Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family’s ability to come to terms with the past. Akron is a sensitive and unique independent film that puts a progressive, Midwestern spin on a classic family drama.

Feature Film
Shooting Format : Sony F55 with Cooke S4 Lenses
Production Company : Towpath Films 
Produced & Directed by Brian O'Donnell and Sasha King
Executive Producers : Ellen Kollar & Tim Kollar

Awards and Official Screenings
Best LGBT Feature Film – Columbus International Film + Video Festival

·     Best Feature Film – OutReels Cincinnati

·     Best Feature Film, Audience Award – ImageOut Film Festival (Rochester)

·     Audience Award – Desperado Film Festival (Phoenix)

·     Best Feature Film, Audience Award Runner-Up – Kansas International Film Festival

·     Best Feature Film, Audience Award Runner-Up – MiFo LGBT Film Festival (Fort Lauderdale)

·     Best Feature Film -- Male, Audience Award Runner-Up – Roze Filmdagen (Amsterdam)

·     Best Feature Film, Nominee (winner TBA) – Cincinnati Film Festival

·     Sold Out (2 screenings) – St. Louis International Film Festival

·     Sold Out (2 screenings) – BFI Flare Film Festival

·     Sold Out – Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

·     Sold Out – New York City Premiere (Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)

·     Sold Out – Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney)

·     Official Selection – Out on Film Festival (Atlanta)

·     Official Selection – Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

·     Official Selection – Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival

·     Official Selection – Paris Independent Film Festival

·     Official Selection – Cleveland International Film Festival

·     Official Selection – Pink Apple Film Festival (Zurich)

·     Official Selection – MiFo LGBT Film Festival (Miami)

·     Official Selection – Rainbow Fest (Baltimore)