Last year the short video ‘It Could Happen To You‘ went massively viral. It told the story of Shane Bitney Crone and his boyfriend Tom, and how when Tom tragically died, Shane found himself completely frozen out by his boyfriend’s homophobic family, with no recourse as his rights were not recognised.
That quickly led to the idea of a feature-length documentary, which became Kickstarter’s highest ever funded project (at the time). The completed project has now premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it even got support from Bill Clinton, who introduced the film. He said, “This is really on one level a wonderful, sad, heartbreaking, yet exhilarating and life-affirming story, and on another level, it’s a story about our nation’s struggle to make one more step in forming a more perfect union, for which marriage is both the symbol and the substance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.”
There was more good news for the movie, as it picked up the Tribeca Heineken Audience Award, which comes with an award of $25,000.
Director Linda Bloodworth Thomason commented, “We are shocked. We were so grateful to just be selected for the Festival; we never imagined we would win the audience award, Hopefully the power of this story will propel the film into theaters across America and beyond.”
You can watch the trailer for the documentary below, and hopeful we’ll all be able to see it soon. (Source: The Advocate)