A mid-life crisis photographer with an ailing mom falls for his intriguing mother-in-law, forcing him to choose between his distant young wife and a very taboo love.

A Family Affair is a new feature film project being developed by indie filmmaker, Tim Bartell.


A comedy-drama-romance, it’s a story about love, aging, and the inescapable nature of both. It takes on illicit love, sex, marriage, infidelity and family, sympathetically mixing drama with comedy found in unexpected places.

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The script for A Family Affair was an Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist and won accolades from several other top screenwriting competitions. The script features four outstanding acting parts; the kind of coveted roles that attract name actors and are remembered come awards season.

We're excited to announce that KIRSTIE ALLEY will be playing the co-leading role of Olivia in A Family Affair! See the announcement here and here.

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