Camisado

(TV/streaming series pilot) - Avery Kent is fighting a war on all fronts. With her marriage to her wife Emily already straining from the pressures of her job at a global logistics company, Avery is pressured to tap into her military background to take on a morally questionable assignment.

Unable to keep her ethics at bay, Avery sabotages the operation, leading to a series of events that brings sudden danger right to her doorstep. With her wife and child in the crosshairs, Avery must confront the calculating Jamar Aragon on a battlefield she's never fought on before - her home.

  • Thomas Gidlow
    Director
  • Thomas Gidlow
    Writer
  • Samantha Gidlow
    Producer
  • Joya Joseph
    Production Manager
  • Michelle Charlene Taylor
    Production Manager
  • Daniel Gidlow
    Director of Photography
  • Janae Palmer
    Key Cast
    "Emily Kent"
  • Rose Ftz
    Key Cast
    "Avery Kent"
  • Brandon deSpain
    Key Cast
    "Jamar Aragon"
  • Eduardo Mateo
    Key Cast
    "Quin"
  • Jeff Briggs
    Key Cast
    "Neeley"
  • Martha Anger
    Key Cast
    "Jona"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBTQIA+, Action, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4k Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Thomas Gidlow

Gidlow began work on his first TV series project titled "Camisado" in the spring of 2018. The pandemic pushed the project back into redevelopment, where he has begun additional work on a slate of various projects. He has sold two projects, both in development, and has helped with small investments in regional independent projects.

The film most influential for Gidlow's overall writing and directing approach is "Leon: The Professional". His other favorites and influences include "The Dark Knight Rises", "Contact", "Star Trek" (TNG/DS9 universe), "Law and Order", and "The Fugitive".

Gidlow lives with his amazing wife Samantha and their 'human' cat Stormy in Cary, NC.

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Director Statement

Camisado has been a labor of love through a tough period. We filmed footage to be used for a webseries, but the pandemic cut it short. We've taken this time to flesh it out into a full TV series with a pilot and plans for a full Season 1 with 10-12 episodes.

This story about a mother seeking a path forward after a brutal tragedy is told through a LGBTQIA+ lens, putting a same-sex couple and others in the lead through a perilous, and identifiable journey. Relationships are never seen as anything but normal, without the stereotypical anecdotes or references prevalent still today in media. In the Camisado universe, characters - whether straight, gay, deaf, or any point in between, are treated equally and are showcased for the power they bring to the screen.

Set among the backdrop of a contemporary, high-stakes drama, Camisado aims to break the fold of the family-driven revenge genre.