Championing the Spirit of Independence

ASD Media & Entertainment is producing our first feature film. He Is Gone is currently in pre-production with location scouting in the New England area, casting has begun, and shooting in late summer.

He Is Gone is a psychological thriller that answers the question "what would you do if your husband was gone; completely missing?" The film is a gritty portrayal of love, loss, addiction, judgment, bigotry, homophobia, and redemption.

Blain Harrington, a Massachusetts college professor returns to Alabama for a high school reunion 

and takes his Brazilian husband Manny Madeira. Manny is gone in the blink of an eye and Blain

must put together the pieces of his disappearance in order to assemble lives back together.

If you are a lover of indie, LGBT themed-films that cross barriers and speak to

everyone - watch the video to the right on why Gay Cinema is important to viewers

and then check out ways to be involved on our film funding page.

HE IS GONE in the news:

Huffington Post

Top 2 Bottom Reviews

Big Gay Picture Show

Reviews by Amos Lassen


                             Based on the award winning novel 

                             MISSING by Drake Braxton

Lois Munoz Merka

Director/Executive Producer

Lois Munoz Merka started her career in show biz in a New York City cab, born during one of the worst snowstorms in history. She wrote and directed her first show at age 5, all music and dialogue inspired by dreams she had, and stolen bits from Sesame Street. She went on to study acting in Boston first with the new Earlich Theater Company and later with the great Method teacher Eleanor Lenke. After landing parts mostly in underground films and theater, she tired of waiting for the phone to ring, so she started one Punk Rock Band after another. While on tour performing in Los Angeles, she ran into an old friend who begged her to move there to join his band. Tired of Boston winters, she took him up on his offer and stayed for two unholy years. Blah, blah, blah film study. Blah, Blah Production Assistant on American Idol, followed by a few years of helping everyone else make films. While editing her first short film, she got a call from a friend who suggested she check out a novel by author Drake Braxton titled "Missing". He thought it would be a great film for her to direct as he knew her rich and wild history. She read it, went crazy for the book and immediately decided this would be her perfect first feature film.

Gregory G. Allen

Screenwriter/Executive Producer

Gregory G. Allen has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty five years as an actor, director, writer, and producer having performed on television, film, and stage. He is an award-winning author of several books including a children's book on autism, has had over ten shows that he has served as book writer and/or composer/lyricists produced on stage, been the recipient of musical grants from BMI, ASCAP, and the Watershed Foundation, and is a member of the Dramatist Guild. He has contributed to several online sites (Huffington Post, Broadway World, Examiner, Baristanet, Out In Jersey) and recently has acted as associate producer on several indie films such as Own Worst Enemy, The Speech (Inside of You), and Atarxia.

Praise for the Novel

"The art of a winding plot to an entirely new level!"

-The Indie Reviewer

"A jewel in the crown for LGBTQ Fiction!" - Kimi Chan Experience

"Great story! A few shocks!"  - GLBT Bookshelf

"Fascinating!" - A&U Magazine

"A love story with a positive message of hope and belonging." - Echo Magazine