Wednesday, January 11, 2012


The OUT-SIDER is the hilarious new comedy by the award-winning Producer/Director Jana (AJ) Mattioli who was most recently honored as, “Forty People Under 40 To Look Out For,” in the Advocate. Accomplished writer of The OUT-SIDER, Robert Borneman, gels very cohesively with Mattioli’s vision of comedic with a slice of in your face provacative type material. Shooting has recently wrapped and post- production has begun on this comedy gem. After speaking with Jana (AJ) Mattioli and her production team at Mattioli Productions, there is no doubt that The OUT-SIDER is going to make waves when released this summer. We spoke to Keith Collins, lead actor and Associate Producer, and he assures us that this comedy, “will make you laugh so hard that you will have to hold the tears in.” We are definitly looking forward to seeing this film when it’s complete.

So what is The OUT-SIDER film about? Well from what we saw during a hilarious day of filming, it is based on the discovery of the fundamental and primitive layers of sexuality that exist to all who want to and are willing to accept them; however astonishing or confusing.

The Cup, a coffee shop frequented by the local gay community, becomes the place where Suzie (Denise Finelli; Filthy Rich Filthy Uncle Phil and Plan Bee) finds herself facing her old college roommate, Alexa (newcomer Holly Meek). Recently coming to the realization that she is a lesbian, Suzie is hopeful that the shop’s atmosphere with the help of her flamboyantly gay brother Jamie (award winner Keith Collins; Stuck in the Middle, BIdentity Crisis) will help in breaking this possibly shocking news to her longtime friend.

Small-town raised Alexa has little exposure to such a community and is thus immediately seen as “the outsider.” Yet, despite her ignorance and naivety, Alexa reveals that there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Expectations are pleasantly shattered at the end of The OUT-SIDER. It’s a fantastic presentation of “being true to yourself as others rarely are.” With acclaimed Director Mattioli (An Affirmative Act, BIdentity Crisis), The OUT-SIDER continues to live up to the precedent of strongly conscientious, heartwarming and sincere filmmaking we have come to expect from Mattioli Productions.

Completing the cast is Joshua Cruz (Big Gay Musical) as Adrien, the sexy straight waiter of The Cup and Steve Wolf (Curiosity Killed The Cat) as Chase, the slimy Casanova wannabe. Robert and Joyce Borneman, Greg Jackson, and Steve Wolf act as the Executive Producers on this project. This film is made in association with Dreamcatcher Entertainment. The OUT-SIDER one rollercoaster ride of a comedy look for it out summer of 2012. For more information,

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