Selected Project keyboard_arrow_right Going Straight
Kristoffer Brugada
Cha Escala
Production Status
Development/Research - Start Production
Date of Completion
June 2019
75 mins
Total Budget
USD 20,000
Financing In Place
Requested Contribution
USD 15,000
Production Company
Brigade Productions
Going Straight
Going Straight looks into the journey of several gay converts in the Healing Grace Ministries, an evangelistic group that targets homosexuals for conversion to a straight life with a particular focus on HIV patients. Going Straight explores the psyche and journey of gay Christian converts as they go through the struggles of fighting their sexual urges in the name of God.

Led by DZ Pacuno, a self-confessed former gay politician turned evangelist, the group intentionally visit hospitals in Metro Manila to reach out and evangelize on patients with HIV and AIDS and help out Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction and revert their sexual orientation. Once part of the group, they lead their members to a 16-week seminar called Taking the Straight Journey, a reversion process using the biblical approach. In a country dominated by Christian belief, can this process really work? Does faith really have the power to change one’s sexual preference?