WALKING TO THE WATERLINE is an excellent small film about all the missed opportunities we’ve all had in our lives. The film was written, produced, directed by and starring Jon’s MAJOR DAD co-star Matt Mulhern who played Lt. Eugene “Gene” Halowachuck. Jon plays the part of Fred Blumquist the neighbour of Matt’s deceased father. And this is the thing I found very interesting, the part was written for Jon and his character is one half of a gay couple! I’m so proud of Jon for his bravery to play such a character. Yes, I know that’s what acting is, however, there’s a stigma that attaches itself to any actor who plays gay. But Jon did it and did it well. This film is a little gem. It hits at all the things we wish we’d done and didn’t. All those things that as so-called “responsible” adults, we either forget or fail to remember as we get older. There’s another MAJOR DAD connection in the part of the real estate agent hired by Matt’s character to sell his father’s house. And who played her? None other than Gunnery Sergent Alva Bricker’s alter ego Beverly Archer. The other funny thing about this film is that Matt’s character is an out-of-work actor who once starred in a show called Anchor’s Away a sitcom about the Navy. One can’t help but notice the similarities between that show and the premise of MAJOR DAD only without Gerald McRaney. The film also stars Alan Ruck, Matthew Broderick, Hallie Foote, Hal Holbrook, Jim Fyfe and Michael Boatman. Personally I loved this film. What a refreshing piece of original filmmaking. Thanks Matt for creating such a film and for thinking of Jon. My apologies at the condition of the screencaps, but I had to rip from the disc to my harddrive, then convert the file for capping.
-  SCREENCAPS: WALKING TO THE WATERLINE