Pic chronicles gay couple's adoption struggle
Indie filmmaker Travis Fine has wrapped production on the period drama “Any Day Now,” which stars Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Frances Fisher and newcomer Isaac Leyva.Fine wrote, directed and produced the pic, which is based on a script written by George Arthur Bloom more than 30 years ago. Set in 1979 and inspired by a true story, the film follows a gay couple who take in a teenager with Down Syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug-addicted mother. As the teen discovers the strong bonds of family for the first time, disapproving authorities step in to tear the boy from the only stable environment he has ever known, prompting the gay couple to fight against the system for the child. Cumming and Dillahunt star as the gay couple, with the latter thesp playing a closeted deputy district attorney who risks his career to fight for equality. Fisher plays a stern family court judge overseeing the unconventional adoption case, while Leyva, an actor with Down Syndrome, plays the boy at the center of the legal battle. Fine (“The Space Between”) produced the pic with his wife Kristine Hostetter Fine and Chip Hourihan (“Frozen River”) through the Fines’ PFM Pictures banner. Anne O’Shea (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Maxine Makover exec produced alongside Wayne Smith and Dan Skahan, a gay couple who have fostered more than 30 children and spent 10 years fighting the Florida ban on gay adoption. Any Day Now” recently completed principal photography in Los Angeles and is currently in post-production. I’m a huge fan of the gritty, character-driven dramas that were made during the 1970s,” Fine said. ‘Any Day Now’ offers me an opportunity as a filmmaker to revisit that time period cinematically, address social issues that are just as relevant today as they were 35 years ago and explore unique characters who discover love in the most unlikely of places,” he added.