John may think the only time he can let things flow is when he's doing a storyboard, but clearly he has no trouble, "letting it flow," when talking about Eisa Davis. It's easy to figure out why John would be so flustered around someone like Eisa. Eisa Davis graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, and in 2007 was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her play Bulrusher. In addition to those already impressive credits, she is gorgeous, a classically trained pianist, singer/songwriter and an actress. I think we would all be a little weak in the knees to share space with her.
Gus Van Sant is an openly gay film director who has garnered much attention since he began making films in the 80s. My New Friend and Five Ways to Kill Yourself are among his first few movies which focused on gay themes. By just his sixth film, Drugstore Cowboy, Gus was walking the red carpet at the "Independent Spirit Awards" where it received 8 nominations and 4 wins. Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester were commercial as well as critical successes. His greatest success to date is the film Milk, for which he had his second nomination for best director. The best is certainly yet to come for both Gus and John Dargan.
What do you call an artist who writes and directs films exploring social justice issues in the gay community with an aim to decrease tensions? Answer: a high schooler. Specifically, this Brooklyn high school student, John Dargan. He talked to itsasicknessTV about what catches his eye and why he is compelled to put some of it into his lens.