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Project of the Day: 'Mum' is a Gay Coming of Age Story

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 16, 2013 at 10:20AM

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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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.
 
"Mum"
 
Tweetable Logline:
 
(mŭm) n. An LGBT short film about silencing insecurities, embracing oneself and the importance of human connection.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
Told through no spoken dialogue, "MUM" tells the story of a young gay man, William, adapting to a new life in Chicago that was changed months prior (in an accident). It begins when William meets a vivacious bartender, Thomas, and feels a rejuvenating spark that forces him to make a decision: to either embrace his own insecurities or let the endearing Thomas become nothing more than a missed-connection. In short, this film is about that time in life when one must accept himself/herself in order for someone else to accept them (only done so in a less schmaltzy way).
 
Production Team:
 

Writer/Director/Editor: Alex Bohs
Producer: Jason Knade
Cinematographer: Ben McBurnett
Production Designer: Amanda Brinton

About the Production:
 
"As a writer, my past 365 days were a trashtastic gold mine for inspiration. I turned 21, which consequently introduced me to Chicago's gay nightlife, that led me down the slutty chapter of my life, and ended with my first real relationship: an actual coming-of-age treasure trove in the form of a script that I had allowed myself to update as I (and the characters) grew. Interestingly, "MUM" has now blossomed into something less about one night stands and more about the importance of embracing one's inner self, (warts and all) in order to let someone else in." - Alex Bohs
 
Current Status:
 
Pre-production
 
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