Albert’s film The Commitment has been officially selected to screen in the 2021 Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival, an all-inclusive, diversity-driven film festival for LGBTQ+ filmmakers and artists running October 15-18, 2021. The Commitment streams online in Shorts Block 6 on the Eventive platform. All-access passes are available for $20 and can be purchased here.
Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, will exhibit a variety of visual media work with each project having had a member of the LGBTQ+ community playing a prominent role in its production, or a message that speaks directly to the community through story and art.
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 40 film festivals on six 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 and on the Queerbee streaming platform. The film is produced by Albert, Richard Possemato, Aaron Howland, and Seth Howland.