Pushing Dead


Dan is a struggling writer and has been HIV-positive for over 20 years. After depositing a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his insurance plan for earning too much. In this new era of ‘sort-of’ universal healthcare, can he take on a helpless bureaucracy or come up with $3,000 a month to buy his meds on his own?


“…funny, insightful, and slightly heartbreaking…” – The Reel Deal


 Tom E. Brown, Director

Tom E. Brown has been making films since the age of ten when he picked up his dad’s 8mm movie camera, a superhero cape, and a handful of smoke bombs. His films have been featured at the American Museum of Natural History, the Walker Art Center, and the Guggenheim. His work has been televised nationally and internationally, airing on PBS, Bravo, and The Independent Film Channel. He attended the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs to workshop Pushing Dead. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for this pioneering project. Brown was previously named one of the “25 New Faces of Indie Film” by Filmmaker Magazine.


Tuesday September 12, 2017 Capitol Arts Center Bowling Green, KY 7:00 PM CT
Thursday September 21, 2017 Dixie Center for the Arts Ruston, LA 7:00 PM CT
Friday September 22, 2017 Hearn Stage Alexandria, LA 7:00 PM CT


RESCHEDULED, Skype interview with filmmaker

November 17, 2017 South Miami-Dade Cultural Center Cutler Bay, FL 8:30 PM ET
Sunday November 19, 2017 Askew Student Life Cinema, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 5:00 PM ET



January 18, 2018 Bailey Hall, Broward College Davie, FL 7:30 PM ET