Hyde Park, Surfside Studios Join Forces for Production, Distribution

Tod Hunter
PHOENIX — Gay production companies Surfside Studios and Hyde Park Productions have announced that they will be joining forces on video production and self-distribution of product.

The agreement marks a collaboration between producer/director Rick Warner of Surfside and directors/producers Doug Knight and Ted McIntyre of Hyde Park. Warner is in the process of digitally re-mastering his classic titles in directorial special additions for re-release.

“Our first project that we will be working on is Hyde Park’s upcoming 'Timeless Twinks,'” Knight said. “We will be incorporating some of the look and feel of an early '80s style video — and Rick was the best director, in my opinion, to direct the retro scenes that are such an integral part of this movie. I will be directing the present-day scenes, and together we will be all working to make this happen.”

Warner, who began his career shooting for video legend William Higgins in the mid-1980s at Catalina, is also looking forward to the project.

“I think this is the perfect time for just such a project, especially with so many concerned about the economy," Warner said. "We all love to look back nostalgically on the 1980s as times of good music, good times and incredible gay videos. I look forward to working on 'Timeless Twinks' and being transported back to those days, which should be fun in the upcoming epic.”

The companies also are collaborating on in house distribution of their products.

“We want to be able to reach a broader market which has created the need to directly distribute our product to consumers, retail outlets and the larger distributors directly,” Knight said. “Distributors in the past have actually limited where are titles have gone. They represent too many studios to justify exclusive distribution by just one company. We welcome all of the major distribution companies and retail outlets to contact Hyde Park and Surfside directly to be placed on our list for upcoming releases, including 'Timeless Twinks.'”

"Timeless Twinks" is scheduled to street in mid-April.

For more information, visit Doug Knight and Ted McIntyre of Hyde Park Productions can be reached at (602) 288-9124 and Rick Warner of Surfside Studios can be reached at (602) 565-6788.