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Pit Stop


The parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. There’s Gabe: a contractor who’s getting over an ill-fated affair with a married man and finds solace in the relationship he still harbors with his ex-wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Cindy; and there’s Ernesto: a Hispanic lumber yard worker in the midst of splitting up with his live-in boyfriend, Luis, as he receives news from the hospital that his former love, Martin, is in a coma. At the end, when Gabe and Ernesto meet each other for a one-nighter–having endured all the struggles and heartbreaks and wondering if they’ll ever find love again–they face the possibility that they might just be meant for each other.

Director: Yen Tan

Executive Producer: Bala Shagrithaya, Vilcek Foundation

Producer: Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston

Screenwriter: Yen Tan, David Lowery

Cinematographer: HutcH

Editor: Don Swaynos

Production Designer: Scott Colquitt

Sound Designer: Eric Friend

Music: Curtis Glenn Heath

Additional Credits: Producer: Eric Steele, Associate Producer: Emily Ting, Associate Producer: Lawrence S. Dickerson, Associate Producer: Whurley, Sound Designer: Eric Friend

Principal Cast: Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Richard C. Jones, Bailey Bass, Corby Sullivan, Heather Kafka, Alfredo Maduro, Jonny Mars


Yen Tan is a Malaysian-born and Austin-based writer, director and graphic designer. His award-winning feature, "Ciao", was released theatrically in 2008. He has designed numerous posters for films that screened at Sundance, SXSW, Cannes and Toronto. "Pit Stop", a script that was workshopped at the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, is his third feature.

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