Please Hold | 2016 | Texas Premiere
Directed by Jerell Rosales
Mon Jun 4 | 6:35 PM
Fearing he may have HIV after the condom breaks during sex with a stranger, a young gay Asian American unexpectedly befriends the condom company's customer service rep over the phone as he waits for his HIV test results.
Disclaimer Contains scenes of a sexual nature. Content might not be suitable to all ages or audiences
Genre Narrative Short, Drama
JERELL ROSALES is an award-winning Filipino-American film and television director and writer.
Jerell's feature-length directorial debut, HIGH SCHOOL LOVER, executive produced by and starring Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Award Winner James Franco (127 Hours, The Disaster Artist) premiered on national television for LIFETIME/A&E NETWORKS on February 4th, 2017 and is distributed on DVD by LIONSGATE. HIGH SCHOOL LOVER also stars François Arnaud (Star of NBC's MIDNIGHT TEXAS, and Showtime's THE BORGIAS), Paulina Singer, (ABC/Freeform's DEAD OF SUMMER), Tyler Alvarez (Netflix's AMERICAN VANDAL), Julia Jones (WIND RIVER) and Lana Condor (X-MEN: APOCALYPSE).
A festival favorite, Rosales' films have been officially selected in over 80 film festivals worldwide, hailed in THE HUFFINGTON POST as a "demonstration of Rosales' solid skill as a rising filmmaker." He's a two-time UCLA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNER - honored at the Directors Guild of America as "one of the best films UCLA Film Festival has to offer" in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
As a screenwriter, Jerell is a 2018 HUMANITAS PRIZE WINNER for his half-hour original pilot, FLIP (FUNNY LITTLE ISLAND PEOPLE), taking home the David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Fellowship at the award's 43rd Annual event. Jerell also won the 2015 ACCLAIM TV SPEC CONTEST and was a finalist for various national contests and fellowships including the SCRIPT PIPELINE TV WRITING CONTEST, THE LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL and THE SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH CONTEST.
Jerell is based in Los Angeles teaching Directing classes for UCLA and UCLA Extension. Jerell proudly holds an MFA in Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.