Reed Cowan, the openly gay director behind 8: The Mormon Proposition, is working on a gay teen suicide movie.

Proposition is the controversial documentary that exposes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' (the Mormons) involvement in promoting California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Cowan told Greg Hernandez of that he's already recruited Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and producer Charles Robbins for the project.

He added that the documentary-style, made-for-television film will take a look at some of the gay teens that have called out for help.

“The film will start out inside the call center of The Trevor Project, which gets some 30,000 crisis phone calls a year,” Cowan said. “So the film will start out there and we will profile some of the young people who called in crisis. Whether they called with a bottle of pills in their hands, a gun to their head, a noose in one hand ready to put it around their necks. We are going to give that pain a voice, we're going to turn it into some purpose because this is a teachable moment in our world.”