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Love Is Dead!

A traditional family sitcom exploring all the traditional network television tropes – chauvinism, sexism, adultery, rape, murder, love, etcetera.

  • Josh Folan
    catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue, What Would Bear Do?
  • Seanie Sugrue
    catch 22: based on the unwritten story seanie sugrue
  • Josh Folan
    The Light of the Moon, Ask For Jane, BODY, The Lives of Hamilton Fish
  • Lolita Foster
    Key Cast
    Orange is the New Black
  • Al Thompson
    Key Cast
    Royal Tenenbaums, A Walk to Remember, Love Don't Cost A Thing
  • Alice Kremelberg
    Key Cast
    Orange is the New Black, 30 Rock
  • Josh Folan
    Key Cast
    Ay Lav Yu, All My Children, All God's Creatures
  • Alix Elias
    Key Cast
  • Lana Yoo
    Key Cast
  • Dave Cohen
    Key Cast
    Eastbound and Down
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Josh Folan

Josh Folan is a producer, writer, director, editor and actor with professional credits dating back to 2005, prior to which he studied finance at The Ohio State University. Filmmaking highlights since founding NYEH Entertainment in 2008 include Ask For Jane, The Light of the Moon (2017 SXSW audience award winner), Nobody's Watching (2017 Tribeca selection), BODY (2015 Slamdance selection), The Lives of Hamilton Fish (2015 Raindance selection), catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue (2016 SOHO Int’l selection/2017 QWFF best screenplay nomination), All God’s Creatures (2011 Hoboken Int’l best screenplay and actress nominations). Also an author and contributor to the independent filmmaking blog community, he penned the low-budget indie case study Filmmaking, the Hard Way.

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Director Statement

It's weird. An adaption of gritty NYC-based playwright Seanie Sugrue’s stage work titled “Love Is Dead!” Shot in a traditional three-camera sitcom setup on a psuedo sound stage in Queens, NY as three standalone episodes of a television show that’s WAY too risque for any network’s rigid, conformative tastes, LID! very simply has never been done. We went all the way with the old-school 70-80’s sitcom format – the three-camera sitcom setup, framed it in a 4×3 video aspect ratio, added a range of VHS tape playback effects to both picture and sound, painted in a studio audience reacting inappropriately, even threw in commercial breaks with off-putting PSA’s and ads. It aims to be the TV show that every morbid sitcom writer’s room from yesteryear wished it could have been.