Written and directed by Albert, The Commitment will premiere on its fifth continent, South America, at Festival Internacional de Cine LesBiGayTrans on July 12, 2018, at 7:20pm, at the Centro Cultural Juan De Salazar in Asunción, Paraguay. The film will be shown with Spanish subtitles translated by Marina Catalán. The film has previously screened in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.
The Commitment stars Albert and Jason Lane Fenton as gay adoptive parents, Mary Niederkorn as the social worker facilitating the adoption, and Kerri Patterson as the Asian-American birthmother. Richard Propes of The Independent Critic wrote, “Emotional resonance, joy and heartbreak…indeed, this is a film that would be difficult to pull off if not for its tremendously talented cast.” The film has screened at over 35 film festivals on five continents and won multiple awards, most notably edging out Oscar®-nominated Moonrise Kingdom to win a 2013 NASW Media Award. The film is available at Amazon.com on the compilation Green Briefs. The film is produced by Albert M. Chan, Richard Possemato, Aaron Howland, and Seth Howland.
Founded in 2005, Festival Internacional de Cine LesBiGayTrans is the only LGBT festival in Paraguay, and has the support of more than 30 feminist, human rights and artists organizations.