For his third feature length effort, director Tom Gustafson has made the ambitious decision to adapt acclaimed off-Broadway musical Hello Again for the big screen. Michael John LaChiusa’s rapturously received stage production details several different romantic encounters, across a 100 year period, all linked together via thematically recurring details in the lyrics and dialogue between the different partners.
Released in 2008 and directed by Tom Gustafson, Were the World Mine is a comedic film where the local embattled gay boy in a small town discovers the recipe to turn the residents gay for a short time and experience his world. The film won a large number of awards at LGBT film festivals, such as Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature at the L.A. Outfest. Shot in Chicago, the film features actors Tanner Cohen and Wendy Robie.
Primarily a Casting Director, Tom Gustafson has spent part of his career directing short films, features, and music videos. Gustafson got his start in the film industry providing extras casting for a variety of award-winning films. By the late 2000’s, Gustafson elected to try his hand at directing, delivering his award winning film, Were the World Mine, a whimsical tale that earned the director great acclaim and appeared at dozens of film festivals world wide.