Jeff Porter of Porter Pictures closes WorldWide distribution deal for new feature film "Limerence"
Writer/Director Tammy Minoff's ("I Am Not A Hipster," "Detention"), richly layered, award winning directorial debut "Limerence," cleverly tips the scales on Hollywood's approach to a romantic comedy. Women get to see themselves in female lead Rosemary-as complex, independent and real, breaking the stereotypes society has fed us. This independent gem of a film will make its global VOD/Digital & DVD release across platforms everywhere on January 7th, 2020 through Gravitas Ventures, a RED ARROWStudios company. "Limerence," world premiered at the Other Venice Film Festival, winning Best Audience Award, before going on to win Best Feature at the SOHO International Film Festival. This richly textured film starts conversations and continues to engage audiences across the most coveted demographics. A comedy about love and all the ways we screw it up. In "Limerence," as is true in life, love is the risk.
The directorial debut of Tammy Minoff, "Limerence" is a cleverly crafted revision of romantic comedy. A free-spirited, aspiring painter moves to Venice, California where she falls for a charismatic gallery director and learns that commitment is a choice... love is not. "Limerence" is about finding love, adapting to change, and realizing you may not be ready for what you think you want. Starring Tammy Minoff ("I Am Not A Hipster," "Detention") as the fearless "Rosemary," and Matthew Del Negro ("Huge in France," "Goliath"), as "Tom," they are joined along THE JOURNEY by Billy Aaron Brown ("Jeepers Creepers 2," "8 Simple Rules"), Jennifer Lafleur ("Big Little Lies," "Billions"), Evan Arnold ("Spider-Man," "Ford V Ferrari"), Jack Merrill ("In the Valley of Elah," "Grey's Anatomy"), Michelle Mason ("CSI: Miami," "Call Jane"), and Marissa Ingrasci ("Licking Lemons," "Pig Hunt"). This crowd-pleasing romantic comedy is written, directed by Tammy Minoff, produced by Brad Zions ("Kissing Jessica Stein," "Ira & Abby"), & Minoff, co-produced Chris Hayes ("Divergent," "Headgame"), and executive produced by Matthew Del Negro ("Huge in France," "Goliath") and Michelle Mason ("CSI: Miami," "Call Jane"), with Cinematography by Chloe Weaver ("American Vandal," "True Detective").
Rosemary (Tammy Minoff), an aspiring painter and free spirit, moves to Venice where she hooks up with Tom (Matthew Del Negro), a local gallery director. Their intense chemistry quickly and unexpectedly evolves into a serious relationship. This passionate romance is juxtaposed with Tom's best friends, May (Jennifer Lafleur) and Donald (Evan Arnold), dealing with the monotony of their long marriage and the possibility of starting a family. Complicating everything is Leo, Rosemary's oft inappropriate yet earnest best friend from high school Leo (Billy Aaron Brown). All their feelings about the nature of love will put their relationship choices to the test and the answers aren't always black and white.
“I truly enjoyed working with Rob Kerchner of PushWorldwide and with Tammy Minoff directly in getting this deal done. I believe Gravitas will be a great home for the Feature film and thank Nick and Brendan for believing and getting behind this great project as well” says Jeff Porter of Porter Pictures.