In filmmaker Ran Yatim’s The Comfort Zone, a “mundane cis-male tax attorney” has his life turned upside down and re-energized when ‘Star,’ an “aspiring Black trans rockstar,” crashes into his world.
“I want the film to inspire people to be aware of their surroundings in their daily life, and be receptive to their own angels, and notice when their own Star enters their lives,” explains Yatim.
Yatim has assembled a truly diverse team of queer folk, womxn, and ethnically diverse artists for the project, seeking to fill the gaps that Hollywood all too often leaves in hiring on and off-screen talent.
Leading the cast are Alex MacNicoll (The Society, Transparent) as Caleb and Alexandra Grey (Transparent, Empire) as Star, who turns Caleb’s “comfortably numb existence upside down with a string of reckless misadventures and an entirely new outlook on life.”
“Our biggest wish is to continue staffing and hiring the communities that are under-represented in the film industry,” Yatim says.
To do that, The Comfort Zone’s creative team launched a crowdfunding effort in order to bring their “neon rock’n’roll rollercoaster” to life.
Check out the trailer below, and head here to learn more about the project: