"Were The World..." Makes a Deal (or Two)

by Matthew Curtis
September 11, 2008 12:44 PM
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Congratulations to Tom Gustafson on the recent news that his WERE THE WORLD MINE just got a well-deserved and multi-faceted distribution deal. The film, a Shakespeare-inspired, gay musical comedy riff on A Midsummer Night's Dream, had its World Premiere in late March at the 2008 Florida Film Festival, where it also won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Since then it's won a dozen more prizes at both gay and straight festivals alike, so this opportunity to get it out in the marketplace has got to be the icing on the cake for the filmmaker and co-writer Cory Krueckeberg.

Apparently Wolfe Releasing will be handling the homevideo DVD release, while Logo has the broadcast rights and Internet. The soundtrack (these boys can sing!) will be released by a label called PS Classics and distributed by Image Entertainment. Some theatrical dates are also on the horizon, but no details were revealed as to those plans. Sweet and funny, magical and tuneful, it now appears that everyone will soon have a chance to make "The World" theirs.

--Matthew

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