‘Flare’ was conceived by an intrepid lighting designer with a curious spirit and a kink or two.  Sensate’s most technically ambitious project thus far, it captures two lovers in motion towards transcendence via the vehicles of breath, presence, and pointy things.  Magnolia and Abbey are tenderness incarnate, and they bring to the screen a reminder of the care that is required in such delicate matters.


Synopsis: The rhythms and revolutions of the submissive spectrum are explored in painstaking detail in this meditative scene.  Abbey is bottom-as-journeyman, led skillfully into and out of that surreal space by his lover Magnolia, who draws his very breath along with her as she moves.  ‘Flare’ provokes us as to just where sensation, however soft or sharp, may take us.

Stills from ‘Flare’, © sensatefilms 2012

Produced by Sensate Films
Directed by Gala Vanting, Lighten
Cinematograpy by Aven Frey, Gala Vanting
Lighting Design by Lighten
Lighting Operation by AJ Spacewombat
Editing by Aven Frey
Sound by Richard Lawrence, James Paul


PornFilmFestival in ‘Fetish‘ and ‘Experimental‘ shorts programmes, Berlin, October 2012
CineKink Film Festival + Tour, New York, Februrary 2013
La Fete du Slip, Lausanne, March 2013
Skeive Filmer, Oslo, September 2013

To purchase:

We recommend viewing ‘Flare’ on VOD at PinkLabel TV.  Not only are they the go-to VOD platform for quality, sex-positive, and groundbreaking erotic cinema; they will also give a generous portion of your purchase back to Sensate Films!