Gabe tries to get over a break-up by dating, while his friends head for an epic showdown in their relationships. It’s about how 20-somethings deal with relationships in New York marked by technology and booze.
Key People (e.g. cast, crew, etc.):
Lukas Raphael (Director/Writer/Actor), Peter Pavlakis (DP/Editor/Co-Director), Jennifer Sciarra (Producer), Andrea Boehlke (Cast), Alexis Nicole Smith (Cast), Jonathan Eric Foster (Co-Writer)
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
As a Festival it has a great reputation, particularly with supporting the filmmakers that are part of it and I love the way the the festival is bi-coastal and works around the year to build a community which is just fantastic.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Lukas, the director, is excited to be there.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
It is a New York movie, shot in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and we wanted to represent the diversity of the city in the film, but rather than making a point of it, we wanted the diversity to be that what it is, the norm and the everyday you don’t even think twice about. It’s about dating, love, heartbreak and friendship and the messing bits in between.
What should viewers expect from your film?
We have a great deal of incredible music in the film, with a lot of original songs from some amazing artists. It is a great ensemble and collaboration piece where everyone has a lot of input in the process so I think the fill really reflects everyone involved. There is some Tango dancing, poker, a great cast and a lot of snow.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
Filming in New York is always exciting/funny/frustrating, but we had been shooting outside in the morning with temperatures below freezing and so when the next location was indoor it was very exciting. We were setting up in the apartment when the construction workers in on the next floor continued to break down walls after their lunch. We had little windows of about 10 sec between we could shoot. ‘Hold for Sound’ was the probably some of the most words used that week.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
We are really excited to be part of the FirstGlance community and meet other filmmakers.
What day and time is your film playing at FirstGlance?
Saturday, November 12th at 5:30 PM.
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
At www.trystmovie.com, we have a bunch of behind the scenes videos and things.
For more information on the FirstGlance Film Festival, or to buy tickets, visit their website.