Today my guest is Tom E. Brown. I had him on to discuss his over 10 years in the making feature-length debut Pushing Dead. The film premiered at San Francisco's Castro Theatre in June of 2016 at the Frameline Film Festival and won the Best Feature Audience Award.


When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort of universal care, can he take a helpless bureaucracy but also come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own? Welcome to the world's first AIDS comedy.


Starring James Roday ("Psych"), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Robin Weigert ("Jessica Jones") and Khandi Alexander ("CSI: Miami"); written and directed by Tom Brown and produced by Chris Martin, Richard Lagravenese ( a name that I frequently mispronounce), and Jim Bloom, PUSHING DEAD will be screening at:


Austin Film Festival  
Screening on Saturday, October 15 4:30pm and 6:45pm  

 Chicago International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 18 at 12pm
Saturday, October 22 at 9pm
Sunday, October 23 at 5:45pm   

NewFest
Friday, October 21 at 8:15pm
Saturday, October 22 at 8:00pm

This is easily one of my favorite conversations I've had since starting the show. Tom is a great guy, funny as hell and happens to have made a wonderful film.