TRIBECA – Andy Vallentine’s LGBT live-action short film THE LETTER MEN touching on forbidden love to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Director Andy Vallentine’s THE LETTER MEN stars Garrett Clayton (NBC’s Hairspray Live!) and Matthew Postlethwaite (Netflix’ Peaky Blinders).  This true story has been selected by Tribeca Film Festival, where it will receive its world premiere.

THE LETTER MEN is based on the real love letters written by Gordon Bowsher to his sweetheart, Gilbert Bradley. Their love letters were exchanged between the years of 1938 and 1941 but were uncovered in 2017. Life as a homosexual at that time was incredibly difficult, gay activity was a court-martial offence, jail sentences for so-called “gross indecency” were common, and much of society strongly disapproved of same-sex relationships. Using the actual text of the letters, THE LETTER MEN transports us directly into the places of the letters and their hearts, battlefields, air raid shelters, and lost, golden moments. 

Director Andy Vallentine is currently in post-production for his film THE MATTACHINE FAMILY, written by creative partner and husband Danny Vallentine. This film is being produced by Zach Braff (GARDER STATE, SCRUBS), Scot Boland (PINOCCHIO, THE HOBBIT), and Mike Diaz and stars Nico Tortorella (YOUNGER), Juan Pablo Di Pace (FULLER HOUSE) and Emily Hampshire (SCHITTS’S CREEK). Andy has developed content with Amy Baer at Gidden Media, Tyra Banks’ Bankable and more. He has worked with recording artists like Charlie Puth and Tritonal and popular media personalities like Patrick Starrr and Joey Graceffa. He has created commercial and branded content for Mercedes-Benz, Sephora, The Department of Veterans Affairs, The Ad Council, and Major League Baseball. Andy’s combined content has been viewed over 1 Billion times. 

THE LETTER MEN was co-written with Vallentine and his husband Danny Vallentine. This live-action short film was produced by Cameron Hutchison, Mike Diaz and Siddharth Ganji, whilst the stunning cinematography was created by Oren Soffer.

THE LETTER MEN will screen at Tribeca on Friday, June 10th at 9:15 pm and Wednesday, June 15th at 9 pm.


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