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Were the World Mine -- If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams...
Were the World Mine -- Armed with a magical love-potion and empowered by dazzling musical fantasies, a struggling teen turns his narrow-minded town gay and captures the rugby jock of his dreams, making them walk a heartbreaking mile in his musical shoes.


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A musical dream come true.
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tanner Cohen ... Timothy

Wendy Robie ... Ms. Tebbit
Judy McLane ... Donna

Zelda Williams ... Frankie

Jill Larson ... Nora Bellinger

Ricky Goldman ... Max

Nathaniel David Becker ... Jonathon

Christian Stolte ... Coach Driskill

David Darlow ... Dr. Lawrence Bellinger

Parker Croft ... Cooper

Brad Bukauskas ... Cole
Reid Dawson ... Russ
Alexander Aguilar ... Taylor
Yoni Solomon ... Bradley
Colleen Skemp ... Becky

Waymon Arnette ... Henry

Zach Gray ... Ian

Julia Black ... Crystal
Peggy Roeder ... Cole's Mother
Ora Jones ... Mrs. Boyd
Annabel Armour ... Phyllis
Ken Gasch ... Dancer (as Kenneth Gasch)
Adam Gauzza ... Dancer
Matthew McMunn ... Dancer
Walter Thon ... Dancer
Michael Hargrove ... Henry's Father
Martie Sanders ... Academy Mother
Dev Kennedy ... Angry Father
Charin Alvarez ... Board Member
J.R. Rose ... Mayor Robbins

Paul M. Lisnek ... Newscaster (as Paul Lisnek)

Chris Blim ... Morgan Hill Student
Aaron Golden ... Morgan Hill Student
Mike Keeney ... Morgan Hill Student
Nik Koulogeorge ... Morgan Hill Student
Steve Mcquown ... Morgan Hill Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Holly Barrett ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Anthony Brawner ... Gay Pedestrian (uncredited)
Brent Allen Caputo ... Fair Ground Patron (uncredited)

Diana Castrillon ... Lesbian Firefighter (uncredited)
Tony Domino ... Town Official (uncredited)
Sawyer Fortier ... Pie Boy (uncredited)
Nathan Geist ... Boy of Cute Couple at Fair (uncredited)

Sandy Gulliver ... Town Official (uncredited)
Michelle Higgins ... Fair Ground Patron / Ticket Girl (uncredited)
Tim Krueger ... Mayor's Husband (uncredited)
Kyle Miller ... Rugby Player (uncredited)

PJ Samorian ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Gustafson 
Writing credits
Cory Krueckeberg (written by) (as Cory James Krueckeberg) &
Tom Gustafson (written by)

William Shakespeare (inspired by the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream")

