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Recycled Love

Love is fickle. Dive into the dark and funny side of online dating culture with this quick and snappy romantic comedy.

  • Nick Pernisco
    Love Letter (2021), Finally Home (2022)
  • Nick Pernisco
    Love Letter (2021), Finally Home (2022)
  • Nick Pernisco
    Love Letter (2021), Finally Home (2022)
  • Forrest Avery
    Key Cast
  • Ivy Bona
    Key Cast
    The Bench (2021), The Sound of Violet (2022) and Big Trouble in Seattle (2021)
  • Kieonna Ford
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
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Director Biography - Nick Pernisco

Nick Pernisco was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, surrounded by the film industry. It is no wonder then that he eventually decided to major in film in college, and later obtain a masters in screenwriting before founding his own company, Carmelina Films. In the first few years out of college, Nick would go on to produce documentaries, television programs, and educational videos before retiring in 2011 due to being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and the disability that followed. In 2018 he had brain surgery, which has given him a new lease on life, so he decided to come out of retirement and focus on producing meaningful fiction films in Amsterdam, New York, and Washington State. His first film in a decade was a short entitled Love Letter (2021), in which he briefly illustrates the battle with addiction. Nick lives in the Seattle area.

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Director Statement

Before I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, I viewed the world with rose-tinted glasses. I had a privileged upbringing and saw the positive in everything. I loved people and thought that, in general, everyone was good and well-intentioned. Today, after living with Parkinson's for nearly a decade, I don't see the world as black and white as I used to. I realize there is a lot of gray, and that most of us live in that gray area constantly. My stories reflect this reality - not necessarily dark or pessimistic, but nuanced. I still believe that people are generally good, but I also realize that life's circumstances must carry their weight in the baggage we carry with us from day to day. None of us are perfect, and in fact, we often need others to help us break free of situations or behaviors that harm us.