The Real Thing


When a soldier returns home, things have often changed. For Staff Sergeant Michael Waltze, the ultimate change is in his child. While on his tour of duty, his daughter has transitioned and started living her truth. Today he is coming home to surprise her.

Parental love is unconditional. It transcends a person’s memory of their child. The Real Thing is an infinitely stronger bond.

The Real Thing

About the Film

Allie – Sophie Giannamore
Michael – Michael Torpey

Writer/Director – Brandon Kelley
Producer – Jon Gestal
Director of Photography – Greta Zozula
Production Designer – Michael Mizrahi
Costume Designer – Liz Kelley
Casting – Mia Cusumano
Color – Josh Spector
Graphic Design – Emily Maxwell
More cast and crew:

35mm Kodak Vision3
250D, 500T
Arricam LT
Arri Master Anamorphic Lenses

Shot on location in Long Island, NY


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