Love Market – Feature Film
Overview: Love Market is my first feature film as a director. Creatively, I was inspired by Wong Kar-wai’s Chungking Express because it’s such a bold film that takes so many artistic risks and they pay off. And from a narrative standpoint, there’s a variety of characters that go about their lives but they all bump into each other at a late-night restaurant. I felt I could utilize Downtown LA and Grand Central Market specifically in such a way.
Technically, it was director Robert Rodriquez’s Rebel Without a Crew book that provided the necessary roadmap. That book chronicles the making of his first film, El Mariachi, which he made on a shoe-string budget of $7,000.
Since I live in LA and know so many talented people, I thought why not go for it? It’s part of my overall spirit to never let fear or seeming lack of resources prevent me from pursuing my passions. Making films is definitely one of my passions. Luckily, an amazing group of collaborators joined me on this project and together we made this film. We hope you enjoy it.
Synopsis: An uninspired lawyer, his enthusiastic protégé, and an aspiring musician look for romance and meaning in Downtown Los Angeles. Throughout their interwoven journeys, the three are forced to face their pasts and rethink their futures as they encounter timeless art, unrequited love, and pogo sticks.
Lead Actors: Khaliel Abdelrahim, Amy Cassandra Martinez, Lauren LoGrasso, Sara Stretton, Napoleon Tavale, Chloe West
Supporting Cast: Danny Royce, Tamara Berg, Steve Bottomley, Grace DeMarco, Dariany Santana, Jesse Janedy, Derrial Christon, Danielle Crook, John Comerford, JJ Jurgens, Dakota T. Jones
Director: Phil Svitek
Writers: Phil Svitek and Taylor Gates
Producers: Courtney Stewart, Ian Keiser, John Comerford, Phil Svitek, Cristal McLaughlin, Anthony Becerra
Composer: Cody Schram
Additional Score: Georgios Lazaridis
Featuring Music By: Lauren LoGrasso and Will Knox
Sound Design: Edgar Cortes
Sound Mix: Edgar Cortes and Richard Vission
Colorist: Jefferson Rosa
VFX: Mrinal Dutta
GFX: Marisa Serafina and Jonathan Moulton
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