What do you get when you cross Four Weddings and a Funeral and Lie with Me, add a dash of obsessive stalker, a pinch of Peter Pan Syndrome, and sprinkle in some Amanda Tapping? You’ve got award-winning filmmaker Katrin Bowen’s long awaited flick Random Acts of Romance.
“Random Acts of Romance is a feature comedy about intense characters in extreme relationship situations–and the crazy and obsessive behaviors that spring from this thing called love. The story is paced like an emotional roller coaster, punctuated by moments of uncomfortably illuminating hilarity as characters confront situations we all identify with.” -RandomActsOfRomance.com
The film boasts a cast of fabulous actors including Robert Moloney (The Odds) as David and Laura Bertram (Andromeda) as Holly, a pair of newlyweds who are supposed to be in love. Also included are Sonja Bennett (Young People F**cking), as Lynne, David’s secretary with stalker-like tendencies; Katherine Isabell (Endgame) as Bud, a pot smoking lesbian; Ted Whittall (Once Upon a Time) as Richard, an attractive yet jerk of a millionaire; and Zak Santiago (Amazon Falls, V) as Matt, a man who, despite his age, hasn’t quite made it to adulthood.
So where does Amanda fit in? Amanda is slated to play Dianne, the wife of Matt. Did we forget to mention they met in college and that Dianne was Matt’s teacher? You can see where this is going… After several years of marriage Matt still thinks he’s in college and it drives Dianne crazy. Despite the fact they communicate by arguing, Matt is determined to show Dianne he still loves her. Of course his methods are described as “reckless, outlandish and 100% illegal.” What could possibly go wrong?
Director Katrin Bowen is best known for her first feature film Amazon Falls, a dramedy about an aging B-movie actress, which has gained a cult following among 20-something women. Amazon Falls earned Bowen the Best Debut Feature Award at the Female Eye Film Festival and the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award from Women in Film. Amazon Falls premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010 to rave reviews and went on to win a 2011 Leo Award for Best Female Performance. Not too shabby for her first feature film huh? If you haven’t seen Amazon Falls yet you’re missing out. You can purchase Amazon Falls on Amazon.com.
Random Acts of Romance begins filming January 31st. This is one film we can’t wait to see!