Projects in the works
at Chad Allen's Mythgarden production company
Save Me. Allen, Robert Gant, and Judith ; Light have been attached to this
love story set in an "ex-gay" ministry for nearly two years, which Allen says
has been stuck in a process of "writing and rewriting" and is "proving to be
really, really difficult.'
Allen says he remains especially dedicated to the project, based on an
original screenplay by Craig Chester, because conversion therapy is "the solution of choice for the Christian
right, right now. Were no longer 'evil bastards'; we're 'sick people who need help.'"
The Way Out. It's about two men who fall , in love in an old folks' home;'
says Allen, "one of whom who has never explored his r sexuality in his entire
life; the other has lived as an openly gay man his whole life Actor David Duchovny will co-produce the film drama, based on a script he commissioned
after reading a newspaper story about the problem of adequate gay eldercare.
The Dunes of Overveen. "It's the [true] story of the only successful
resistance strike in occupied Amsterdam during ` World War II," explains
Allen, "conceived and carried out by two gay men and a lesbian:" The script,
co-written by Rich Burns and renowned gay activist David Mixner, won the Best New screenplay
award at Los Angeles's gay film showcase, Outfest, in 2001.
"I can't ever read the damn thing without tears running down my eyes," Allen
says. "I think this is a project powerful enough to finally break that barrier
between gay audience and straight audience and just make a fantastic, amazing,
true story that will bring everybody in."
Fairy Tales. Mythgarden is developing
a' television series based on Peter Cashorali's book Fairy Tales: Traditional
Stories Retold for Gay Men, which rethinks stories by Hans Christian Andersen,
the Brothers Grimm, and others