A Film By Zack Stratis
Could Be Worse! is the ultimate family coming out story that is both entertaining and educational. Meet the Stratis family as they are confronted by their son Zack's homosexuality on the eve of his parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The youngest of four siblings, Zack wants to examine the dynamic that holds the family together by making a movie in which they are the stars. Rather than just shooting a straight documentary, Zack blends interviews, scripted drama and musical numbers into a unique family portrait. The result is a hilarious, deeply moving, and thought-provoking educational film on family hierarchy, the meaning of marriage, ethnic issues, male/female roles and sexuality. In the end, Zack unexpectedly learns that everyone has his or her own story to tell and issues to come out about. Could Be Worse! is an award-winning film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and traveled the world festival circuit.