HD VIDEO, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 88 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/EDITOR: CAM ARCHER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: AARON PLATT / PRODUCTION CO: CUT AND PASTE FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CAM ARCHER, 2007
Wild Tigers I Have Known enters the fragmented inner world of Logan (Malcolm Stumpf), an androgynous adolescent who daydreams and fantasises over high school wrestler Rodeo (Patrick White). Logan clumsily experiments with cross-dressing, inventing a female persona to make erotic phone calls to an unsuspecting Rodeo. While Logan struggles with his desires, mountain lions stray close to his school, ellicting a form of outsider-identification and becoming a metaphor for the untamed sexual impulses gripping him. Cam Archer's striking first feature was developed through the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab and shot on HD digital video by Aaron Platt, signalling a bold new era of independent queer filmmaking.