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!