Three young gay men who are best friends, two of them married to each other, find the memories of their individual childhood traumas so painful they turn to crystal meth, “Tina”, their "painkiller." After years of using they all descend to a world that might be imaginary or real called Tina Town where residents are met immediately with two choices: stop using the drug which would allow for possible escape and a chance to continue living or use and face the wrath of the town's unofficial leader, Mr. Jones, who, upon catching a young resident, rapes and kills them. Two of the characters, Sammy and Andy who are married to each other, must mourn the loss of their friend, Ashtyn, who was recently captured. Sammy and Andy are left and faced with the two choices which they find almost impossible to make. Tina Town explores crystal meth addiction, trauma, the horrors of the passage of time but at heart the film is a love story of two gay men and the lengths they will go to save each other thereby saving themselves.

  • Michael Hyman
    Billy's Blowjobs
  • Michael Hyman
    Billy's Blowjobs
  • Michael Hyman
    Billy's Blowjobs
  • Wilson Cruz
    Key Cast
    13 Reasons why, Star Trek:Discovery
  • John Fleck
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Jones"
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    UHD 3840x216
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Director Biography - Michael Hyman

Theatre credits include LIFE WITH JEEM (Director) 2000 NYC Fringe Festival, ICE IN A HOT WORLD (Writer, Director) Bank Street Theatre, NYC, LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (Writer, Director) Hudson Guild Theatre, LA and EXPECTING TO FLY (Writer) Elephant Theatre, LA. He is the Writer and Director of the award winning short film BILLY’S BLOWJOBS which can be seen on YouTube. Mr. Hyman holds a Master’s Degree from the University Of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television.

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Director Statement

I made this film to save my life. I couldn’t think of a more melodramatic statement than this. Maybe it’s less melodramatic while still being just as honest to state I made this film, a twenty-year endeavor, because I survived Tina Town and so I feel compelled, obligated, determined to tell the stories of my friends who did not.