Some of you may know that my partner Vincent Gagliostro is making his first feature film, After Louie, starting in June and filming in New York. He has been developing the film for close to ten years and is finally realizing his dream. Vincent is directing the film and co-wrote it with Anthony Johnston, a very talented young actor and writer. Vincent is thrilled to have Alan Cumming as the lead actor and supporting cast of Zack Booth, David Drake, Justin Vivian Bond, Anthony Johnston, and an actress of major note not yet cast.
This is a true independent film with financial support coming from private investors, friends, family, and colleagues. We are still raising money for the film and started a Kickstarter campaign yesterday for people to contribute.
Vincent and I would greatly appreciate if you can contribute to the Kickstarter campaign and grateful for anything you can pledge, $10, $25, $100, $10, 000, $50,000. There are fun rewards for pledges of certain amounts including a small role in the film, a title as associate producer, and tickets to the premiere in New York or Los Angeles.
Here is link for Kickstarter campaign for After Louie and we thank you in advance to whatever you pledge. There are also full details about the film and a short video.
This has been a true labor of love for almost ten years along with hope, sweat, tears, passion, emotion, and lots of hard work. The film has become just as much my dream as Vincent’s and I am so moved and excited that it is finally happening.
By the way, I am thrilled to have a cameo role in the film. Watch out George Clooney!
Here is a synopsis of the film.
After Louie is a feature-length narrative film that explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam (ALAN CUMMING), a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today.
As an AIDS activist and member of ACT UP in the 1980s and 90s, Sam witnessed the deaths of too many friends and lovers. Battle-wounded and struggling with survivor’s guilt, Sam now resents the complacency of his former comrades and derides what he sees as the younger generation’s indifference to the politics of sex, and of death.
An unexpected intimacy with a much younger man, Braeden (ZACHARY BOOTH), challenges Sam’s understanding of contemporary gay life. Through this unconventional romance, he is forced to deal with the trauma that so informs his past, their present, and an unknown future.