Sharon Gless stars in dramatic feature

SHARON GLESS stars in director Wendy Jo Carlton’s debut feature, “Hannah Free,” adapted by two-time Jeff winner Claudia Allen from Allen’s own play.

The low-budget period production starts here Nov. 2 through Nov. 20. Primary location is an old Prairie District house, “with each room dressed in a different period,” says co-producer Tracy Baim, Windy City Media owner/publisher.

Gless stars as Hannah, a woman fighting for visitation rights for her dying life partner, recalling the decades they spent together and apart.

Co-starring is Taylor Miller (“All My Children”); there’s a cast of 12 principals and about 20 extras.

Baim says her appreciation of author Allen’s stories and her desire “to tell stories in different ways,” was her main motivation for producing the movie.

Baim and Carlton were both producers of the 2006 Gay Games official documentary.

DP is Gretchen Warthen (“America’s Next Top Model”). Production manager, Shadie Elnashai (“The First Breath of Tengan Rei”). Production designer, Rick Paul (“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2”). Sharon Zurek will edit.

Baim expects the film to be completed by late spring.