Experiencing Interruptions?

Star-cross'd Episode 2

Worlds are turned upside down for two couples when a partner in each couple undergoes a gender transition. Based on true events, NOW explores losing what you thought you had and gaining something you could never imagine.

  • John Grimmett
  • Avner Dorman
  • John Grimmett
  • Emily Wells
  • Lucia Lucas
    Key Cast
  • Chelsea Helm
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Leppek
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Romance, LGBTQ, Opera
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - John Grimmett

JOHN GRIMMETT (b. 1988) is a composer, writer, and director. His work has been performed internationally by the Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Panoramic Voices, Nautilus Music Theater, and the Baltic Chamber Opera Theatre as well as at universities and conservatory training programs at the University of Houston, New York University, and Indiana University, among others.

Mr. Grimmett’s mentors include Edward Albee, Jake Heggie, and David Ashley White. A graduate of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, he also studied at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University, where he was a recipient of the Max Dreyfus Scholarship from the ASCAP Foundation in recognition of his talent as a musical theatre composer.

During the academic year, Mr. Grimmett leads the theatre program at Dawson High School in the Pearland Independent School District (Pearland, TX). He is also the Director of Educational Programming for CMASH, a new music repertory group dedicated to establishing long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers and welcoming new audiences to the genre of contemporary chamber music.

Mr. Grimmett is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and is represented by Seven Eight Artists Management. www.johngrimmett.com

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