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The Other Capulet

Rosaline is not your typical New Yorker – she has a curse that's been passed down to her by her mother, who was on her deathbed. For Rosaline to break her curse she needs to bear a son, unfortunately, it may be a little too late for her. Her only hope is meeting her one true love, a Prince Charming per say – the one who can help set her free. As Rosaline sits next to one of her latest victims, she contemplates on her day, her age, and her life from this point on. Forsaking her mother, for her state in the modern world, is one of her biggest conflicts, along with the fact that every man she meets, swoons over her immediately and eventually perishes. In the case of Romeo, who she unexpectedly meets, and falls head over heels for, it's a lot trickier for Rosaline than she foresees. After a defiant and persistent Romeo shows up at Rosaline's door, every day for two weeks, charming her with smiles and tea, Rosaline thinks Romeo can possibly be the one to break and save her from this life sentence. When Rosaline finally agrees to go out with Romeo, the night is the most magical she's had in forever. As the night winds down, Rosaline finds herself feeling saved, Romeo is the one. Sadly enough, Rosaline's, moment of hope, vanishes when Romeo faces the same fate as the others. Rosaline is forever damned to be alone.

  • Afonso Henrique
    Director
    Mr. Kiss, For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
  • Afonso Henrique
    Writer
    Mr. Kiss, For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
  • Afonso Henrique
    Producer
    Mr. Kiss, For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
  • Andrew Hecht
    Producer
    Lizard Lick Towing, Mr. Kiss
  • Alessia Sushko
    Key Cast
    “Roslaine Capulet”
    Girls, House of Cards, Billions
  • Matt Raimo
    Key Cast
    “Romeo Montague”
    Man of Action, Recovery Road, The Neighborhood
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Romance, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • South Film And Arts Academy Festival
    Burgos Rancagua
    Chile
    December 16, 2017
    Best Romance Short Film and Honorable Mention(s) Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design and Best Lead Female
  • Grove Film Festival
    Jersey City
    United States
    December 20, 2017
    Best Film and Audience Choice
  • Firefly Film Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 8, 2018
    Online Monthly Festival
    Best Film
  • Westwing Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 9, 2018
    Online Monthly Festival
    Best FIlm
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 26, 2017
    Online Monthly Festival
    Honorable Mention
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Aosta
    Italy
    January 15, 2018
    Online Monthly Festival
    Best Screenplay
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Aosta
    Italy
    January 15, 2018
    Online Monthly Festival
    Finalist Best Film, Best 1st Time Director, Best Idea
  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 29, 2018
    Online Monthly Festival
    Finalist
  • Mindfield Film Festival • Albuquerque
    Albuquerque
    United States
    January 31, 2018
    Online Bi-Monthly Festival
    Best Film (Gold)
  • Firefly Film Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 8, 2018
    Online Monthly Festival
    Best Screenplay
Director Biography - Afonso Henrique

Afonso J Henrique was born in Faro, Portugal and moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of four. After spending his childhood in the Tri-State area, he joined the US Navy and honorably served our beautiful country for 12 years. After his time in service, Afonso decided to go back to school to follow his true calling in life - Film. He has his A.A. in Writing and Literature from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and is completing his B.A. in Screenwriting and Film at Brooklyn College.

Afonso was selected as a Screenwriter Fellow with Time Warner (2016) and has also completed his Screenwriters Certification with Industrial Scripts. He is also a member of the International Screenwriters Association (ISA) and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP).

In 2017, Afonso was selected as a juror for the New York International Screenplay Association (NYISA) and also played an important role as a Supplemental Instructor for a Screenwriting Class at BMCC.

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Director Statement

The Other Capulet is true and dear to my heart, not only because it's my first film, but more importantly the story it conveys about Rosaline Capulet and Romeo Montague. Rosaline is the link in the whole Shakespeare story of "Romeo and Juliet." Without her, there is no story, and Rosaline in this modern-day world lets us understand as to why she wasn't able to truly love Romeo the way she wishes she could've.