MIKE & SETH

Adapted from the acclaimed play by Daniel Talbott, MIKE & SETH explores the long-standing relationship between two childhood best friends. When Seth, the best man, arrives to town for Mike and Emily's wedding, the boys spend one last night alone. Seth is haunted by memories of his and Mike's complicated past. The night reveals secrets, privilege, and fear of what's to come. Are we deserving of our desires if we can't face our betrayals?

  • Lovell Holder
    Director
    Loserville, You Say Hello, Softer
  • Tanner Medding
    Producer
  • Lovell Holder
    Writer
    Loserville
  • Daniel Talbott
    Writer
    You Say Hello, The Mist (TV), The Conners (TV)
  • Tanner Medding
    Key Cast
    "Seth"
    AIRWAY, Motel Evil, November
  • Joseph Stromberg
    Key Cast
    "Mike"
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Book Club, NCIS
  • Matt Plaxco
    Director of Photography
    You Say Hello, Softer
  • Morgan Halsey
    Editor
    Working Man, The Good Ones, Loserville, You Say Hello, Softer
  • David Gonzalez
    Composer
  • Lovell Holder
    Executive Producers
    The End of Us, Some Freaks, You Say Hello, Loserville, Working Man, Pieces of Me
  • Daniel Talbott
    Executive Producers
    You Say Hello
  • Annie Worden
    Executive Producers
  • Matthew Marder
    1st Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Queer, Gay, Short, Romance
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Micheaux Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 30, 2021
    North American Premiere (in theater)/Los Angeles Premiere (virtual & in theater))
    Nomination: Outstanding Dramatic Actor (short form) - Tanner Medding
  • New Renaissance Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    February 28, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection 2020
  • New Renaissance Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    n/a
    WINNER: Best LGBT Short Screenplay 2019
  • OUTshine Film Festival - Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    United States
    December 3, 2020
    East Coast/Florida
    Official Selection 2020
  • Louisville International Festival of Film
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Southern U.S./Kentucky
    Official Selection 2020
  • Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    September 11, 2020
    North American Premiere (virtual)
    Official Selection 2020
  • We Make Movies International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 8, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Pasadena International Film Festival
    Pasadena
    United States
    n/a
    Nominated for Best Short Screenplay 2020
Director Biography - Lovell Holder

Lovell Holder is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, producer, and director. He graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, and he received his MFA from Brown University.

Feature Film:
Ian MacAllister-McDonald's Some Freaks (producer; starring Thomas Mann, Tony nominee Marin Ireland); Loserville (director/co-writer, producer alongside Tony winner Sara Ramirez; starring Darby Stanchfield, Matt McGorry); Robert Jury's Working Man (producer; starring Oscar nominee Talia Shire, Peter Gerety, Billy Brown); Henry Loevner & Steven Kanter's The End of Us (producer; SXSW 2021 narrative feature competition).

Short Film:
Samantha Soule's Birdwatching (producer; starring Amanda Seyfried); Daniel Talbott’s You Say Hello (director/producer; starring Will Pullen); Olivia Hamilton’s Surrogate (producer, alongside Oscar winner Damien Chazelle); Roger Q. Mason's Softer (director/producer); Anna Chazelle's Narrow (producer); Julia Max's Pieces of Me (producer).

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