A lonely middle-aged man, Todd (Todd Verow), hires a hustler named Paul (Gregg Tucker) to spend the weekend with him in New York City. Todd wants to experience everything he has never done before, un-safe sex, drugs, anonymous sex with multiple partners, etc. Paul jumps at the opportunity to go to New York and get paid $2000 but Todd has more in mind than Paul bargained for. Both of their lives are forever changed after that weekend. Leave Blank is a follow-up (not quite sequel) to Todd Verow’s film Anonymous. —Queer Lisboa
Born on November 11, 1966 in the town of Bangor, Maine, he studied film at the American Film Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design and directing at Brown University.
After a string of widely screened and praised short films he shot his first feature film, Frisk (Sundance, Berlin, Toronto ’96) a hyper-controversial adaptation of the novel of the same name. Featuring PXL vision, video, and super 8, the film assaulted audiences. Praised and reviled, it more importantly proved that Verow was an original voice that could not be ignored.
In 1997, Verow shifted creative gears. It was while searching for a more intimate film language with his new improvisational acting troupe that he happened to experiment with digital video technology. This led to the award winning films of his Addiction Trilogy; Little Shots of Happiness (Berlin 97, SXSW 97, Mill Valley ’97), Shucking the Curve (SF IndieFest 99, No Dance ’99.) and The Trouble with Perpetual… read more