Love Letter Templates - The Movie

Thirteen short stories interconnect the trauma of millennials lost in sex, drugs, and dance-punk afterparties during the 2000s in San Francisco's seedy districts.

  • Joselito Sering
  • Emily Rued
    Key Cast
  • Beau Ballinger
    Key Cast
  • Michael Rodgers
    Key Cast
  • Anita Argent
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Feature, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Music, Drama, Animation, Hipster, Millenials
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Mixed
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival
    United States
    September 24, 2021
    Theatrical Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Berlin International Art Film Festival
    September 4, 2021
    European Online Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival
    Best Feature Animation
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Best Cast
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Best Drama Semi-Finalist
  • LA Punk Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 24, 2021
    Best Animation
  • SF IndieFest
    San Francisco
    United States
    February 9, 2022
    Universal Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Joselito Sering

Joselito Sering is a San Francisco-based metalhead electronic musician weaving ethereal overtones with brutal breakbeats since the early 2000's with his downtempo dark drum and bass project under the moniker, EQ!. Released as a collaboration project with co-producer, Eli Hason, the album "Journals Archive Vol 1" was released by City Massive Records and distributed by Revolver Distribution in 2003. The double vinyl release made waves after a successful mini-tour as a solo DJ/VJ in Tokyo, New York, and a breakthrough live performance appearance in London's XFM station. The promotion helped the record enter the Euro Top 100 and garnered a notch as a live electronic music performance artist for Joselito.

The prior year, Joselito embarked on writing and shooting footage for his full-length independent film, Love Letter Templates, and by 2008 had created several electronic music projects for use as a score. During that time, he also recorded several metal records including a project with his 80's punk-metal turned alternative rock band, Demented. Most remarkable are the songs which fuse his influences from his punk and metal past with his style of drum and bass. This could be sensed in his Single EP, "So It Begins, These Voices", featuring heavy guitars with eerie atmospheric harmonies.

This film is his magnum opus. It is a lifetime of work encapsulated in a true DIY underground movie. Two decades of blood, sweat, and tears were poured into this film project. Click on the movie website for the full electronic press kit.

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Director Statement

I dedicate this film to childhood best friends lost to suicide, mental disorder, and drug abuse.