Famed art-loving homosexual Russell Tovey has teamed up with WeTransfer to shed light on English artist and poet David Robilliard, one of many gay cultural producers whose life and work was cut short by HIV/AIDS.
In this feature length documentary actor and artist Russell Tovey is going to introduce you to one of the UK’s most important artists that you’ve probably never heard of, his hero: David Robilliard. He is one of the most significant people in Russell’s life, and yet they never met. David was dead before Russell hit double digits. Embarking on a highly personal journey to discover who David Robilliard was through the people David drank with, worked with and, in his words, ‘shagged’, Russell will retrace David’s steps to uncover just why his work touched so many, while re-examining the attitudes around the AIDS crisis in the late 80s and asking the poignant question: “what could have been.”
Watch the trailer after the jump!