Now here’s a film that you can instantly identify with if you grew up in WNY. The film, Rainbow Bridge Motel, has been produced by J. Garrett Vorreuter, who says that it’s his first film, and the hardest endeavor that he’s ever completed.
Vorreuter’s film is about a gay couple who find themselves planning a wedding in Niagara Falls… the American side.
As most of us are aware, the American side of the falls has its pitfalls – some seedy hotels, and the like. That’s the film’s hook however – it’s a comedic vantage point that takes the high expectations of the couple, the grittiness of The Falls, and a number of funny zingers along the way, to create a charming tale of love, fidelity, misunderstandings and mixups, and tourism blunders.
“I say this all the time, if you’re a filmmaker you can make movies anywhere but when you’re a first feature filmmaker there are few places better than Buffalo to take that journey,” says Vorreuter. “There were a lot of things I didn’t know when we made this picture, but what I did know was that we were making something special. I mean come on… A gay destination wedding gone wrong in Niagara Falls – how could you have more fun at the movies?”
Judging by the trailer, it looks as if Vorreuter is really going places. Now that the film is set to be released in November, with a World Premiere screening at this year’s Buffalo International Film Festival. On top of that, the film has been acquired by indie film distributor, Gravitas Ventures. The distributor will be launched on over 100 VOD and Cable platforms with iTunes being the most important one of them at the time of the release, according to Vorreuter. Now Vorreuter is looking for support from his hometown of Buffalo.
“Gravitas has indicated that if The Rainbow Bridge Motel receives 400-500 pre-orders on iTunes that it will ensure us top placement on their movie pages upon the Release Date, November 20 – This is mission critical for a successful VOD Release! I’m asking that fans of Rainbow Bridge Motel to pre-order my film now at this link.” – Vorreuter
If you liked the trailer, and you want to pre-order the film, which looks like it’s going to be a real hoot, then get a jump on it Buffalo film fans.