Inclusion StatementModern dating is a complex thing, with a lot of expectations and intentions involved. No Love Here wishes to start conversations about the expectations people put on each other in the dating world, in particular those based on gender.
About The Project
No Love Here tells the parallel stories of Aline and Ethan, whom fate brings crashing together.
Aline has just moved to the city, and finds herself in the depths of loneliness in the place she now calls home. Ethan has a more well established life in the city, living with his best friend Dylan. Despite the distinct difference of these situations they have one thing in common: an affinity for a dating app.
Aline approaches the app looking for a meaningful relationship and connection, churning through a tiring number of dates, ultimately going nowhere. Ethan uses the app for his toxic and objectifying sexual escapades, saying he is "not the type for marriage."
These crucially different intentions collide when the two match, and their night together takes fateful turns away from its hopeful beginning, bringing them both face to face with the truth of the cycles they have thrown themselves into, and forcing them to consider the destination of the difficult paths they walk.
Love is a feeling, a phenomenon that everyone seeks in all the connections they make, something everyone knows when they find it, and something that has always been there as long as human hearts have been beating. But one thing that has changed about love is the definition society has given it.
In this age, connection has become a game. With the creation of dating apps and social media, we continually swipe and scroll, some small part of us believing connection is one more swipe away. Love has become a goal, a victory. An object to be worked for and obtained.
And for many, this new definition and attitude towards love helps them find it. For others, like Aline, it becomes a way of running from feelings of loneliness and insecurity. For still others, like Ethan, this definition turns love into a twisted concept that objectifies and forgets the beating heart on the other end of the line.
This is the age our team lives in. And to be clear, this film is by no means meant to judge anything about this new world we find ourselves in. It is simply meant to tell a story that starts conversations and opens eyes within its audience about the love they seek, but also the love sought by the other beating hearts all around us, so that we can better understand each other.
- To bring our vision to life and tell the story in the best visual way possible, a lot of camera, lighting, and sound equipment is required!
Festivals and Post-Production
- After principal photography is completed, we have a lot of post-production processes that will make the final product the best it can be. Then, we are going to submit to festivals and allow the film to reach its audience and start the conversations it inspires!
- This film has 13 locations that make up the world of No Love Here!
- With a cast and crew of 20 people across three full weekends and 13 locations of shooting, we gotta keep our team fed and happy!
- With this high number of locations, transporting our entire cast and crew for all of our shoots is quite a task!
- All of our locations have to be dressed with props and decorations to make the world of No Love Here come to life
- This is for the small expenses that come up on set, such as a first aid kit to have availabile on set, extra extension cords, etc.
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About This Team
Casey Spillane - Producer
My name is Casey Spillane and I am the producer for No Love Here. I am from Fishers, Indiana, and am a junior at Boston University.
I chose to work on No Love Here because I connected with the story both with the experiences in dating today as well as the core statement it makes about how we connect with each other and welcome love into our lives. I believe this story will help people think about the ways they interact with other people around them with the same desire for love that they possess.
In the future I hope to write and produce for television.
Trey Braheem - Director, Writer
My name is Trey Braheem and I am the writer and director of No Love Here. I’m from Thousand Oaks, California and am a senior at Boston University.
I wrote and directed No Love Here because I felt that a story about the challenging experiences of dating apps would be something that people could relate to, and would hopefully prompt people to reevaluate the way they act in intimate settings, as well as the reasons why they use dating apps in the first place.
I love film because the medium affords the opportunity to send a visceral message to a large audience, and my goal for the future is to continue telling stories that have personal and cultural significance.
Olivia Tyler - Director of Photography
I’m Olivia and I’m the Director of Photography for No Love Here. I’ve enjoyed being able to be extremely expressive with the cinematography for this film, specifically through the language of color.
I wanted to mimic the duality of emotions that dating apps instill in users: feelings of validation vs. feelings of isolation. Just as an orange lit room for example can instill feelings of safety vs. feelings of suffocation depending on the context.
My goal for the future is to be able to continue expressing these complex emotions effectively through visual language, specifically on feature films or music videos.
Sophia Ricciardi - Production Designer
My name is Sophia Ricciardi, and I’m the production designer on No Love Here. Originally from Philadelphia, I’m currently a senior studying film and chinese at Boston University. Throughout production I’ve had the opportunity to play with the fine details on set, adding little touches to bring the lonely world of the film to life.
I’m passionate about the way production design can work in tandem with the story to inform who these characters are, and in a story like No Love Here establishing the characters within a world that feels real is incredibly important.
Bethany Grenier - Editor
My name is Bethany Grenier and I am the Editor on No Love Here. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I am a passionate filmmaker who is pursuing a dual major in Public Relations and Film&TV at Boston University.
I am excited to be working on a film that so relatably depicts the harsh reality of our technological dating world. I believe No Love Here is a story that will bring people together through the shared experiences of swiping for love.
Emma Laird - Actor, Aline
My name is Emma Laird, and I am playing Aline in the film No Love Here. I am from Orange County, California, and I am now a sophomore pursuing a BFA in Acting at Boston University.
I wanted to work on this film because it presented exciting challenges for me as an artist and there are many themes within Aline and Ethan’s story that I can relate to. This project illuminates some of the reasons as to why people long for human connection. It urges a person to question what kind of love they should be searching for when the “love” from others does not bring them.
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