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Project of the Day: 'Tom in America' Tells the Secrets Behind a 50-Year Marriage

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 16, 2012 at 2:09PM

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"Tom in America"
"Tom in America"

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.

"Tom in America"

Tweetable Logline:

Michael and Betty claim the secret to their 50-year marriage is having no secrets, but nothing could be further from the truth.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
Michael and Betty claim the secret to their 50-year marriage is having no secrets, but nothing could be further from the truth. Michael (70) is a junk collector who makes his living by selling his findings at a flea market. One day he finds a provocative doll, that turn the couple’s world upside down. As Michael researches more about the doll his most suppressed desires start blurring into reality. He finally discloses to Betty a life long secret about his sexuality. The couple now are forced to face difficult questions about themselves and their future.
 
Production Team:
 
Director/Co-Writer: Flavio Alves
Co-Writer: Jeffrey Solomon
Producers: Roy Gokay Wol, Greg Starr
Production Designer: Abigail Benavides
Costume Designer: Steve Iskowitz
Cast: Burt Young & Sally Kirkland
 
About the Production:
 
"This deeply personal film explores the lives of our senior citizens who, as a whole, are largely overlooked and forgotten in our society. Their sexuality and identity is rarely discussed or explored. This film aims to change that and we are the right people to tell this story. Our past films together have always addressed different aspects of the lives of the elderly and have been screened at many film festivals. Tom In America is not a coming out tale. It is about coming to terms with yourself and your identity after many years of living one way."  - Roy Wol
 
Current Status:
 
Pre-Production.
 
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