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Mark Gasper

Director, Producer, Writer
The Yankee-Oriole Company
Business type: Digital, Post-Production, Production Company
Writer's Group works:
An Empty Bed
SCREENPLAY / TV MOVIE (Coming of age / Drama)

Log line:
Independent film screened in 60 cities throughout the world, broadcast in 6 countries including WNYC here in NYC and distributed by First Run Featues

Synopsis:
AN EMPTY BED, is a day in the life of Bill Frayne, a gay man in his mid-60s living alone in Greenwich Village. During the course of his typical day, Bill encounters objects, people and places which stir and revive memories from his past. Told largely through flashbacks, the film is a time tapestry where past and present weave together to form a poignant picture of his life. Just who is Bill Frayne? AN EMPTY BED is a sensual and evocative drama about an aging gay man that challenges its audience’s perception of the choices that we all make in our lives – in love, in sexuality and in the ability to express our true feelings. AN EMPTY BED, the award-winning, Dramatic Film about a gay man in mid-60s looking back on his past, written and directed by MARK GASPER, was awarded, “Best Dramatic Feature” at the UPLAND MAIN STREET FILM FESTIVAL. AN EMPTY BED has been screened at more than 60 film festivals throughout the world. This 56-minute drama has also won a BRONZE PLAQUE at the HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, a GOLD AWARD from the SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, a CINE Golden Eagle and a SPECIAL RECOGNITION from the FIGUERIA DA FOZ FILM FESTIVAL in Portugal. AN EMPTY BED has played theatrically in 10 cities (including Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, Boston and Philadelphia) and has also been enjoyed a number of television sales including the BBC, TVE (in Spain), WNYC (in New York City) and PBS Canada. The film is also being distributed on Home Video by FIRST RUN FEATURES


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