these c*cksucking tears



Colorist Ashley Ayarza collaborated with director Dan Taberski on These C*cksucking Tears, a short documentary that explores the life and career of Pat Haggerty, a country singer who wrote and performed the first gay-themed country album in 1973. Taberski worked with Ayarza to add a “grit and nicotine stain” to the footage of Haggerty going through his day-to-day, while bringing out lavender colors in the performance footage, appropriate to Haggerty’s band name of “Lavender Country.” The film was honored with the Documentary Shorts Jury Award at SXSW.


Director Dan Taberski
DP Damon Hoydysh
Editor David Mehlman Colorist Ashley Ayarza