"April Showers" are 'here!' in May
by Brian Brooks
Trish Doolan's romantic comedy, "April's Shower" has been acquired by independent production and distribution company, here! Films, the company announced yesterday. The film, which also stars Doolan and "Queer Eye for the Straight Girl"'s Honey Labrador, will be released in May. here! Films' executive vice president of distribution and acquisitions, Mark Reinhart negotiated the deal with Pejman Partiyeli's international sales outfit +Entertainment, who represented the film's producers, Christopher Racster, Bill Shaffer as well as Doolan and Labrador.
The movie, according to a release, revolves around April and Alex, two former best friends, who had at one time been more than platonic. This secret is kept until the tension between them is revealed at a bridal shower that Alex throws for April, where the mad-cap guests are ill-prepared for the secrets about to be revealed. The film explores heterosexual marriages, lesbian relationships and true love. The cast also includes Maria Cina, Frank Grillo ("Blind Justice") and Randall Batinkoff ("For Keeps").
"We're thrilled to have acquired 'April's Shower' and delighted to be able to distribute Trish Doolan's directorial debut, said Reinhart in statement.
here! Films is the acquisitions and theatrical distributions arm of here! Networks, providing independent gay and lesbian cinema to local theaters nationwide. here! (formerly here! TV), America?s first gay television network, was established in 2002 by Regent Entertainment co-founders Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow.
Other here! Films releases include "Unconscious (Inconscientes, Sex, Politics & Cocktails)" by Julien Hernandez, "Callas Forever" by Franco Zeffirelli, and "Merci Docteur Rey" by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.