Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Were The World Mine


Year: 2008
Country: USA
Run Time: 96 minutes

Were The World Mine
Were The World Mine
Were The World Mine
Were The World Mine

Timothy is an openly gay senior, still bullied by the rugby team at his close-minded, all-boys high school. To make matters worse, he's crushing hard for the seemingly straight team captain, Jonathon. When Timothy is cast as Puck in their school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, he discovers that Shakespeare's magical “love-in-idleness” flower isn't just a myth. Tired of the homophobia in his community, he uses the potion to turn the town gay, making his dream of dating Jonathon a reality. But Timothy's joy quickly turns to guilt. Is it worth having his wish if he knows it's all a lie? Soon his brilliant plan begins to yield some major consequences. By upsetting the natural order, he's ruined a slew of relationships in a whirlwind of chaos. Can he fix the madness? Not many films can make the unpleasant awkwardness of teenage sexuality as fun as WERE THE WORLD MINE. It's an audacious blend of comedy, musical, fantasy, and romance, all rolled up into one incredibly empowering and highly entertaining slice of cinema. – E.F.

Were The World Mine

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 05, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 2:00 PM

10% Cinema

Recommended for High School +

Tom Gustafson

Tom Gustafson, Cory Krueckeberg, Peter Sterling

Tom Gustafson, Cory Krueckeberg

Kira Kelly

Jennifer Lilly

Principal Cast
Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy Mclane, Zelda Williams, Nathaniel Becker

Director Bio
Tom Gustafson has worked in Hollywood in the casting department for over ten years. He was Location Casting Director of "The Dark Knight" and two of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. He is the founder of SPEAKproductions and currently resides in New York.

Select Filmography
WERE THE WORLD MINE (2008), "Mariachi Gringo" (2012)

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North Coast Men's Chorus

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