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‘Down Low’ Director & Stars On The “Beating Heart” Beneath An “Outrageous Sense Of Humor” – SXSW Studio

'Down Low's Zachary Quinto, Rightor Doyle & Lukas Gage - SXSW Studio


Section: Narrative Spotlight

Director: Rightor Doyle

Screenwriters: Phoebe Fisher & Lukas Gage

Logline: Down Low is an outrageous comedy about one wild night, a deeply repressed man, the twink who gives him a happy ending and all the lives they ruin along the way…

Sales Agent: FilmNation Entertainment

Panelists: Rightor Doyle, Zachary Quinto, Lukas Gage

Premiered: March 11, 2023

Key Quote: Doyle: “There is a beating heart underneath all of the outrageousness that is first proposed when you start watching the movie… there’s something so fresh about their outrageous sense of humor mixed with this sort of deeply feeling, wanting, unsettled, love that is sort of beating underneath it.”

Quinto: “It’s fun, it’s outrageous, it’s unapologetic.”

Gage: “It might be morbid at times, making you think about death and mortality, but also, hate to break it to you but we’re all gonna die. So, you better live your life to the fullest and you better embrace every moment because all that other shit doesn’t really matter.”

The Deadline Studio at SXSW runs March 10-13, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s festival team to discuss their movies and the paths they took to get to Austin, Texas.

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