Friday, January 30, 2009

Out in Film: Patrik-Ian Polk

Idol worship: Patrik-Ian Polk, writer/director/producer.

- His feature film debut, Punks (described as a "male Waiting to Exhale), won several awards at festivals around the world, including L.A. Outfest, plus an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

- He created the popular series Noah's Arc, which aired for two seasons on Logo. It too won a special award at L.A. Outfest.

- The big screen spin-off, Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom, premiered last year and quickly became one of the most successful independent features of 2008.

- The film was just nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and has also received three nominations from the NAACP Image Awards, including two for Polk as writer and director.

- Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom will be available on DVDFebruary 3.

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