Hiding in Daylight

Log Line: We had to erase ourselves in order to survive

FILM SUMMARY: After a gay purge in a dystopian future, two couples who secretly meet once a week to reminisce about their former openly gay lives must decide if their clandestine meetings are worth risking their lives. Scott, the self professed leader, thinks their weekly meetings are putting their lives at risk. However, Linda, Valerie, and Paul believe they should continue meeting to honor their true, authentic self. In one night, secrets are revealed, emotions run high, and mistakes cause for a catastrophic event.

BACKGROUND: Every day there is proposed legislation at State and Federal levels to discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Hate & divisiveness is heightened by our political climate & this film takes a futuristic look at the result of such hate. We hope the film will be a much needed reminder that just like the persecution against the Jews, history can repeat itself...unless we stop it. 

**We are currently in pre-production. Full Cast & Crew Coming Soon.

Production Companies

ASD Media & Entertainment is excited to work with WOW Films to bring this short film to the screen. 

Our project has 501(c)3 status, thanks to our fiscal sponsorship through From The Heart Productions, based in Oxnard, California. Make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to the film.


Carina Rush

Carina is a multi-award winning producer whose highly acclaimed feature film No Letting Go (2016) received worldwide distribution through Vision Films. The film received the elite honor of being one of the top 100 films viewed on Amazon Prime. Most recently she produced the award-winning short film Far From The Tree with WOW FILMS. Carina's 20 years of experience in the Arts and Entertainment industry and her firsthand knowledge of the business has made her a sought after producer. In addition to her producing partnership with Cheryl and WOW FILMS, she is working on several projects that are in development, currently filming and in post-production.

Cheryl Allison

Cheryl is an award-winning actress who has performed in Broadway, Regional Theatre and Film/TV for over 25 years and is best known for her work in the feature film No Letting Go (2016) starring opposite Kathy Najimy, Richard Burgi, and Alysia Reiner. She is the Founder/Producer of WOW FILMS, a production company that strives to create thought provoking stories that deepen our understanding of the human experience. WOW FILMS recent short film Far From The Tree has received 26 awards in over 22 film festivals worldwide, including 6 Best Short Film awards.

Gregory G. Allen

Gregory has been in the entertainment business for 30 years as an actor, director, producer, and writer. He is an award winning author of numerous books and plays and his short film Mother which he wrote, produced, and directed won numerous award at film festivals around the country including Best Director at Boston International Film Festival and Los Angeles International Film Festival and a 2015 Remi Award from WorldFest-Houston. He has served as producer or associate producer on several indie films over the past few years and started ASD Media & Entertainment in 2012.

Cheryl Allison / Director

Cheryl is an award-winning actress who has performed in Broadway, Regional Theatre and Film/TV for over 25 years. She has directed and produced The Birdman of St. Pete (2014), Mini Maestro (2016), and currently in post production with the documentary Shatter the Silence. Cheryl, a Regional Emmy Nominee, also produced and directed the 5P Minus Society PSA This is Cole which was the recipient of Silver and Bronze Telly Awards. The PSA is currently running on FOX Television Stations. She is the Founder/Producer of WOW FILMS, a production company that strives to create thought provoking stories that deepen our understanding of the human experience. 

Jeff Turick / Director of Photography

Jeff has been visually telling award-winning stories for over twenty years. He's had an extensive career as a cinematographer which has taken him around the world working on features, commercials, music videos and more. As a director/DoP, his debut film Cut Up won the 1994 LA Filmmaker Award and his 2002 short Webcam premiered in the Sundance Channel's Buzz Cuts Series. He won the '09 Bronze Commercial Telly Award and the '07 Telly for Corporate Video. His film Allison was a winner for the Chapter 4 Selection in Canon's The Story Beyond the Still contest and premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, he was the DP for Mother produced by ASD Media & Entertainment. 

Executive Producers

Brian Cromwell Smith

Brian is a true renaissance man who has served as a fire fighter, a Hedge Fund Trader, current mayor of Irvington, NY in Westchester County and oh yes...a Tony Award winning producer of Once on This Island currently running on Broadway. He is also a co-producer on the upcoming Broadway musical Gettin' the Band Back Together and is a self professed soccer nerd. 

Jamie B. Fowler

Jamie is a National Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP and serves as the Senior Leadership Team sponsor for Equality GT.  She has been a supporter of equality and the arts for many years having served as Executive Producer of the award-winning short film Mother and has been involved with numerous arts endeavors and organizations in Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and New York City.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Anthony DiBella

Anthony has worked in the medical profession for over 25 years and is a clinical supervisor for students of Bergen Community College in NJ. He has supported theater in NJ and NY for over 20 years as a patron and often a donor or producer. He served as Executive Producer on the short film Mother. Anthony is most happy when traveling with his husband or working in his garden.