1976 Productions and New Real Films to produce Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia

The $2 million indie film from the veteran Toronto director is described by Filmoption International's Andrew Noble as "the gay Harold and Maude."

Gay film director Bruce LaBruce is to shortly start production on his next film, Gerontophilia, from 1976 Productions and New Real Films.

LaBruce, who combines indie cinema and gay porn in his films, will shoot the $2 million drama about an 18 year-old boy who works in a nursing home and befriends an over-medicated old man, whom he helps him to escape as they embark on a cross-Canada road trip.

Nicolas Comeau at 1976 Productions and Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger from New Real Films are to produce Gerontophilia, which received financing from Telefilm Canada and SODEC.

LaBruce’s films have screened at several world film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and Locarno.

Gerontophilia can be described as the gay Harold and Maude. We are thrilled to be involved with this production and have the opportunity to bring Bruce LaBruce to a wider audience,” Andrew Noble, vice president of distribution at Filmoption International, which will release the film, said in a statement.

No word on casting or locations for the indie film.