Romance Is Dead

Finding it hard to cope with the loss of his fiancé, Donovan turns to his best friend, Adam, to implement a crazy plan to get him back.

  • Todd Jackson
    Director
  • Todd Jackson
    Writer
  • Alexis Best
    Producer
  • Iris Pulsingay
    Producer
  • Michael Cusimano
    Key Cast
    “Adam”
  • Thonie Lee
    Key Cast
    “Donovan”
  • Christine Liao
    Key Cast
    “Samantha”
  • Jenna Castillo
    Director of Photography
  • Toria Strigler
    Editor
  • Cameron Cross
    Sound Designer
  • Mitsu Miyashima
    Production Designer
  • Sal Navarro Jr.
    Production Designer
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Musical, LGBT, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 59 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • San Diego State University Emerging Filmmakers
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    May 9, 2018
    Official Selection
  • IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    August 7, 2018
    La Jolla Premiere
    Official Selection / Award of Merit
  • Queer Black Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    September 1, 2018
    Georgia Premiere
    Official Selection / Best Film / Best Director
  • Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    September 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • San Diego International Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection / Best Local Breakout Film
  • Reel Black Men Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    Los Angeles Preimere
    Official Selection
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    October 20, 2018
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Todd Jackson

Todd Jackson was born in North Carolina and grew up in Orlando, FL before transplanting to San Diego, CA. He spent most of his youth (and adulthood) drawing comic books, writing, and watching film. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Television, Film, and New Media and works as a Video Editor at WealthFit in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Todd is an award-winning screenwriter for his short script "5 Things Not to Feed A Baby" and an award-winning director for his short film "Romance Is Dead." He hopes to go on to become a television writer for the next hit CW TV show.

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