Indiewire: The Art of the Short Film - Kept Man

This is no average romance, but an homage to other genres, horror chief among them. The 9-minute short cleverly ratchets up the tension between the two men as Brian becomes unhinged. No clear timeline is established. How long have they been together? Just when did things go from bliss to the living hell they find themselves in? As the climax approaches, you’ll probably realize a twist is coming...but you won’t guess it. Read Joe Ehrman-Dupre's full review and Q&A with Hartley and me on IndieWire.