About the film
behind the scenes making of
Gifted and Challenged : The Making of 'Shortbus'
Release Date: March 13, 2007
|Production Companies||:||Sundance Channel, Spectrum Media Productions|
|Director||:||M. Sean Kaminsky|
|Producers||:||M. Sean Kaminsky|
A look at the unusual process used in the making of the film Shortbus (2006) featuring interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from the feature film. Director John Cameron Mitchell starts with the concept of using real sex in a film with a positive message. The cast of unknowns is selected from homemade audition tapes and then a callback audition workshop. More acting workshops are used to develop the characters and script. The project overcomes a number of obstacles and the rest of the film's development is followed up until its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.