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Were the World Mine (2008) is a musical film directed by Tom Gustafson, and written by Cory James Krueckeberg and Tom Gustafson.Were the World Mine is a story of gay empowerment, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Were the World Mine stars Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Jill Larson, Nathaniel David Becker, and Zelda Williams.


Timothy is an openly gay student at a private boy's school. Although now in his senior year, he is still persecuted by the aggressive rugby team. Timothy lives with his mother, who is struggling with her son's sexuality, and his father is not a part of his life.Timothy is cast as Puck in the senior production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. While reviewing his lines, he discovers the recipe for a magical flower wielding the power of love. Timothy uses the flower to have the homophobic town take a "walk in his shoes". The entire town is thrown into chaos as previously heterosexual community members fall in love with their same-sex friends, bosses and co-workers. The school drama teacher guides Timothy towards the question of whether his actions have caused more harm than good. This film features several musical numbers.

Production and theatrical release

The film is a feature-length version of director Tom Gustafson's 2003 film, Fairies, and also stars Wendy Robie.

Were the World Mine had a limited release in North American theaters on November 21, 2008.

Soundtrack release

The Were the World Mine original movie soundtrack album was released on CD on November 11, 2008 by PS Classics. The movie also features several songs used prominently in the film that were not included on the PS Classics soundtrack release, including "Relax, Take It Easy" by Mika, "The Magic Position" by Patrick Wolf and "Cock Star" by The Guts - sung by Tanner Cohen.

DVD release

Were the World Mine was released in May 2009. It is also available in Europe from May 18, and available in America from June 9.

Screenings at film festivals

Were the World Mine has played or is scheduled to play many film festivals in prominent slots in 2008. Awards already won include: Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Florida Film Festival; Best Music in a Narrative Film at the Nashville Film Festival; Best LGBT Feature Film at the Nashville Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Turin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Were the World Mine screened at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco on 27 June 2008, and at the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival on 11 July 2008. The film opened the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexicomarker on September 26, 2008 and closed the Reel Affirmations festival in Washington, DCmarker on October 26, 2008. It will be presented in November 2008 at the Gay/Lesbian Film Festival QUEERSICHT in Bernemarker/Switzerlandmarker. The film was screened as the opening night gala at the 2009 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

Awards at film festivals

  • Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature (Heineken Red Star Award): Outfest 2008
  • James Lyon Editing Award for Narrative Feature: 2008 Woodstock Film Festival
  • Scion Award for First-Time Director: 2008 Philadelphia Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Best Music in a Narrative Feature Film and Best LGBT Feature Film: 2008 Nashville Film Festival
  • Directors Award: 2008 Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Jury Award for Best Overall Film: 2008 Fort Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Adam Baran Rainbow Award for Best Narrative Feature: 2008 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • Jury Award for Best Feature Film: 2008 Outflix Film Festival

Audience Awards:
  • Best Narrative Feature: 2008 Florida Film Festival
  • Best Narrative Feature: 2008 Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Best Feature: 2008 Inside Out Toronto
  • Best Feature: 2008 Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Best Feature: Cinema Diverse 2008: Palm Springs GLFF
  • Grand Prize Best Feature: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2008
  • Best Feature: 2008 Vancouver Queer Film Festival


  • Tanner Cohen as Timothy
  • Wendy Robie as Ms. Tebbit
  • Judy McLane as Donna
  • Zelda Williams as Frankie
  • Jill Larson as Nora
  • Ricky Goldman as Max
  • Nathaniel David Becker as Jonathon
  • Christian Stolte as Coach Driskill
  • David Darlow as Dr. Bellinger
  • Brad Bukauskas as Cole
  • Parker Croft as Cooper
  • Reid Dawson as Russ
  • Waymon Arnette as Henry
  • Yoni Solomon as Bradley
  • Alexander Aguilar as Taylor
  • Zach Gray as Ian
  • Colleen Skemp as Becky
  • Julia Black as Crystal
  • Peggy Roeder as Cole's Mother
  • Ora Jones as Mrs. Boyd
  • Annabell Armour as Phyllis
  • Michael Hargrove as Henry's Father
  • Martie Sanders as Academy Mother
  • Dev Kennedy as Angry Father
  • Charin Alvarez as Board Member
  • J.R. Rose as Mayor Robbins
  • Paul M. Lisnek as Newscaster
  • Ken Gasch as Dancer
  • Walter Thon as Dancer
  • Adam Gauzza as Dancer
  • Matthew McMunn as Dancer


  • Director, co-writer, and producer: Tom Gustafson
  • Co-writer, producer, and production designer: Cory James Krueckeberg
  • Producer: Peter Sterling
  • Executive Producer: Gill Holland
  • Director of Photography: Kira Kelly
  • Composer: Jessica Fogle
  • Music Producer, composer: Tim Sandusky
  • Editor: Jennifer Lilly
  • Costume Designer: Elizabeth Powell Wislar
  • Choreographer: Todd Underwood
  • Casting Director: Mickie Paskal
  • Casting Director: Jennifer S. Rudnicke


  1. "Dates & Cities." Speak Productions. No date. Accessed 2009-08-02.

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