"This is not a love story. It's a story about love."

I co-wrote, co-directed, shot, and edited this 15-minute drama during my senior year of high school.

Wandering alone on Valentine's Day while contemplating the world's confusing definition of 'love', a reclusive teenager is forever changed by an accidental discovery. Through a surprising turn of events, he finds a new perspective on the mystery only defined as love.

The Film:

"As insightful as it is original (and unpredictable)." - Rochester, MN Post Bulletin

On January 3, 2012, the film premiered to a sold-out audience of 300+ at a local multiplex. Since then, it's played various independent film festivals across the US:

On The Edge Film Festival - International Falls, MN - Audience Choice Award
Williamsburg International Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Certificate of Merit
Life Fest - Los Angeles, CA - Official Selection
Snake Alley Festival of Film - Burlington, IA - Official Selection
Lifetree Film Festival - [Traveling] - Official Selection
Prairie State Film Festival - Chicago, IL - Official Selection
Peace River Film Festival - Punta Gorda, FL - Official Selection

Nate DeBoer and Landon Brands at the premiere | Photo Credit: David Ferber

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