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Synopsis: After a happenstance meeting, Tristan and Isaac fall deeply in love, developing a seemingly impermeable romance. As they try to navigate their strong feelings for each other amid harsh truths, consequences arise. This film explores and speaks on the distracted states we often find ourselves in these days – texting while driving, texting when with our lovers, and letting love itself distract us from our own realities. Loosely inspired by the classic love tragedy “Tristan and Isolde,” this poetic short endeavors to capture the magical feeling of being swept up in a consuming romance against the backdrop of our modern texting-driven society.

Genre

Romance

Rated

NR

Language

English

Run Time

13 minutes

Starring

Michaela Myers (Tristan)
Andrew Bowen (Isaac)

Directed by

Michaela Myers

Written by

Michaela Myers

Produced by

Michaela Myers
Karina Wolfe

Edited by

Michaela Myers

Cinematographer

Andressa Cordeiro

Director's Statement

With this project, I wanted to apply my love of classic Hollywood romance dramas to the telling of a story that comments on how our modern tech-driven world often leaves us distracted, disconnected, and removed. I wanted to capture the feeling of being in a bubble, both while caught up in a romance, and when we have our heads buried in our devices, as either situation can encourage a distorted view of reality.

It was my delight to shoot this project on 16mm, which I found created a heightened sense of intimacy as well as giving the film that classic romance aesthetic. As the director, writer, producer, editor and star, this project was an incredible challenge, but really proved to be a wonderful growing experience with some hard-learned lessons on the way. Ultimately, I’m very proud of what our team was able to accomplish, and I hope you enjoy it.

Director's Bio

Myers is a writer, director, and producer with a penchant for creating work that is both moving and feels like a personal memory or experience. She recently went to SXSW with a pilot she produced, and has been featured in Vulture and TubeFilter with high praise for her character work and work as a writer and creator. She also created and starred in the solo show “I Am Vertical,” which won the Encore award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and went on to premiere in New York at the United Solo Festival. She is absolutely thrilled at producing and releasing her first short film on 16mm film.

Country of Origin

USA

Production Year

2019

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