Fair Haven (film)

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Fair Haven
Fair Haven 2016 poster.jpg
Directed byKerstin Karlhuber
Written byJack Bryant
Story byJack Bryant
Kerstin Karlhuber
Produced byTom Malloy
StarringTom Wopat
Michael Grant
Gregory Harrison
Josh Green
Lily Anne Harrison
CinematographyJason Beasley
Edited byFrank Reynolds
Music byChristopher Farrell
Silent Giant Productions
Trick Candle Productions
Distributed byBreaking Glass Pictures
Release date
  • April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Fair Haven is a 2016 American independent drama film directed by Kerstin Karlhuber, written by Jack Bryant, produced by Tom Malloy, and starring Tom Wopat, Michael Grant, Gregory Harrison, Josh Green, and Lily Anne Harrison.

The film was released by Breaking Glass Pictures digitally and theatrically and it premiered on Showtime Networks in June 2017.


A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.


  • Tom Wopat as Richard
  • Michael Grant as James
  • Gregory Harrison as Dr. Gallagher
  • Josh Green as Charlie
  • Lily Anne Harrison (Gregory Harrison's daughter) as Suzy
  • Tom Malloy as Reverend Thomas
  • Jennifer Taylor as Ruby
  • Lisa Varga as Patricia
  • Denise Dorado as Helena
  • Michael Cuddire as Sebastian
  • Janne Herrington as Melissa


Although the film takes place in Vermont, it was shot on location in and around Rochester, New York, in June 2014.


Fair Haven premiered domestically at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in Washington, D.C. in April 2016 before completing an extensive international festival run. The film's international premiere was in Turin, Italy in May 2016. An American theatrical release followed in March 2017 in Los Angeles. The film premiered on Showtime Networks in June 2017 and was also released digitally and on DVD by Breaking Glass Pictures. The film's sales agent is The Little Film Company. It continues to release internationally in foreign territories.


Fair Haven was called a "bold new film" by The Huffington Post and "stirring, well acted, and tenderly wrought" by the Los Angeles Times. The film was also named a "Don't Miss Indie" by Film Independent.


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