Logan is a soft spoken and lonely 13 year old boy with a crush. Unlike his equally lonely friend Joey, who obsesses over the sexual exploits of the popular boys, Logan is fixated on the boys themselves, particularly Rodeo Walker. Logan’s infatuation with Rodeo inspires him to create a new persona named Leah. Leah and Rodeo grow close through whispered late night phone calls, and when Leah agrees to meet Rodeo face to face it is Logan who must finally prove that he can ask for what he so achingly wants. A first feature by visual artist Cam Archer co-produced by Gus Van Sant.
Cam Archer (born 1982) is an American independent filmmaker and photographer residing in Santa Cruz, California. His feature debut, Wild Tigers I Have Known, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was executive produced by American filmmaker Gus Van Sant, who had previously executive produced the documentary Tarnation. The film follows a 13-year old boy coming to terms with being gay, and was photographed by frequent Archer collaborator Aaron Platt, whose work earned a Best Cinematography nomination at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards.
Archer has also directed numerous short films and music videos, including work for Xiu Xiu, Zero 7, Pantaleimon and Six Organs of Admittance. —Wikipedia
dull. pretty much the same story and exactly the same style as archer's 2003 short "bobbycrush". though it maintained that dreamy, ethereal execution, "wild tigers i have known" is pretentious and boring, an annoying attempt at an experimental, non-linear narrative. i expected more. though i will say that the original song on the credits was beautiful.
I liked the experimental feel. There is a lot that takes you into the story, very dramatic editing that puts you in a trance. I found it to be very well made. It was almost magical.