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'Credence' Hopes to Bring LGBT Characters to the World of Sci-Fi Film: VIDEO


Director Mike Buonaiuto’s latest project, Credence, wants to bring a different kind of story featuring LGBT characters to the big screen. While the film revolves around queer characters, Buonaiuto wants to tell a story that resonates with everyone.

C16Credence has a universal message that in any kind of tragedy it’s important that couples come together and support one another,” said Buonaiuto in a press release.

The film’s premise is a straightforward one. Amidst a series of cataclysmic, world-destroying storms, the world’s remaining population has turned to evacuating the planet. With limited capacity to transport people to a new, life-sustaining world, only children with the means of affording expensive tickets are permitted to evacuate. Credence follows two fathers’ desperate race to sacrifice everything and save their daughter.

Buonaiuto and his team are currently raising funds via IndieGogo to complete production.

“[W]ith everyone's help we can finish the full film and show the world what it looks like when Sci-Fi is supports equality."

Watch the Credence trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

You may recall Buonaiuto's work from his super-viral video for UK marriage equality called "Homecoming" or from his work with the activist group AllOut in two short films - "Invisible Parents" and #LoveAlwaysWins.



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  1. well, my heart's already broken....

    Posted by: Paul | Jul 16, 2014 10:21:17 AM

  2. I really want to see this film

    Posted by: Jaysonn | Jul 16, 2014 10:22:38 AM

  3. I almost started crying while reading the plot description. This will be a must view.

    Posted by: Hank | Jul 16, 2014 10:34:28 AM

  4. Let's be honest: the majority of people who see this film will be LGBTQ people, gay men in specific. Sorry, but it's true.

    Posted by: John | Jul 16, 2014 10:38:15 AM

  5. This was covered on every other blog last Monday.

    Posted by: Dale | Jul 16, 2014 10:56:12 AM

  6. Yeah, @Dale, TLRD is the "in case you missed it the first time" news blog.

    Posted by: Raybob | Jul 16, 2014 11:01:10 AM

  7. Let's not talk about Towleroad once again trying to shove the Q-word down its readers' throats. Let's not talk about the word's inherently offensive nature. Let's talk about the inappropriateness of using "queer" as an umbrella term including Gay men.

    The folks who insist on identifying themselves as "queer" tend to have a very specific socio-political mindset. They basically see their gender and/or sexuality as a reaction against heterosexual norms; some of them even insist they chose to be "queer". What's more, any number of Straight people now identify as queers! This adds up to a term that is confusing, imprecise and heavy with hipster baggage. Think about about that the next time you want to casually lob the Q-word into a post!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Jul 16, 2014 11:03:16 AM

  8. Which country does this take place in? The president sounds British

    Posted by: Michael Sawyer | Jul 16, 2014 11:03:21 AM

  9. @stuffed

    I'll use whatever language suits me, thank you.

    Posted by: Raybob | Jul 16, 2014 11:11:42 AM

  10. The trailer looked very nice, but it's just a story where the family on which the narrative is focused has two male parents rather than a male and female. Other than that, it doesn't seem different in any other way that would make it worthy of attention.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 16, 2014 11:13:52 AM

  11. Stuffy once again telling us what to think and what to say. Because if it's not for him, it must be wrong. Stuffed Animal has spoken!

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 16, 2014 11:35:30 AM

  12. Wow. That was powerful and beautiful. I really want to see this.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jul 16, 2014 11:43:19 AM

  13. STUFFED ANIMAL, no, stuffy animal. But he's got a point.

    As for the film, it's true it will be a very minority film, but it's something, it's for the record...and you might be surprised how far it reaches, especially if it is notably good...and the men get rid of their hipster face hair. That little girl is tired of hugging daddies that stick.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 16, 2014 12:46:49 PM

  14. I'd go and see this even if it wasn't a gay couple. The premise is really, really cool. Too bad they're marketing it as only a gay movie.

    Posted by: Hun | Jul 16, 2014 1:52:04 PM

  15. film looks like that perfect combo of intimate and epic. count me in.

    stuffed animal can go stuff himself. i'm empowered by self-identifying as Queer ( as well as gay) as it's an elective identity. There's nothing inherently negative about it. QUEER - from a different point of view and/or perspective. Unique. Unusual. Unexpected. A deviation from the perceived norm.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 16, 2014 2:04:15 PM

  16. It looks interesting, and I would definitely like to see it. The trailer has a definite "Interstellar" vibe to it, though.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jul 16, 2014 3:00:47 PM

  17. I contributed to it immediately after seeing the trailer. It looks to be a very powerful film...and a tear-jerker.
    Every little bit will help get it made.


    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Jul 17, 2014 2:39:43 AM

  18. Pass...the trailer looks really lame. Give me a scifi feature where the hero is gay and racing across the galaxy trying to save his boyfriend from evil aliens or something. Not crap like this.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 17, 2014 6:26:21 AM

  19. Isn't this the new matthew mcconaughey movie just with the kid going into space??

    Posted by: Epic | Jul 17, 2014 8:06:13 PM

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