Help this movie about gay marriage, written and directed by a Bangor resident, get finished

(L-R) Jonathan Bennett, Anthony Rapp, Lee Garlington, Sam Anderson, Alyson Hannigan, Hutchi Hancock, Thomas Dekker and Alona Tal star in DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN. Photo by: Andrew Hreha © Modern Love, LLC.

(L-R) Jonathan Bennett, Anthony Rapp, Lee Garlington, Sam Anderson, Alyson Hannigan, Hutchi Hancock, Thomas Dekker and Alona Tal star in DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN. Photo by: Andrew Hreha © Modern Love, LLC.

Joshua Tunick and his wife, Allison, have lived in the Queen City for several years. Allison Tunick — daughter of Jane Bragg, longtime director of Bangor Ballet — is a Bangor native, and the couple returned to her home town after living out west. In his spare time outside of work, Joshua Tunick worked on a screenplay — a story that had been kicking around in his head for some time, about marriage, love and equality.

That story turned into the movie “Do You Take This Man” a feature length film that last year Tunick spent six weeks in Los Angeles shooting. It stars well-known names including Anthony Rapp (“Rent,” “Dazed and Confused”), Jonathan Bennett (“Mean Girls,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2”) and Alyson Hannigan (“American Pie,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), and it’s almost finished. Rapp and Bennett play a couple about to get married. As Tunick says, while the film does revolve around a gay marriage, it is at its core simply a film about marriage.

The last thing needed to complete the film are post-production tasks including sound design, editing and mixing, color correction, music clearances, and mastering. Tunick and his producing partner, Erik Kops, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund those remaining steps. With ten days left on the campaign as of June 21, it is more than halfway funded — but it needs your help.

To help this Bangor filmmaker finish his movie in time for it to premiere in Los Angeles and at other film festivals — as well as have its Maine premiere at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville — click through to the Kickstarter page and donate!

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.