Synopsis: Early December, New York City, and everyone is on the hunt for love. Why? Because they haven’t found it and because they haven’t found it, they imagine it. They make it into a myth and chase the myth instead. And that is not love. Meet Frank. Frank’s not young. Meet Reyna. Reyna is young. They become lovers, but Frank winds up back at the fragile altar of his 30-year marriage to Paula. Who’d he pick? Two Irish Construction Workers dig for the answer in the myth of Tristan and Isolde. Do we make our own choices or does Fate do it for us? And in the meantime, all we have is the Chase–in this ever-clash between the erotic and the domestic, between myth and mortality, between you and the one you’re still looking for.
Louise Martin (Paula)
Tonya Cornelisse (Joelle)
Russell Simpson (Construction Worker 1)
Cameron Tagge (Construction Worker 2)
I want to put the viewers in situations they recognize without dropping the breadcrumbs to tell them how they got there. I want to open their private eye onto the impressionistic world of the Interior. Our shared Interior. The drama of the private “I”.
Stephen Keep Mills (Writer/Director/Actor/Producer) made his directorial film debut with the 15-minute “A Cigar at the Beach” (2005) which screened world-wide in 166 festivals, winning 47 awards. He followed that up with another short “LIMINAL” in 2008 accumulating 84 festival screenings and 30 awards. “Love is not Love” is Mills’ debut feature as director.
Mills left the Yale Drama School in the spring of 1969 to act with the Guthrie Theatre and then appeared over the next seventeen years with many regional companies in both the US and Canada. He has appeared On and Off-Broadway, as well as on screen as an actor and off-screen as director.
Mills currently is developing another feature based on a 1947 play by Italian playwright Ugo Betti.