Friday, April 26, 2013

"Miles Apart," A Short Film by Jon Guttman

One of the things that pleases me most about writing this blog is the opportunity it gives me to meet new people.  And I've met some amazing and wonderful people, literally from countries around the world.  Their generosity and kindness touch me deeply and confirm that what I do here does make a difference.      

Most recently, I met Jon Guttman, a young movie-maker from the United States, when he sent me an email to bring my attention to a short film he made when he was a student in 2003.  He asked me to take a look at the trailer for "Miles Apart," which I did.  I was so intrigued by what I saw, that I watched the entire short film on YouTube–several times, in fact.  

I believe Jon was right when he wrote to say he thought my readers would appreciate his short film.  Yes, "Miles Apart" is a little rough in places; it's an indie film, after all.  But, in my opinion, that doesn't take anything away from its positive portrayal of a gay male couple and its uplifting message.

And that's why I'm encouraging you to take a few moments out of your day to watch "Miles Apart."  It will make you feel warm inside, and it will show you that compassion and transformation are possible, even in the most seemingly difficult cases.

To view "Miles Apart" in its entirety, please click here.

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