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October 17, 2011 2:02 AM
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iW's Project of the Day: Gay Love in a Small Town in Texas in Yen Tan's "Pit Stop"

An image of Yen Tan's "Pit Stop." [Image courtesy of filmmakers]

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


"Pit Stop"

Tweetable Logline:

Two men. A small town. A love that isn't quite out of reach.

Elevator Pitch:

"Pit Stop" tells the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a construction foreman who’s out of a disastrous affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship with his ex-wife and their young daughter; and there’s Ernesto: a Latino factory worker who's splitting up with his live-in boyfriend as he hears that his former partner is in a coma. When Gabe and Ernesto meet up for a one-night stand­–having endured all the heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again–they face the possibility that they are meant for each other.

Production Team:

Director: Yen Tan ("Ciao")
Writers: Yen Tan, David Lowery
Producers: James M. Johnston, Kelly Williams, Eric Steele, Jonathan Duffy

About the Production:

"At the core, 'PIt Stop' is a film about relationships: how they come together and how they come apart. It’s also about the transient nature of relationships: how it shapes and defines us, and how it has the power to completely transform our lives. These themes are uniquely conveyed through the eyes of characters that are under-represented in cinema. Gabe and Ernesto are both working class gay men who don’t live in urban areas. Yet, their plights in finding, losing, and rediscovering love are very heartfelt and universal." -- Yen Tan

Current Status:

Pre-production, set to begin shooting in April.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
United States Artists crowdfunding page

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1 Comment

  • Steve Warren | October 19, 2011 5:05 AMReply

    I loved "Ciao" so I look forward to whatever Yen does next.