With the acclaimed recordings of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens and Company under its belt, PS Classics — the Grammy-nominated label founded by Tommy Krasker and Philip Chaffin — makes its first foray into the film soundtrack market.
"If ever a film called out for a soundtrack release, it's 'Were the World Mine,'" Krasker said in a statement. "When we saw the film in New York, the audience's sense of joy was palpable. We look forward to capturing the film's infectious high spirits on the soundtrack."
The soundtrack will be available on the PS Classics label beginning Nov. 11, coinciding with the in-theatre release of the film in major markets across the U.S.
Directed by Tom Gustafson, who co-wrote and produced the 96-minute film with his partner Cory Krueckeberg, "Were the World Mine" has been earning raves from audiences and major publications while picking up 13 awards at film festivals around the world.
Originally a 2004 short film "Fairies," "Were the World Mine" was subsequently presented in a series of readings by the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005 and the NewFest Film Festival. Featuring original music by Jessica Fogle, a score by Tim Sandusky and lyrics adapted by Krueckeberg from Shakespeare's text, "Were the World Mine" follows the life of struggling teenager Timothy, who escapes his dismal small-town life by creating his own fantasy world after being cast as Puck in his high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Armed with a love potion recipe found within Shakespeare's script, Timothy begins to turn his narrow-minded town gay through a series of visually stunning musical fantasies. Todd Underwood choreographed the film's musical sequences.
Newcomer Tanner Cohen stars as Timothy in a cast that also features Mamma Mia!'s Judy McLane, Wendy Robie ("Twin Peaks," Trojan Women) and Zelda Williams ("House of D"). Both McLane and Robie appeared in the original 2005 NYMF readings.
The independently produced film has aligned with Wolfe Video/Releasing for DVD and digital distribution rights, while LOGO has picked up cable broadcasting rights.
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