Sunday Morning Shorts – 18th October 2015, 11:00

The Hive

Year: 2014
Country of Origin: United States of America
Length: 13 min
Director: Leandro Tadashi


New Year’s Eve 1999 finds college-bound Clark and Trevor concerned about the future of their friendship, and a request for Clark to be Trevor’s wingman ensures things will never be the same again.


Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Phoenix, AZ, US) – 2015 Student Film Competition Winner;
WAMM – Women And Minorities in Media Festival (Towson, MD, US) – 2015 Audience Award;
FilmOut San Diego (San Diego, CA, US) – 2015 Audience Award – Best Overall Short Film.
Official Selection – Festivals:

Official Selection Screenings


  • Fresno Reel Pride (Fresno, CA, US);
  • Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Tampa, FL, US);
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Seattle, WA, US);
  • OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Santa Barbara, CA, US);
  • Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade (São Paulo, Brazil);
  • International Queer Film Festival Merlinka (Belgrade, Serbia);
  • OMOVIES – International Festival of Cinema Gay and Questioning (Naples, Italy);


  • 19th Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival (Hungary);
  • Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Phoenix, AZ, US);
  • Zinegoak, Bilbao International lgbt Film and Performing Arts Festival (Spain);
  • La Pecca – Concurso de Cortometrajes de Temática LGTB (Seville, Spain);
  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (England);
  • CINEFESTIVAL – Festival Internacional de Cinema do Vale do Jaguaribe (Russas, Brazil);
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia);
  • 31st Boston LGBT Film Festival (Boston, MA, US);
  • WAMM – Women And Minorities in Media Festival (Towson, MD, US);
  • 8th Annual Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA, US);
  • Mostra Internacional Audiovisual – Curta o Gênero (Fortaleza, Brazil);
  • Festival de Cine Universitario INTRAVENOSA (Cali, Colombia);
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Mumbai, India);
  • FilmOut San Diego (San Diego, CA, US);
  • Queer Bits Summer Film Festival (Chicago, IL, US);
  • Springfield LGBT Film Festival (Springfield, MA, US);
  • Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (Israel);
  • XII OutfestPerú – Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Lima, Peru);
  • Durban Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Durban, South Africa);
  • IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival (Balchik, Bulgaria);
  • Rio Festival Gay de Cinema (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil);
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA, US);
  • OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival (Kansas City, MO, US);
  • La Otra Banqueta – Festival de Cine por la Diversidad Sexual (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala);
  • Kaleidoscope – The Little Rock LGBT Film Festival (Little Rock, AR, US);
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Durham, NC, US);
  • Toronto Queer West Film Festival (Toronto, Canada);
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival (Shropshire, UK).

Director Biography

Leandro Tadashi

Leandro Tadashi

Leandro Tadashi was born in a Japanese-Brazilian family in Manaus, the biggest city in the Brazilian Amazon area, and studied in São Paulo, where he did his undergrad in Film and TV Production at the University of São Paulo. After college, he worked as a writer/director and a production designer. He designed short films, commercials, and two TV series, one of which aired on Warner Channel Brazil. Two $30,000 grants financed two of the short films he directed. The first one, a 15-minute movie called “Encanto” (Enchanted), was shot in 35mm and released in 2006. The second, “Naiá e a Lua” (Naiá and the Moon), based on an ancient myth from the Amazon Rainforest, was released in 2010, and was screened in over 60 festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2011. Currently, Leandro lives in Los Angeles, where he’s an MFA candidate in the Film and TV Production Program at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In LA, he has directed the LGBTQ-themed short films “Absent” (2013), and “Tomorrow” (2014). He’s just finished his new short film “Bá”, shot in São Paulo, Brazil, to be released in 2015 again with funds from two government grants. He is currently co- directing the feature film “Actors Anonymous”, based on the book by James Franco of the same name, and produced by Rabbit Bandini Productions.

Director’s Filmography:

  • Encanto (Enchanted), 2006, 35mm, short film, 15 min, Brazil;
  • Nossa Paixão (Our Passion), 2006, Video, short film, 6 min, Brazil;
  • Naiá e a Lua (Naiá and the Moon), 2010, 35mm, short film, 13 min, Brazil;
  • Absent, 2013, HD, short film, 6 min, USA;
  • Tomorrow, 2014, HD, short film, 14 min, USA;
  • Bá, 2015, HD, short film, 14 min, Brazil;
  • Actors Anonymous, 2015, HD, feature film, USA.

Director’s website: