How The Moon Fell From The Sky And No One Even Noticed is a brand new musical drama that will feel all too familiar to many gay men: Growing up different in a small, conservative town and falling in love with your straight best friend.
Directed by Christina Xing and written by Jack Fossett, the film tells the story of best friends Benji (Peter Carroll) and Ruben (Nick Trivisonno) as they make a film about the man on the moon, but their feelings for each other start to get in the way.
Even more impressive, the film was created entirely by high school talent, crew and orchestra on a budget of only $3,000.
“At its core, this film is essentially a diary entry. I grew up in a small city in the Midwest and I’ve been out of the closet since I was thirteen, so I’m no stranger to loneliness and isolation, or perceived isolation,” screenwriter Jack explains.
“All of the emotion in the film is lifted straight from real life. The pain and the heartbreak, as well as the liberation of growing up in an environment that isn’t necessarily unsupportive or unfriendly, but just isn’t equipped to handle you yet," he says.
“I want young artists, queer and otherwise, to walk away from this film understanding that their dreams are worth pursuing, that all bad things come to an end, and that not even the sky is the limit,” he added.