The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Tom Heard, an actor turned Filmmaker. He tells us how he got into acting and then subsequently how he made his film, Getting It. Along the way, he tells us about the film and where it can be seen. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Tom Heard
Tom Heard was born in Long Beach, California, and grew up in Austin, Texas. At age ten he appeared in a University of Texas production of Julius Caesar playing, Lucius. He acted in Austin civic theatre throughout his high school years and upon graduating began working in regional theatres in Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles. His first film was, Black Snow (1989) playing Mel the pot-smoking bartender for the Houston Cinema Group. In 1999, Meg Thayer cast him as the hilarious and nefarious, Drew Stein in her Hollywood film satire, True Rights (2000) which Guerilla Filmmaker Magazine called, “an indie masterpiece.” Other TV and film roles have followed, including an appearance on NBC’s Friday Night Lights (2006) as Doctor Nelson, and in 2017 he played villain, George Lehman in, Revenge in Kind (2017). Getting It (2020) marks his writing and directing debut.
Jamie (Tom Heard) is a singer whose cabaret partner and boyfriend dumped him a year ago. Since then, he has angrily shut out the world, licking his wounds and always putting himself first. His best friend Elaine (Sharron Bower) has had it and calls out his selfishness, which only hurts Jamie and pushes him further inward. Jamie’s neighbor, Ben, (Donato De Luca) is a poet who is reeling from the devastating loss of his mother a year ago and currently lives like a hermit with his brother, Luke, and sister-in-law, Alicia. When Alicia asks Jamie to reach out to Ben, Jamie sees his opportunity to be generous and prove Elaine wrong. Slowly, Jamie starts falling for Ben. But has Jamie really changed?
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