Cousin John - The Arrival

Cousin JohnAntfood + Hilton Dresden
00:00 / 03:27

"THE FILM IS GRANDIOSE, GORGEOUS AND ABOVE ALL ELSE GAY." 
- Paper Magazine

 

Tom C J Brown creates a delicious, modernist queer daydream reinterpreting the 60’s classic song “Cousin Jane” by the Troggs. Stemming from his vision of what a wonderful queer, non-binary and non-conforming world we could all live in and aspire to, he engaged Hilton Dresden, performer/writer/influencer, to both re-record the Andood arranged song, and star as the lovesick and restless heroine of the film.

Directed by Tom C J Brown

Produced by Jonathan Olson

Executive Producers, Tom CJ Brown, Zack Kortright, Zachary Luke Kislevitz

Director of Photography, Cristina Dunlap

Editor, Drigan Lee

Production Designer, Alexaandra Kaucher

Wardrobe Stylist, Bex Sheers

Choreographers, Jesse Kovarsky, Marla Phelan, Celia Rowlson-Hall

 

FULL CREDITS

+ Screenings & Awards HERE

BTS Photography by Laurel Golio

 
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Credits

Starring Hilton Dresden & Cousin John

Directed by Tom C J Brown

Produced by Jonathan Olson

Executive Producers, Tom CJ Brown, Zack Kortright, Zachary Luke Kislevitz

Director of Photography, Cristina Dunlap

Editor, Drigan Lee

Production Designer, Alexaandra Kaucher

Wardrobe Stylist, Bex Sheers

Choreographers, Jesse Kovarsky, Marla Phelan, Celia Rowlson-Hall

Second Unit Director, Betsey Brown

First Assistant Director, Duncan Hanrahan

Cousin John & Hilton Dresden, as themselves

Ensemble

Garrett Allen, Betsey Brown, Shayne Christiansian, West Dakota, Edem Delaseshie, Peyton Dix, Cole Doman, Tom Giron, Jesse Kovarsky, Ruth Lingford, Marty Miller, Marla Phelan, Rify Royalty

 

Steadicam Operator, Jesse Sanchez-Strauss

First Assistant Camera, Kelli Wilcoxen

Second Assistant Camera, Graeme Dempsey

Gaffer, Monifa Larena

Best Boy Electric, Eddie "Corky" Ellis

Key Grip, Marco Marino

Best Boy Grip, Matthew Chernick

Camera PA, Steele Hamme

Production Coordinator, Anthony Lamboy

Second Assistant Director, Naim Naif

Production Assistants:

Isabelle Peterson, Frank Cooper, Jonah Sedlacek, India Sebastian, David Tiger-Cortes

 

Hair & Makeup Artist, Lia Parks

 

COUSIN JOHN'S CORTÉGE

Hair Colourist, Phoebe Nathan

Suit Created by Karen Pancho

Original Design by Berenik

Shirt by Charlie Beelitz

Wardrobe Provided Courtesy of

Anna Sui Thom Browne Oscar De La Renta,  Marchesa NotteOlivia Von Halle,  

I.D. SarrieriMengSubin HahnLanderosMimi ProberMax CuiFeign

 

Colourist, Kath Raisch

VFX Supervisor, Matthias Bauerle

 

Special Thanks

Alexander Unick, Talia Heller, Sean Martin, Lilah Vandenburgh, Psyop, Company 3

 

Camera Provided by Psyop + TCS

Lighting & Grip Provided by 3rd Eye Vision

 

"Cousin Jane"

Written by David Geoffrey Matthews & Larry Page

Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

Production & Adaptation, Antfood

Arrangement, Bennett Eiferman, Wilson Brown, Diane Wong

Producer, Brandon Figueroa

Vocals, Hilton Dresden

Keys, Drums, Bennett Eiferman

Bass, Organ, Spencer Casey

Cello, Bruno Serroni

Piano, Wilson Brown

Flute, Jennifer Fife

Mixed by, Bennett Eiferman, Antfood, New York, NY

Mastered by, Joe Laporta, Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ

 

© TOM BROWN LLC, MMXIX

 

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SCREENINGS

Guanajuato Film Festival 2019 // World Premiere

CinemQ (Shanghai Queer Film Festival) 2019 

HollyShorts 2019 // US PREMIERE

The East Village Queen Film Festival 2019

Le Long Week-End de Court 2019

New Orleans Film Festival 2019

Everybody's Perfect (Geneva Int. Queer Film Festival) 2019 // Euro Premiere

Aesthetica Film Festival 2019

Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival 2019

Rome Independent Film Festival 2019

St. Louis International Film Festival 2019

Merlinka Int. Queer Film Festival 2019

Jaipur International Film Festival 2020 // WINNER: Best Music Video

Prairie Pride Film Festival 2020

SXSW 2020

CINEQUEST 2020

Manchester International Film Festival 2020

**More to be announced soon**

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Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss a possible project or learn more about my work.

© 2023 by Tom C J Brown

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