Interview with Filmmaker P.J. Norton (EXPIRATION DATE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

EXPIRATION DATE played to rave reviews at the February 2019 LGBT Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

P.J. Norton: In making Expiration Date, it was important for me to tell a gay love story in which sexual orientation was part of the given circumstances and not the central conflict. I believe it’s important to portray the struggles that members of the LGBTQ+ community face because of who we are, but I also think it’s important to portray the everyday triumphs and struggles that we share with all of humankind. I also wanted to tell a story about a breakup where neither character was portrayed as a villain. I think a big part of coming of age is navigating shifting dynamics in relationships and coming to terms with the fact that sometimes circumstances trump connection.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how…

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