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LUVR

LUVR is a short film that explores the complexities of the intersection of love, technology, and human connection through a gay dating app. (For Subtitles in: De, En, Es, Fr, It, Pt, go to WatchLuvr.com)

  • Carlos Montes de Oca
    Director
    Valentine, Fruitcake, Dipped in Chocolate, Dead Hearts
  • Carlos Montes de Oca
    Writer
    Valentine, Fruitcake, Dipped in Chocolate, Dead Hearts
  • Carlos Montes de Oca
    Producer
    Valentine, Fruitcake, Dipped in Chocolate, Dead Hearts
  • Luis Canto
    Key Cast
    "Benjamín "
  • Alesis Fleitas
    Key Cast
    "David"
  • Carolina Rojas
    Key Cast
    "Anastasia "
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    LUVR
  • Genres:
    drama, comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Smartphone with Filmic Pro
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Muestra Internacional de Cine Amateur
    Mérida
    Mexico
    February 12, 2023
    Mexico
    Premiere
Director Biography - Carlos Montes de Oca

Born in Mexico City, 1986. Carlos began writing his first script at the age of 7 and made his first short film at the age of 13. After studying interior design, he attended film school and produced 7 shorts before dropping out. Despite struggling to make "LUVR" while producing music videos, he ultimately created the film, handling all aspects of the production as a one-man crew. Carlos is passionate about storytelling and creating connections through film.

Filmography:

- A Bad Movie (1999)
- You Are Next (2002)
- You are Still Next (2004)
- Happily Ever After (2008)
- Fruitcake (2010)
- Apple Tart (2011)
- Dipped in Chocolate (2012)
- Dead Hearts (2013)
- Valentine (2014)
- Troubled Self (Music Video for Gray 8's, 2016)
- Sunny Funny (Music Video for Cloud Solo, 2017)
- Cloudy Pouty (Music Video for Cloud Solo, 2018)
- LUVR (2023)

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Director Statement

LUVR is a short film that explores the complexities of the intersection of love, technology, and human connection through a gay dating app. It is aesthetically inspired in photo slides from the early 80's where a vintage look meets modern technology.