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MIPTV Picks 2015: Homme Less

Has Mark Reay rejected the American dream, or does he have a different view of what that dream is?
April 1, 2015


Partners: Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn; distributed by Cargo Film & Releasing
Length: 1 x 60 minutes; 1 x 90 minutes
Premiered: August 2014 (DOC NYC)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S.
Mark Reay seems to be living the good life; rakish and suave, ensconced in Manhattan’s glittering fashion world as a photographer and a former model. Yet when the shoots and parties wrap, while others in that scene may retire to skyscraper apartments (with sky-high rents), Mark ascends to the rooftop of a friend’s building to sleep. Reay can be seen as a symbol of a vanishing middle class, or as someone who stubbornly refuses to abandon his addiction to the bright lights of the big city. Has he rejected the American dream, or does he have a different view of what that dream is?

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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