Will and Rose meet for a first date on a hot summer night in 1985 Greenwich Village. The two come from very different worlds. Will is from a tiny town in Idaho, is just starting to figure out his sexuality, and is careful, reserved, and introverted. Rose is a larger than life drag performance artist, is older and wiser, and is planning a production of Antigone. Yet, they are both intrigued and drawn to each other. During the night Will sees Rose to be the loose cannon he is. Will wants to turn and walk the other way, but he has a feeling Rose can help unlock something in him that he desperately wants open. The Hunter is adapted from the acclaimed novel, “In the City of Shy Hunters” by Tom Spanbauer.
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Sam is a writer, director, and producer. He is partner in the New York and Los Angeles based production company, McConnell / Hauser. Their work spans narrative and documentary films, commercials, web series, music videos, PSAs, and video art installations. Sam has directed four short films (Horseyboy, Seeing you In Circles, Twoyoungmen, UT., and the Hunter) all of which have played in festivals across the country and internationally. Seeing you In Circles and Twoyoungmen, UT. were both acquired by MTV Networks. Sam has produced two acclaimed HBO documentaries exploring identity: The Out List (2013, featuring Ellen Degeneres, Larry Kramer, Cynthia Nixon, and Neil Patrick Harris) and The Trans List (2016, featuring Laverne Cox and Janet Mock,) both with director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Sam holds a BA and MFA from Columbia University in New York.