Directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 79 Minutes World Premiere
Linda Bloodworth Thomason, creator of Designing Women, makes her documentary feature debut with the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship. Unfortunately, their love is cut short by Tom’s accidental death, and his partner finds himself facing the failure of same sex marriage protections that leave him completely shut out and ostracized. Bloodworth Thomason sheds light on the often-overlooked struggles that same sex couples face as a result of marriage inequality.

As this issue heads to the United States Supreme Court for deliberation, Bridegroom is poised as a timely and moving documentary about love and perseverance through loss. On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom’s death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane made a tribute video. The short received over three million online views and has been translated into more than twenty languages. The impact of Shane’s YouTube video is another example of how these stories need to be told to seed and inspire change.

—Genna Terranova
Female Director(s), Documentary
About the Director(s)
LINDA BLOODWORTH THOMASON, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated creator of Designing Women, Evening Shade and Hearts Afire, is an accomplished director, producer and writer for both television and documentary film. She has received the Eleanor Roosevelt Freedom of Speech Award, GLAAD Media Award and the American Women in Radio and Television’s Silver Satellite Award.

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Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Linda Bloodworth Thomason
  • Editor:
    Nicolas Romolini
  • Producer:
    Shane Bitney Crone
  • Screenwriter:
    Linda Bloodworth Thomason
  • Composer:
    Bruce Miller
  • Cinematographer:
    James W. Roberson
  • Executive Producer:
    Paul Boskind and Ron White

  • International Sales Contact
    Harry Thomason
    Mozark Productions
    Studio City, 91604
    Phone: 818 655 5779
  • Print Source
    Douglas Jackson
    Studio City, 91604
    Phone: 818 655 5779
  • US Sales Contact
    Harry Thomason
    Mozark Productions
    Studio City, 91604
    Phone: 818 655 5779