Released in 2000 and directed by Thomas Bezucha, Big Eden is a romantic comedy set in small town Montana, featuring a gay main character. The film was nominated for many distinctions, and won the Outstanding Narrative Feature at the L.A. Outfest. Shot in Montana, the film features actors Arye Gross and Eric Schweig.
After spending over a decade working in the fashion industry in New York, Thomas Bezucha embraced his passion and wrote his first screenplay. The project was Big Eden, a touching gay themed story about love and mending the past. After securing funding, Bezucha directed Big Eden and uncovered a new career for himself.
Born in 1960, Arye Gross has spent most of his life in Los Angeles, CA. Following high school, Gross attended the University of California at Irvine to study acting and theatre. He also attended the Conservatory at South Coast Repertory and became a resident member of the theatre troupe for over three years.