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Ticktock Pictures is a Toronto-based independent production house dedicated to producing films, TV and web video content, as well as visual art.

Filmmaker and artist Brad McDermott founded Ticktock Pictures in 2013, when he filmed his first short film, “Health Class,” which is currently on the film festival circuit playing to audience acclaim in Canada, the United States, and Europe. His second film, “Imp,” stars actor Fred Kuhr and in 2014 he joined Ticktock Pictures. Together, Brad and Fred are in production on their third short, preparing a web series, and showing art in several Toronto galleries.

FILM / TV / WEB

HEALTH CLASS

Growing up gay, Trevor feels he has had a significant lack of sexual education, and so, he has brought his high school health class teacher, Keith, back to class to ask him a few pressing questions. The lesson begins in a strange and surreal classroom where anatomical diagrams come to life, as both men receive a vivid re-education.

View HEALTHCLASS on Vimeo.

IMP

Tristan, a miserable gay men, resents his lost youth and decides to end it all with a glass of poison. What he doesn’t know is his antique mirror is a backdoor to hell, and his contempt has drawn out a mischievous demon, an Imp, with a dangerous proposition for him. “Imp” examines ageism in gay men, while repurposing gothic fairy tales into the LGBT story.

View IMP on Vimeo.

THE POINT

THE POINT is a new twist on the talk show format, bringing together a diverse group of gay and straight men to discuss everything from pop culture and politics to sex and relationships. New episodes are available weekly on multiple platforms including ThePointGuys.net, YouTube.com/ThePointGuys, and REVRY, the only global LGBTQ online streaming service (available at REVRY.tv). THE POINT, bringing gay and straight men together to see what happens!

FESTIVALS

January 2017 Certificate of Merit Rochester International Film Festival

November 2016 Recipient of Award of Excellence from Canada Shorts Film Festival

October 2016 Official Entry Reel Pride: Winnipeg’s LGBT Film Festival Shortfilm Competition

October 5, 2016 Out On Film (Atlanta) – Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival | Shorts Programs

July 2016 Creative Alliance’s Rainbow Fest (Baltimore) – Hot Shorts 1: Queer Time Machine

April 2016 Wicked Queer: Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Desire Will Set You Free

January 2016 Official Entry: 20th Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival – Ups and Downs Shorts

November 2015 Official Entry: Imagine + Nation28 Festival Film LGBT Montreal – Amuse-Bouche

October 2015 Official Entry: Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Men’s Shorts

September 2015 Official Entry: Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival – Comedy Shorts

June 2015 Official Entry: Frameline39: San Francisco LGBTQ International Film Festival – World premiere at The Castro Theatre

“Drawing 2017,”
John B. Aird Gallery

MINOTAUR RESTS A MOMENT

Part of “Drawing 2017” at John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. Click here for the full image.

Nuit Rose 2016

Zodiac Man

A tall nude man confidently reveals his body parts, and the symbols from the Zodiac they represent. Aries the Head. Taurus the Shoulders. Gemini the Arms. Cancer the Chest. Leo the Heart. Libra the Kidneys. Virgo the Intestines. Scorpio the Genitals. Capricorn the Hips. Sagittarius the Knees. Aquarius the Ankles. Pisces the Feet. Part of “Drawing 2016” at John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. Click here for the full image.

HEALTH CLASS

Note: some images are NSFW

The artist recalls that in his high school health class in Kitchener, Ontario, heterosexual intercourse was the only form of sex about which he was taught. This work seeks to recreate a gay sexual education he never got, one based on real biological facts rather than the tales from friends and mistakes made in adolescence. His pieces reference anatomical diagrams from textbooks, creating a revisionist history of gay sex education passed down through generation. Part of “Queer Landscapes Queer Journeys 2015” at John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

HOMOSEXUAL COMEDY

The artist recalls that in his high school health class in Kitchener, Ontario, heterosexual intercourse was the only form of sex about which he was taught. This work seeks to recreate a gay sexual education he never got, one based on real biological facts rather than the tales from friends and mistakes made in adolescence. His pieces reference anatomical diagrams from textbooks, creating a revisionist history of gay sex education passed down through generation. Part of “Queer Landscapes Queer Journeys 2015” at John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

CONTACT

Brad McDermott

Brad McDermott is a Toronto based screenwriter, filmmaker and artist. His films have been shown at several LGBT Film Festivals in the United States and his art work has been shown in various galleries in Toronto.

Twitter: @MrBradMcD
Facebook: Brad McDermott
Email: Contact Brad

Fred Kuhr

Fred Kuhr is an actor, producer and communications expert whose artistic, analytical and commercial works have shown on screens across the United States and Canada. A native New Yorker living in Toronto, he is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Communications in Chicago.

Twitter: @FredKuhr
Facebook: Fred Kuhr
Email: Contact Fred