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Love is not Love

Early December, New York City, and everyone is on the hunt for love. Why? Because they haven’t found it and because they haven’t found it, they make it into a myth and chase the myth instead. That is not love in this romantic drama of fantasy, fate, and yearning.

  • Stephen Keep Mills
    A Cigar at the Beach, Gift for Reba, LIMINAL
  • Stephen Keep Mills
    Hotel Lobby, A Cigar at the Beach, Gift for Reba, LIMINAL
  • Stephen Keep Mills
    Hotel Lobby, A Cigar at the Beach, Gift for Reba, LIMINAL
  • Alejandra Gollas
    Key Cast
  • Louise Martin
    Key Cast
  • Tonya Cornelisse
    Key Cast
  • Russell Simpson
    Key Cast
    "Construction Worker 1"
  • Cameron Tagge
    Key Cast
    "Construction Worker 2"
  • Stephen Keep Mills
    Key Cast
  • Steven Fadellin
  • Kinny Landrum
    Original Score
    Twin Peaks
  • Karen Glienke
    Editing and Sound Design
    88 Miles to Moscow
  • Michael Philpot
    Costume Designer
  • David S. McJunkin
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    San Jose, CA
    United States
    March 6, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    United States
    East Coast
    Official Selection
  • XVIII Cine Pobre Film Festival
    La Paz
    Mexican Premiere
    Best Self Funded Film
  • New Jersey Film Festival
    New Brunswick, NJ
    United States
    September 13, 2020
    Official Selection
  • BRECK Film Festival
  • Chelsea Film Festival
  • Reykjavik New Visions Film Festival
  • 83 Festivals + 90 Awards
Distribution Information
  • Random Media
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - Stephen Keep Mills

Stephen Keep Mills bade a fond farewell to the Yale Drama School (and the great Stella Adler) in the spring of 1969 to act with the Guthrie Theatre and subsequently performed on 20 years’ worth of regional stages across the US and Canada. He appeared on and Off- Broadway and guest-starred in over 25 episodic TV shows and Movies of the Week. He wrote and directed his first film, the 15-minute award-winning short: A Cigar at the Beach in 2005, then followed that up with another award-winning short: LIMINAL in 2008, starring Alejandra Gollas and Tonya Cornelisse, both of whom also star in Mills’ 2020 award-winning debut feature: Love is not Love now distributed by Random Media. Mills is currently preparing Durante una tarde a screen adaptation of famed Italian Playwright Ugo Betti’s 1947 play: Ispezione with a Latin cast.

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Director Statement

I want to put the viewers in places and situations they recognize but without dropping the breadcrumbs to tell them how they got there. I want to open their private eye onto the impressionistic world of the Interior. Our shared Interior. The drama of the private “I”.