Bruce LaBruce's 'Gerontophilia' to Shoot This Summer Canada-Wide

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The $2 million drama about a young man working in a nursing home who fixates on an older man has received key financing from Telefilm Canada and SODEC.

TORONTO – Toronto filmmaker Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia, about a young man with a fixation on older men, has received a greenlight.

Nicolas Comeau from 1976 Productions and Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger from New Real Films have assembled the $2 million financing for LaBruce's latest film after receiving coin from public funders Telefilm Canada and SODEC.

No word on casting, with production set to roll this summer.

LaBruce is best known for his racy festival titles like Skin Off My Ass, Super 8 ½ and LA Zombie, which premiered in competition in Locarno in 2010.

Gerontophilia portrays an 18-year-old man working in a nursing home and developing a deep emotional attachment to an over-medicated old man, before both escape on a road trip across Canada.

"Gerontophilia can be described as the gay Harold and Maude. We are thrilled to be involved with this production and have the opportunity to bring Bruce LaBruce to a wider audience," Andrew Noble, vp of distribution at Filmoption International, the Canadian distributor of the film, said.