Written and directed by Albert, The Commitment, known in Spanish as El compromiso, will have its Caribbean premiere at Santo Domingo OutFest on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 4:30pm, at the Centro Cultural de España en Santo Domingo. The film will be shown with Spanish subtitles translated by Marina Catalán.
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 40 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, Richard Possemato, Aaron Howland, and Seth Howland.
The festival is coordinated by the Red de Voluntarios de Amigos Siempre Amigos (RevASA) and Amigos Siempre Amigos (ASA) and has the support of public, private and international cooperation institutions, as well as national community groups.