Here is the official trailer for Maybe Someday, an LGBTQ drama film set to world premiere at Cinequest’s virtual film festival “Cinejoy” April 1-17. An LGBTQ feature film highlighting different aspects of love and heartbreak, Maybe Someday is a nostalgic and moving journey written and directed by Michelle Ehlen. The film is Ehlen’s fifth feature and first dramedy, her prior films most notably being the first lesbian comedy trilogy – Butch Jamie, Heterosexual Jill, and S&M Sally. Maybe Someday stars Ehlen along with Shaela Cook from Heterosexual Jill and S&M Sally, and Charlie Steers.
The story follows the character of Jay (Ehlen), a non-binary photographer in her 40s, battling a mixture of denial and depression as she attempts to move across the country in the midst of separating from her wife (Jeneen Robinson). Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend (Cook) who Jay used to be secretly in love with before she came out as a lesbian, and befriends a charismatic but complicated gay man (Steers) who has long given up on love. Struggling to move forward with the next chapter of her life, memories of the past resurface as Jay grapples with the inevitable cycles of love, loss, and letting go.
Maybe Someday was shot in 17 days over the course of almost two years, with the last four days of shooting delayed due to the pandemic. Ehlen was inspired to write the script after her own divorce and cross-country move to Los Angeles many years ago, even though the story itself is fictional. She says, “It is my hope with the film to portray a more realistic version than what we usually see of moving forward after heartbreak, to normalize the idea that it isn’t just time that heals us; it’s our own willingness and participation in the process.”
Watch the official trailer for Maybe Someday.