The Charlotte Observer ran a phenomenal piece on local film company Dalliance Films on Saturday.

We interviewed Dalliance’s principals back in August.

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.”

Read the whole piece…

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.