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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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