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Glam Rock Glory Gives Way to a Family Drama in ‘Hunky Dory’

Glam Rock Glory Gives Way to a Family Drama in 'Hunky Dory'

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Hunky Dory

Logline: A comedy-drama about a drag queen and his son.

Elevator Pitch: After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a grifting glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His “cool dad” facade crumbles and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle.

Production Team:
Director: Michael Curtis Johnson
Writers: Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais
Producers: Bernie Stern, Tomas Pais, Michael Curtis Johnson
Cinematographer: Magela Crosignani (“The Imperialists Are Still Alive!,” “Mosquita Y Mari”)
Editor: Max Goldblatt (“In a Relationship,” “Avenues”)
Production Designer: Gary Barbosa (“C.O.G.,” “The Stanford Prison Experiment”)
Costume Designer: Kaitlin Weichsel

About the Film:
I moved to the Los Angeles over ten years ago and I didn’t own a car for most of the last decade. When you walk in this city you see it a lot differently than you do from a car. Your neighborhood becomes your whole world. It is both comforting and suffocating. My co-writer/lead actor Tomas Pais and I channeled our LA experiences to create a tale about an unconventional father struggling with the fear of mediocrity, raising a child while coming of age himself.

Current Status: Post-production (Sound, Color, Music)

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