Looking For Love

In this documentary, I explore an answer to a difficult question: "What is love?" My search becomes introspective when the pandemic shuts down the world. With my camera always rolling, I begin to discover a universal truth - we are all looking for the answer.

  • Brit Phelan
  • Brit Phelan
  • Tom Caillaud
    Motion Graphics
  • Edward Pinkava
  • Cody Skully
  • Jordan Elena
  • Phe
  • Strange Hotels
  • Karios Creature Club
  • Brit Phelan
  • Raj Thakurathi
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Brit Phelan

Phelan is a half-American, half-German director who explores intimacy and connection through her own vulnerability as a queer creative woman.

Her narrative style— which has attracted partnerships with brands such as White Claw, Nike, Verizon, Twitter, and Puma— skillfully balances meticulous attention to detail with a keen and loving eye for the messiness of the human experience. Her style gives herself and viewers permission to be imperfect and unresolved.

In her short film Be Here to Love Me, Phelan explorers flawed connections through a surreal recreation of her own lived experience. In her short documentary Looking for Love, Phelan investigates the age-old question of “what is love and community?” In her feature-film debut Finding Dad, she masterfully blurs reality using found footage techniques and everyday communication styles, inviting viewers to break the fourth wall and see themselves reflected in a story about love, connection, and what it means to belong. She currently resides between Paris and New York.

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Director Statement

As humans, we are perpetually wondering what it means to love and connect to each other. As creatives, we set out to answer this question. This task was made all the more difficult during the global pandemic when loneliness and separation dominated our lived experiences. This was an especially scary time to create art. I pushed myself through my discomfort to make this documentary to ask myself and my community the difficult questions: What actually is love? What does it mean to connect? This film explores all of our realizations, but ultimately we discover that this is a question we will be asking for the rest of our lives.