Albert’s film The Commitment has been officially selected to screen in the 2021 Twisted Arts Film Festival running November 11-19, 2021, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twisted Arts Film Festival screens first-run LGBTQ-themed full-length films and 20 to 30 short films of all genres.
Twisted Arts is dedicated to advancing, celebrating, elevating, and amplifying LGBTQ+ artists by showcasing the best independent films, music, performances and all forms of mixed media. Twisted Arts is an all-volunteer run organization that was created to highlight local, national, and international LGBTQ+ artists through year-round programs which include an annual Fall film festival, a Spring multi-arts festival, a LGBTQ+ youth filmmaking Summer camp, members-only sneak peeks, access to year-round short films, special events, and private screenings with directors, actors, and other queer media icons.
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 50 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 Guest House Films’ compilation Green Briefs and on the Queerbee streaming platform. The film is produced by Albert, Richard Possemato, Aaron Howland, and Seth Howland.