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A lonely New Yorker serendipitously meets a mysterious Foreigner and sparks ignite. A meditation on connection in the digital age.
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The story

Foreign Lovers is a passion project inspired by true events. An LGBT romantic dramedy where two strangers from different parts of the world serendipitously collide and share an organic connection. Sparks ensue and inspire changes within. Along the way we meet a palette of wild characters that you only encounter in New York. A colorful dream like meditation on love and life in the digital world.

Why now?

 I was coming off a career enhancing experience and then was suddenly unemployed, un-inspired, and spending most of my time in solitude.  This is for anyone who has ever felt numb and allowed themselves the freedom  (if even for a moment) of letting someone in. 

We have an extremely talented multi-cultural cast and creative crew. Our goal is to tell an authentic and diverse story without the cliches or the over use of sex that is often found in gay content. It is important now more than ever to show the world positive depictions of the gay community and showcase actors of all ethnicities. Donald Trump be damned. Our cinematographer Eunah-Lee is the perfect person to capture the intimate moments between these characters in this chaotically beautiful city. Original score and music led by Joe Wood. This film will be full of style, color, and sound. 

Why we need your help

We are raising funds to make sure Foreign Lovers is of the highest industry standards and to ensure a successful film festival run. Shooting January 2017 hell or high water.

Most professional short films cost on average 10k. Below is where your contributions will be put to use:

  • Paying the cast and crew
  • Camera & Equipment
  •  Lights
  • Sound 
  • ADR
  •  Food 
  • Locations 
  • Music license 
  • Editing 
  • PR
  • Insurance
  • Transportation 
  • Festival submissions 
  • Special effects  

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. 

We love you and promise to deliver a beautiful piece of storytelling filled with truth and heart.

Risks and challenges

This is a huge undertaking for myself and there are so many factors that could go wrong: losing locations, actor schedules, snowstorms etc. The team that I have built, the passion in my heart, and the magic already surrounding this film...there is no doubt we will see it through. Join us.

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    Grazie

    Along with the above thanks we will send a thank you and Foreign Lovers pin.

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    Gracias

    Along with the above we will send you a special Foreign Lovers mix with songs that inspired the film spun by Timothy aka T-RYAN.

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    Danke

    Along with all the above for your generous donation we will send a digital copy of the screenplay.

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    Kop khun

    All of the above plus a 3 hour DJ set by T-RYAN at your next event and a special thank you in our credits of the film.

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    감사합니다

    You are too much! We love you. Come hang out a day on set! Included is all of the above as well as an Associate Producer credit and invitation to our expected wrap party.

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