An LGBTQ feature film highlighting different aspects of love and heartbreak, Maybe Someday is now available on VOD at Amazon and Vimeo. A nostalgic and moving journey written and directed by Michelle Ehlen, the film is Ehlen’s fifth feature and first dramedy. Her prior films most notably are the first lesbian comedy trilogy – Butch Jamie, Heterosexual Jill, and S&M Sally. Maybe Someday stars Ehlen along with Shaela Cook from Heterosexual Jill and S&M Sally, and Charlie Steers, winner of the Best Actor Jury Award from the Long Beach QFilm Festival for his role in the film.
The story follows Jay (Ehlen), a non-binary photographer in her 40s, battling a mixture of denial and depression as she attempts to move across the country in the midst of separating from her wife (Jeneen Robinson). Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend (Cook) who Jay used to be secretly in love with before she came out as a lesbian, and befriends a charismatic but complicated gay man (Steers) who adds humor and levity to her life. Struggling to move forward, memories of the past resurface as Jay searches for the joy and courage she needs for her next chapter in life.
Although the story is fictional, Ehlen was inspired to write the script after her own divorce and cross-country move to Los Angeles many years ago. She says, “It is my hope with the film to portray a more realistic version than what we usually see of moving forward after heartbreak, to normalize the idea that it isn’t just time that heals us; it’s our own willingness and participation in the process.”
Maybe Someday premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2022, and has since screened at over 30 festivals and won five awards, including Best LGBTQIA+ Film from the Oxford Film Festival and Best Feature from the Long Beach QFilm Festival. Now available on Amazon and Vimeo, the film will be expanding to more streaming platforms in the near future.
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