belt. The crowed seemed both horrified by and attracted to the intensity of this spur of the moment scene, which was really quite timid by our standards. At one point I overheard someone in the throngs say, “its okay they’re partners.”

Folsom Street Fair 2008Afterward, we did a little instructional bondage work, stuck around for some photo ops/autographs and handed out the last of the hankies.

When the street fair closed down Derek, Jeff and I walked over to the Hole in the Wall’s new digs and finally got some quality time together. While many of our friends decided to go to the Real Bad party, we preferred the music and surroundings of one of our favorite dive bars. And did we have fun. There’s nothing like cutting loose after being ‘on’ all day.

This morning we sent Jeff off to the airport for his flight home. Derek and I just got back from brunch and some shopping in the Castro and are about to head out to the airport ourselves. I’m exhausted, have picked up a cold and am not looking forward to saying goodbye to my boy. Luckily we get to see each other again in a couple weeks at ILSb.

Now that you mention it…

19 September 2008 18:55

CagedNow that you mention it...Seattle, WA –- Just before leaving for Inferno, I was booked by Titan for Folsom Street Fair weekend related events including the release of my seventh feature Folsom Undercover, a performance with my boy Derek at the big leather/fetish dance party Saturday night called Magnitude, and appearing at the TitanMen/NakedSword mega-booth during the Street Fair on Sunday. Today, Titan issued a Press Release detailing the official line-up of performers and events. It reads as follows:

TitanMen’s Folsom Undercover Set to Tear Up Folsom Street Fair

TitanMen is pleased to announce the official line-up of performers and events surrounding the release of its newest Folsom Series Leather/Fetish film, Folsom Undercover, during Folsom Street Fair and Leather Week. TitanMen exclusive performers François Sagat, Dean Flynn, Alex Baresi, Dirk Jager, Diesel Washington, Rick van Sant, Eduardo, Chad Manning and Tony Buff will be appearing live; they will be joined by TitanMen Derek da Silva, Frank Philipp, Arpad Miklos, Marco Blaze, Markus Ram, Dominic Sol and more! Legendary director Brian Mills, the genius behind Folsom Undercover, will also be making special appearances throughout the weekend.

Kicking off Leather Week is the sold-out Folsom Street Fair 25th Anniversary Leather Gala. Attendees will celebrate the 25th Folsom Street Fair with glamour and style at the one time-only Formal Leather Gala Dinner. This special event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th at The Regency Center’s Sutter Room. Gourmet dinner, open bar and an amazing performance by the legendary Joan Rivers are all included. VIP tickets holders will receive a copy of Folsom Undercover in their gift bags, before the film is released to the public.

TitanMen is honored to be a Presenting Sponsor for Magnitude, the official leather fetish dance party of the Folsom Street Fair. Join us Saturday night, September 27th, at the Regency Center from 10pm to 4am. TitanMen Dean Flynn, Eduardo, Diesel Washington, Tony Buff, Derek da Silva and more will be performing live. Featuring DJ Paul Goodyear, this is the party of the Folsom Fair weekend! Dungeon space will be by Mr. S Leather. Tickets are available online at http://folsomstreetevents.org/shop/

And finally, join us Sunday, September 28th, at the Folsom Street Fair for the official release of Folsom Undercover! Continuing in the tradition of TitanMen’s award-winning line of co-branded Folsom films, Folsom Undercover explodes with fetish fireworks. A private fraternity has businessmen living second lives, relieving their stress through sexual aggression as they indulge their deepest desires. Four scenes bring you more than 2 ½ hours of unforgettable action, half of it shot in the beautiful outdoors. Led by 11 stunning men, including TitanMen exclusives Tony Buff, Eduardo, Darius Falke, Dean Flynn, Dirk Jager and Rick van Sant, Folsom Undercover is the perfect fetish fantasy for fall. Get undercover and get off!

All the performers will be on-hand to meet their fans at the TitanMen/Naked Sword mega-booth at the corner of Folsom and Dore. They will all be signing free copies of the 2009 TitanMen calendar ($12.95 retail value) and each will be available for up close and personal photo-ops. The Folsom Undercover Hardcore Director’s version DVD and Blu-ray™ disc will be for sale exclusively at the booth, and we will be offering special fair pricing on the entire line of award-winning TitanMen DVDs such as Folsom Prison, Folsom Filth, Folsom Leather, Fear and more.

NakedSword.com, the world’s largest Video-on-Demand provider, will also be releasing and broadcasting Folsom Undercover exclusively on VOD. NakedSword.com is the exclusive VOD distributor of the entire co-branded TitanMen/Folsom Series of films.

At the booth, we’ll also be introducing and offering the new TitanMen-branded line of high-quality personal lubricants, available for the first time in the USA. Designed by men for men, this high performance line of lubes is made in Germany to the strictest quality standards.

Look for the TitanMen/NakedSword booth directly in front of the Powerhouse bar at Folsom and Dore Alley. Directly across the intersection from the TitanMen/NakedSword booth will be the official TitanMen Tools booth by Doc Johnson, where the new line of TitanMen-branded and designed sex toys will be on display under the tagline, “Toys are for boys, Tools are for men!”

As producers of the best-selling gay leather and fetish films in the world, TitanMen is proud to be the sole gay studio Presenting Sponsor of the Folsom Street Fair and Magnitude, the largest leather and fetish event in the world. As part of the co-branded TitanMen/Folsom line of hardcore Leather/Fetish films, Folsom Undercover will be released under the “Exclusive Leather/Fetish Films of the Folsom Street Fair” banner. A portion of sales from the Folsom line of DVDs will be donated to the TitanMen/Folsom Fund, which support non-profit organizations specializing in gay men’s health and education. In 2007, the fund donated over $25,000 to support non-profits benefiting gay men’s health, and this year’s goal is to top $30,000!

“As a leader within the gay adult industry, TitanMen is proud to be one of the largest studio contributors to non-profit organizations specializing in gay men’s health and education,” says Bruce Cam, Founder and CEO of Titan Media. “We have been able to show that protection and profit can go hand-in-hand by producing the best-selling gay adult films in the world while still maintaining a condom only/safer sex policy. The greatest gift we can give back to the community is the portrayal of safer sex and the use of condoms in our films. The value of a single human life is worth more than any amount of money we could ever contribute.”

“TitanMen promotes fetish and leather play as safer and morally responsible alternatives to the growing trend of bareback within the gay adult entertainment industry,” adds Keith Webb, Vice President of Titan Media. “By portraying and eroticizing safer sexual alternatives, TitanMen hopes to lead by example. While other studios promote and sell bareback films that portray and eroticize high-risk unprotected anal sex, TitanMen will hold firm in its steadfast commitment to the community by portraying and promoting condom-only and safer sex in its films.”

I’ve posted the Press Release here in its entirety because it is another excellent example of why I am proud to be associated with Titan and pleased to be representing them to the best of my ability… we share common values. From individual character to social responsibility through production value and community action, these are the kind of people and the type of studio I can ally myself and my talents.

The list of performers slated to appear reads like quite a reunion. I know almost all of these men personally and have worked with many of them on set. I’m excited to see them and the rest of the Titan crew again.

And you can bet on seeing Derek and I at the San Francisco Men of Discipline‘s play party on Friday night.