Daryl and Zoe have going out for four years and boredom is starting to set in. But their relationship is so close that it’s almost an addiction. Thus, they decide to plan their separation and come up with a strategy that lets them see each other every other day and also go out with other people, experimenting life as an open couple first-hand. Their parents become involved in this attempt as well, giving advice but above all asking themselves the same questions as their children.
“This film was born out of the desire to want to see a fresh, thoughtful new look at the way twenty-somethings were being portrayed on screen. I wanted to create a story that I could identify with as a twenty-five year old where my demographic wasn’t being depicted as meandering or stereotypical. I wanted to see a story where people my age were actively seeking answers; a world in which parents ask the same questions as children, and children force parents to explore notions of loneliness and happiness much later in life.”
Daryl Wein (Santa Monica, CA, USA, 1983) is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and University of Southern California School of Film and Television. In 2006 he directed Unlocked, a short drama presented in the Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and at twenty other film festivals. His feature length documentary, Sex Positive, won the Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest Film Fest, and was an official selection at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival, London Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival. As an actor, he has appeared in films including Breaking Upwards, his last feature film.
Unlocked (cm, 2006), Sex Positive (doc., 2008), Breaking Upwards (2009).
Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones, Peter Duchan
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Zoe Lister-Jones (Zoe), Daryl Wein (Daryl), Joanie (Julie White), Peter Friedman (Alan), Andrea Martin (Helaine), Pablo Schreiber (Turner), La Chanze (Maggie), Olivia Thirlby (Erika), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Dylan), Heather Burns (Hannah)
Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones
produzione, vendita all’estero/production, world sales
Daryl Wein Films