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Wolfe Video Presents Akron
Directed by Sasha King and Brian O'Donnell
Benny and Christopher, college freshmen, meet playing football and begin a relationship. They fall in love supported by their family and friends. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their own love and Benny’s close-knit family.
Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family’s ability to come to terms with the past. AKRON is a sensitive and unique independent film that puts a progressive, Midwestern spin on a classic family drama.
The original screenplay, by Brian O’Donnell, was inspired by the notion that the love between family members trumps all.
In conversations O’Donnell had with friends, gay and straight, it became obvious that people are ready to hear stories that include gay characters but are not primarily concerned with the characters’ sexuality. As people are accepting themselves and others at younger ages it’s important to show that, like Benny and Christopher in AKRON, gay men and lesbians are a natural and essential part of the fabric of society, part of the family. AKRON shows what it is like when gay men don’t have to leave their families for acceptance, where people are not so different after all. Where people can love each other for who they are.
AKRON, is an independent film with an original screenplay by first-time screenwriter Brian O’Donnell. It is the first film directed by O’Donnell and Sasha King, who also coproduced it. The original score was produced by Bill Snodgrass and the Director of Photography is Patrick Jordan. Ellen and Tim Kollar executive produced.
Akron was shot on location in Akron, Ohio, where O’Donnell was born and raised, and in Wooster, Ohio, with local crew and extras and with the great support of local businesses.
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