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June 13, 2013 7:00 PM
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Project of the Day: A Homophobic Dad Gets Tricked on a Camping Trip

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.

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"Winning Dad"

Tweetable Logline:

A young man tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend.


Elevator Pitch:

Colby's dad knows his son is gay, but he doesn't like talking about. He respects it, but ignores everything about that aspect of his son's life – he doesn't even know about Colby's long-term boyfriend, Rusty.

Increasingly committed to Rusty, Colby hatches a plan to trick his father into camping with Rusty under the pretense that Rusty is Colby's straight friend and future business partner. Colby is convinced that, given the chance, his father and his boyfriend will get along great… or so we shall see.

Production Team:

Producer - Case Barden
Writer/Director/Boyfriend- Arthur Allen
Director of Photography - Julia Bruk
Musical Director - Julia Massey
Actor/The Dad - Chuck Sigars
Actress/The Mom - Ellen McLain
Actor/The Son - Jake Street

About the Production:

"'Winning Dad' extends the olive branch to those hesitating over the great progress we have made this last year in the United States over sexual equality issues. Winning Dad celebrates the idea that family love strengthens romantic love, and that romantic love—even gay love—strengthens family love too." -- Case Barden


Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page



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1 Comment

  • Judy U. | June 17, 2013 2:06 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this film, I love the premise!