Our Place Together

Two young husbands retreat to their favorite camping spot to hash out some life-altering news and the ramifications it will have on their marriage and their future together.

Director Biography – Clay Marshall Pruitt

Clay began his career at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program and went on to work with WME, Outfest Los Angeles, the Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest, AFM, and for the Film Independent / US State Department partnered program, Global Media Makers. During his time at WME, Pruitt had a strong focus on developing and packaging independent films. As a writer/producer, Pruitt has worked with a number of emerging and established filmmakers developing a range of short film and episodic projects. He was an Associate Producer on the HBO Feature Documentary, UNITED SKATES. In 2018, he was a Film Independent Producing Lab Fellow with the narrative feature BELL, and was awarded the annual Sloan Producing Lab Grant. Pruitt is currently the Head of Acquisitions & Programming at Seed&Spark.



Director Statement


Growing up in a beautiful but conservative mountain town in Colorado, I have always found nature to be comforting and recharging in my life, no matter what issues I might have been going through – be it struggling with my sexuality or the challenges of my parents' divorce. My mother passed away when I was 21 after a 10-year battle with cancer. Half of my life was spent watching her struggle. Subsequently, after my father’s own cancer diagnosis 5 years ago, I began to reflect on my genetic baggage and how that would affect my desire to have biological children. OUR PLACE TOGETHER is an expression of this personal existential journey.

I had the immense pleasure of working with Elliot Knight and Tony-nominee Rory O'Malley on this film. Both of whom are successful, openly gay actors. Rory and his husband had recently adopted their son, Jimmy, which added to the depth of his performance. In fact, his time shooting this was his first time away from home since the adoption. Both actors brought so much real life emotional experience and depth to their roles, it was a gift to work with them.

Director:

Clay Marshall Pruitt

Writer:

Clay Marshall Pruitt

Producer:

Alex Hughes Whitney Loveall

Year Released:

2020

Country:

United States

Length:

17:36

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