|Directed:||Tristan Ferland Milewski|
|Producer:||gebrueder beetz filmproduktion|
|Editor:||Markus CM Schmidt|
|Sound:||Johannes Hampel, Antje Volkmann|
|Camera:||Jörg Junge, Jakob Stark|
|Music:||My Name is Claude|
|Sound Design:||Johannes Hampel, Antje Volkmann|
It's raining men. They come from 89 nations and float on a cruise ship along the Spanish east coast. Sun, sea, naked skin, and lots of testosterone stoke the vibes. The countdown is on for seven days of hunting for love, happiness, and eternal youth: the promise of the DREAM BOAT for gay men. For months, the passengers have been eagerly waiting for this journey. They have pumped up their bodies, purchased push-up swimwear, and filled their suitcases with hot outfits and glamorous costumes. For the men the trip on the DREAM BOAT is a liberation from political, social, or internal boundaries. Day and night, time and space melt with the rhythm of party music. In the floating state of this dreamy journey, the protagonists are confronted with their own reality. Basic themes of their lives shine through the seemingly utopic surface. At the same time they are confronted with the body cult of the gay community and feel that they can also be quite lonely among 3,000 potential future partners. The holiday trip unexpectedly turns into an inner odyssey, a trip to everyone’s own core. We follow five men from Poland, Palestine, India, France and Austria. For some of them it is dangerous to live life authentically in their home countries. On board they are looking for love, freedom and a satisfying future. How many hopes will the DREAM BOAT finally fulfill?
With its portfolio of more than 200 high-quality productions for cinema, television and crossmedia formats, the Beetz Brothers Film Productions is one of the top leading production companies in Europe. With their family business, the brothers Christian and Reinhardt Beetz develop and produce, in four different locations, high-quality documentaries, documentary films, dramas, and series as well as crossmedia formats and fictional series for the international market. With outstanding creative cinema and television documentaries in a 16 year company history, the beetz brothers film productions has created an international reputation and positioned itself as a pioneer for groundbreaking crossmedia formats. The company’s productions compete regularly at international festivals and have won numerous respected awards (Sundance Special Jury Award, Grimme Award, German Shortfilm Award, HotDocs Filmmakers Award, Prix Europa) and high level nominations (Academy Award®, twice for the International Emmy® Award, SXSW Interactive Award). The special expertise of the beetz brothers film productions is based on narration that is innovative and suitable for the target group and mainly focuses on the fields of outstanding sociopolitical and cultural stories and subjects that reach a broad international audience.
"Tristan Ferland Milewski’s ship-bound documentary follows five men from different nationalities as they check off a predictable litany of issues, from body fascism to HIV, acceptance at home to the search for love."
Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Climb aboard for a film that openly explores issues of #LGBT identity and love through a wonderfully colorful and exultant microcosm of the gay community."
David Opie, Movie Pilot