Shelter wins Outstanding Film- Limited Release at GLAAD
Congratulations to the movie, Shelter for winning the Outstanding Film- Limited Release at the the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 28, 2009 in a tie with Noahs' Arc: Jumping the Broom. Shelter is one of my all time favorite movies. An independent film produced by Here! Films, Shelter is a coming of age movie about a street artist discovering his true sexual identity while having to deal with the responsiblity of taking care of his nephew. Very well acted by the two leads, Trevor Wright and Brad Rowe lent so much soul and respect to their interpretations of Zack and Shaun's characters. What came out is a palpable chemistry between the two lead actors whose characters attractions for each other are displayed in subtle gazes and nuanced acting. No one can also discount Tina Holmes' tour de force performance as Zack's selfish and bigoted sister, a character the audience loved to hate. Ditto also for the supporting performances by Katie Walder and Ross Thomas, the sympathatic brother of Shaun and Zack's best friend. So much "cute" factor is delivered by Jackson Wurth who played the nephew. The musical score with a few of Shane Mack's songs is probably one of the most effective and the best I have ever seen in both independent and mainstream movies. The movie is just too short. It's just too good to be just 88 min long. Certainly not only a must see movie but a must buy on DVD. It never gets old with several viewings. Both Trevor Wright and Brad Rowe were present to receive the award given in NewYork.