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Karmic Connection

Two lovers, destined to meet again, have a heart-to-heart they never got to have.

  • Valeria Sweet
    Red String of Fate
  • Valeria Sweet
    Red String of Fate, Contenders, Lana
  • Valeria Sweet
    Red String of Fate, The Vow, Contenders, LanaV
  • Ratmir Garifullin
    Red String of Fate
  • Valeria Sweet
    Key Cast
    Love in the City of Angels
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Кармическая связь
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, International, Foreign Film
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Valeria Sweet

Valeria Sweet is a storyteller on screen, creator off screen, and an award-winning producer. Stories she likes to tell have elements of romance and fateful connections. As a producer and a filmmaker, she loves creating and editing stories, and casting the projects. She is a solution-seeker and sees the bigger picture. Last year she produced an award-winning romantic drama, The Vow, which had a mostly Asian American cast, international crew, and won Best Short Film Drama at Burbank International Film Festival 2018.

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Director Statement

Karmic Connection is a sequel, but nonetheless standalone, to a film Red String of Fate. The films follow Stella and Max, whose lives and souls are so intertwined that they are drawn to each other throughout the years. This short film is another coincidence story of Stella and Max running into each other as years have passed. Do they still feel the same?

In this film, I wanted the viewers to learn what a karmic connection looks like and leads to. It's a different kind of soulmate story. Two characters from the past, meet again in the present, to figure out their future, putting their hearts on the line and risking their futures as well. It is a story of love, forgiveness, and an invisible force pulling two people back to each other.

Ones familiar with the romantic films will feel my influences from films like Love Me If You Dare and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.

When I tell people about this film, they tell me it reminds them of their life. I have met many who have experienced a soulmate connection and have had long distance relationships. It touches them and they feel the raw emotions of this "will they or won't they" story. It makes them wonder what they would do in that situation.

The film was filmed in Russia, in my native city of Kazan that I visit every year. It is in Russian with English subtitles.