The Charlotte Observer ran a phenomenal piece on local film company Dalliance Films on Saturday.
In The Observer piece, writer Lawrence Toppman explores the company’s search for investors to complete it’s “Timing,” a gay-themed film described as “‘Three Men and a Baby,’ if all the men were gay, and the baby was 17.” Longtime philanthropist and Charlotte LGBT community leader Phil Wells has stepped up to the plate. The O reports:
While members of the team shot a second short, the thriller “Three for Dinner,” as a calling card for investors, others gathered money for “40 Fears.” Now “Fears” is underway, and investors are sought for “Timing,” described in a prospectus as “‘Three Men and a Baby,’ if all the men were gay, and the baby was 17.” Dalliance hopes to shoot it next spring for about $250,000, a huge increase over the roughly $7,000 spent on the self-financed “40 Fears.”
Charlotte’s Phil Wells has already come in on “Timing.” He says, “Since the first of the year, I’ve been approached by half a dozen people wanting capital. Dalliance Films is the only one (with) which I’ve invested.
“Based on what I’ve read about filmmaking in North Carolina – that it will continue to prosper – I think this is a good industry in which to invest…. (The movie) has an angle not many filmmakers are presenting: a topic involving gays and lesbians. Altogether, it’s a project I wanted to be part of.”