Watch: Falling – Short Film

Falling - Short Film on HIV and Meth Use

The third short film released by Impulse Group and The Advisorie tackles the prevalence of HIV among gay men who report methamphetamine use.

From the creators of “Knowing” and “Open” comes their third short film called “Falling.”  This short film depicts how some gay couples can fall in and out of love, highlighting the powerful effects of what a drug can do to individuals in a relationship.

“These guys are so talented creating short films about issues that really matter. The Impulse Group and The Advisorie are doing this activism in such a powerfully visual and compelling manner.  Film is a influential medium for fostering engaging conversation-starters about topics that may otherwise seem hard to discuss. As always, I applaud the brilliance provided by these filmmakers and respect their eagerness to be the impetus of smart, viral content in the HIV advocacy space.” – Josh Robbins,

Directed by John Saint-Denis, written by Ian Klein and Saint-Denis, produced by Chris Rallo and S.A. Bachman and filmed by Mimi Fuenzalida.



Cast of “Falling”

Starring Christopher Pelletier as Jonas, Peter Rothbard as Brian, Courtney Grant as Jeremy, and Namir Nasir as Billy.  Supporting cast: Richie Lillard, Brian Nesbitt, Rob Alley, Danny Fernandez, Joshwa Riley Cyprus and Rafael Farias.  Chase Holfelder performs his own unique version of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me“.


Additional Crew

Impulse Group Consultants: Michael Eisman, Kevin Pak, Jose Ramos, Edd Cockrell and Aaron Maxfield. Additional Crew:  Hair and Make-up: Laura Peyer, PR and Marketing: Brian Rodda, Still Photography: Rafael Farias, Steadycam/AC: Thor Wixom, Gaffer: Chris Williams, Grip: Ray Chatman, Grip: Nate Thomson, DIT: Shiblom Wixom


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