Gay-Themed Film He Is Gone Plans Summer 2014 New England Shoot
Gregory G. Allen is co-producer and screenwriter of the upcoming movie He Is Gone. The movie, which is an adaptation of Drake Braxton’s book Missing, plans to shoot during Summer 2014 in New England.
And if you’d be interested in getting involved, there are various funding options for ‘those interested in films that champion the spirit of independence and more importantly, want to see more LGBT stories being told through the brilliance of film’.
Lois Munoz-Merka will direct, with ASD Media & Entertainment backing the movie. Munoz-Merka is a former resident of Boston and Providence and could not wait to return to that part of the US after reading a copy of the 2012 New England Book Festival – Best Gay Fiction prize-winning book and knowing it was to be her first feature film. With a varied background in music, film, and television, she knew the story of a gay couple from the Boston area that returns to the Deep South for a reunion and one ends up missing needed to be told in a truthful way.
“The story hits on so many topics that are true to both the gay community and the straight world,” the filmmaker comments. “As a straight woman, I was moved by the plight of this man because love is love. It is a powerful story that will translate beautifully into film.
He Is Gone is described as ‘a journey of self discovery when one is tested in the most extreme of circumstances. As momentum for marriage equality continues to build, the film illustrates the divide that is a constant reminder of how far we still need to go. It’s about friendship and love and what people will do for each other to aid in desperate times; and when that aid can become enabling of bad habits. It’s about the families we build and those we sometimes attempt to forget.’
“He Is Gone is a psychological drama that twists and turns like a winding staircase,” says Gregory G. Allen. “The main character is on a trek to reach the top as he unravels the mystery of the disappearance of his husband.”