Dominic Albano is currently producing a short narrative drama that has a strong social issue content; focusing on rural, racial, heartland/rust belt concerns, bullying, PFOA toxicity and poverty.
We shoot upstate NY - 3 hours north of NYC - out in the country. The story is set in the late 70's and is based on very simple, ordinary people. Mason, played by Dominic Albano, is a gay farmer whose parents both died due to the toxicity in the water (PFOAs - which are real issues upstate).
Mason is bullied because of his sexuality by the homophobic, racist bigots that live in the same community as him. Mason is very lonely and isolated, he only has his horse, until he meets Diego, an on-the-run PTSD solider, who is Latino and faces racism as a result. It is played to be romantic while emotional.
Dominic wanted a film that was eternal, romantic and poignant (and we are working to achieve that goal).
The story emerges from the heart.
Mason will go to film festivals wordwide.
Directed by: Michael-Viktor Butler