Produced by
Tom Gustafson .... producer
Gill Holland .... executive producer
Cory Krueckeberg .... producer (as Cory James Krueckeberg)
Jon Sechrist .... executive producer
Peter Sterling .... producer
Reid Williams .... executive producer
Richard Zanetti .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jessica Fogle (original music by)
Tim Sandusky (score by)
Cinematography by
Kira Kelly (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jennifer Lilly 
Casting by
Mickie Paskal 
Jennifer Rudnicke  (as Jennifer S. Rudnicke)
Production Design by
Cory Krueckeberg  (as Cory James Krueckeberg)
Art Direction by
Vanessa Conway 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Wislar  (as Elizabeth Powell Wislar)
Makeup Department
Brenda Arelano .... additional hair stylist
Brenda Arelano .... additional makeup artist
Donna Dunne .... lead hair stylist
Jillian Erickson .... additional hair stylist
Jillian Erickson .... additional makeup artist
Erin Henriques .... makeup designer
Ora Jewell-Busche .... additional hair stylist
Ora Jewell-Busche .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Kate Burgess .... unit production manager
James McKay .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vanessa Hickey .... second assistant director
William Maursky .... first assistant director
Art Department
Daniel J. Cook .... art department technical director (as Dan Cook)
Jessica Dal Pra .... art department production assistant
David Galvan .... art department production assistant
Sheri Gustafson .... graphic artist
Robert Hawk .... artistic consultant
Joanna Iwanicka .... creator: moon
David Krueckeberg .... creator: throne
Kathy Krueckeberg .... creator: throne
Mele Ortiz .... set dresser
Wendy Sanabria .... art department production assistant
Katie Schweiger .... art department production assistant
Kristen Simcik .... art department production assistant
Adri Siriwatt .... art department production assistant
Sara Emily Tremblay .... property master (as Sara Tremblay)
Sound Department
Wil Masisak .... boom operator
Wil Masisak .... production sound mixer
Jesse McAlpin .... additional boom operator
Adam Mohundro .... additional sound
Nicole Oesterle .... additional boom operator
Matthew Polis .... re-recording mixer
Matthew Polis .... sound designer
Matthew Polis .... supervising sound editor
James David Redding III .... re-recording mixer (as James D. Redding)
Lorian Toth .... additional boom operator
Mark Trewella .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects compositor: The Molocule
Chris Healer .... visual effects supervisor: The Molocule
Ryan Leonard .... digital artist
Chris Rauch .... dust busting and grain production
Andrew J. Bly .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Ted Markovic .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Julie Bucek .... grip
Thomas Clayton .... grip
Jarrid Clinkinbeard .... dolly grip
Brandon T. David .... best boy electric (as Brandon David)
Kevin Gawley .... theatrical lighting designer (as Kevin D. Gawley)
Jason Grainger .... second assistant camera: steadicam
Bob Jardien .... camera production assistant (as Robert Jardien)
Eric Koppen .... second assistant camera (as Eric Köppen)
Quentin Lareau .... grip
Manuel Moreno .... electric
Ben Newton .... additional set photographer
Mike Pisani .... best boy grip
Michael Frederick Ruggirello .... grip (as Michael Ruggirello)
Mylene Santiano .... grip
Fernando Vázquez Gondar .... gaffer
Fernando Vázquez .... gaffer (as Fernando Vazquez)
Justin Watson .... Steadicam operator
Justin Watson .... first assistant camera
Tara White .... set photographer
Dave Wightman .... first assistant camera: steadicam (as David Wightman)
Tom Wood .... key grip
Terry Zumalt .... grip
Casting Department
Kerry Barden .... additional casting
Billy Hopkins .... additional casting
Jonathan Kinnas .... casting director: background (as Jon Kinnas)
Matt Miller .... casting associate (as Matthew Miller)
Rye Mullis .... casting: NYC reading
Jessica Remis .... casting associate (as Jessica Moran)
Suzanne Smith .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jana Amderson .... lead costumer
Caitlin Keeler .... lead costumer (as Caitlin Leah Keeler)
Editorial Department
Will Cox .... final colorist: Final Frame
Janet Falcon .... digital film colorist
Mark Farkas .... conforming editor
Laura Papanicholas .... digital intermediate coordinator
Alyson Peters .... digital intermediate coordinator
Robert Pyle .... post-production engineer
David Tarleton .... trailer editor
John-Michael Trojan .... digital production manager
Andy Williams .... digital intermediate producer
Matt Wolford .... negative scanner
Music Department
Jessica Fogle .... music director
Jonathan Friedman .... music clearances: SuperVision
Cory Krueckeberg .... original lyrics by (as Cory James Krueckeberg)
Tim Sandusky .... arrangements: instrumental
Tim Sandusky .... music mixer
Tim Sandusky .... music producer
Tim Sandusky .... music recordist
Albert Thrower .... music clearances: SuperVision
Other crew
Michael Carretta .... key office production assistant
The Chicago Dragons .... rugby consultants
Robert Coulter .... set production assistant
Curtis Davis .... set production assistant
Jennifer Jordan Day .... production coordinator
Jeremy Fernsler .... main titles
Mark O. Forker .... title designer
Justin Gears .... set production assistant
John Catch Henson .... set production assistant
Michelle Himsalam .... set production assistant
Matt Johnstone .... publicist: David Magdael & Associates
Bradley Kanter .... set production assistant
Barbara Kiely .... payroll: H&K Financial Services
David Magdael .... publicist: David Magdael & Associates
Evelyn Marquina .... script supervisor
Dante Moreno .... consultant: rugby
Mike Mullen .... end credits
Nevette Previd .... marketing consultant
Orly Ravid .... representative: producers
Alaric S. Rocha .... set production assistant (as Alaric Rocha)
Lindsey Roeske .... production secretary
Will Pinson Rose .... production intern
Lara Marie Schoenhals .... assistant to director (as Lara Schoenhals)
Samantha Smith .... set production assistant
Josh Staman .... set production assistant
David Tarleton .... trailer producer
Doreena Towner .... accountant: Emerging Business Solutions Group
Bateman Underwood .... choreographer (as Todd Underwood)
Matt Wolford .... duplication
Kevin Worthy .... assistant production office coordinator
Andrew Young .... duplication
Robert Asselbergs .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Caitlin Brooks .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Joyce Davis .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Sawyer Fortier .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Michael Frank .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Ericka Frederick .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Lisa Gildehaus .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Joanne Gustafson .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Julie Gustafson .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Michael Gustafson .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Greg Hammer .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Shelly Hancock .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to (as Shelley Hancock)
Ryan Harrington .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Gill Holland .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Mike Isaacson .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Rich Isaacson .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Chris Johnson .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Gary Klein .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Sue Ann Kuby .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Luz Lor .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Travis Marshall .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Judy McLane .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Christopher Racster .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Steven Schloss .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Aldith Elaine Scott .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Jon Sechrist .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Mike Skipper .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Sam Smith .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Michael Sterling .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
John Suchy .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Christina Varotsis .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Dominic Ward .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Reid Williams .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Patrick Wolf .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Kit Woods .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to
Richard Zanetti .... the filmmakers offer their profound gratitude to

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Did You Know?

Continuity: In the scene from All Things Shall Be Peace, as the characters and Ms. Tebbit are under the tree, Cole (in the gray shirt) is standing behind Ms. Tebbit and Donna. In the next shot, Cole is kneeling in front of them. In the next shot Cole is standing behind them again.See more »
Henry's Father:This is my son. I found him this morning in bed with his best-friend, Russ. They were holding each other and kissing. Believe me, I taught them both a lesson.
Henry:The course of true love never did run smooth.
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Movie Connections:
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29 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Amazing., 19 August 2008
Author: Brian W. (greatermind) from Vancouver, Canada

I was lucky enough to see this film at the official youth screening at the Vancouver Queer Film Fest. Liked it so much I walked in and stood for the second, sold out, screening that followed. Beautiful scenes, good acting, great concept / plot, absolutely rapturous music... this movie made my heart melt, made me fall in love with the two main characters. This is what movies are supposed to do, and Were the World Mine did this beautifully.

This film realizes many a gay boy's high school fantasy, and does it with style and grace. It's poignant, moving. The actors who play Timothy's two best friends nail it. The drama teacher is a woman to be reckoned with. And the two male leads are both gay in real life. I will be buying this one as soon as it comes out. In the meantime I will be listening to music from the film on their MySpace page.

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