Freeheld

Character: Laurel Hester

Directed by: Peter Sollett

Written by: Ron Nyswaner

Produced by: Ellen Page, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, James D. Stern, Cynthia Wade

Cast Members: Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

Released date: October 2, 2015

Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama

Duration: 1h 43min

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey detective Laurel Hester wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree. Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells and activist Steven Goldstein, who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple's fight for equality.

Taglines

→ All love is equal
→ A true story of love and injustice.
→ Love is love

Character’s Quotes

• When my heterosexual partners die. Their pension goes to their spouses. But because my partner is a woman, I don’t get to do that. In my twenty three years of being a police officer, I’ve never asked for special treatment. I’m only asking for equality.

Script developed by Never Enough Design