While the Australian Government holds inquiries into Marriage Equality, a short film depicting a gay soldier returning from war has been released in the UK.
An independent short film from the Coalition for Equal Marriage has been seen by half a million viewers, ahead of the UK's government's plans to redefine UK civil marriage to include same-sex couples.
Produced by award winning young filmmaker, Mike Buonaiuto, the short film shows British forces returning home to greet their loved ones, with the reunion of one soldier and his partner soon turning into a surprise marriage proposal. The film looks to tackle the opposition head on, arguing if all have the right to serve in British military regardless of sexuality, then all should be able celebrate their love and commitment with civil marriage, free from discrimination.
"One day I would like to marry my partner of almost 5 years," said Director Mike Buonaiuto. "And the celebration of our commitment should mean no more or less than any other straight couple. I made the film to promote change and also inspire others to use their creativity to support equality."
The Coalition For Equal Marriage is a grassroots campaign established by partners Conor Marron and James Lattimore. It has since grown into a strong group of individuals and organisations coming together to support the government's plans for greater equality.
The short film stars James Knight, from London’s West End (Mamma Mia,) and rising screen-star Lew Smart. Please support the project by sharing it with your friends, hashtag #equalmarriage and sign the Coalition For Equal Marriage petition at www.C4EM.org.uk.
Mike Buonaiuto, filmmaker from UK, has produced many short films for international brands and organizations, several to critical acclaim. For more information contact 07788775522, check out www.MikeB.co.nr or say hello on twitter; @Videographer88.
Behind The Scenes Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuPAI4SV_cQ