Experiencing Interruptions?

The Letter J

Scarlett is fed up with the patterns in her love life. She's dealt with some humiliation having written a poem for her first crush in 4th grade, quickly being outed in front of the whole class.

Now as adult, she struggles with the wrong guys coming in and out of her life, taking advantage of the hopeless romantic's pursuit of happiness. James, a fuckboy, is in it for his convenience. Jake deceives Scarlett. She falls for him, but he never saw her as a serious girlfriend. Will a new comer play the same games or will he be the one?

Patterns cannot be broken, unless you choose to change it.

  • Mel Pellicano
    Coffee & Sisters
  • Flavia DiBartolo
  • Flavia DiBartolo
  • Melissa Pellicano
  • Flavia DiBartolo
    Key Cast
  • Steven Gatti
    Director of Photography
    Sender, Coffee & Sisters
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    9 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Mel Pellicano

Melissa Pellicano is a New York filmmaker and Head of Operations at Richmond City Media. Having graduated at CUNY College of Staten Island, they have continued to bring filmmakers and creators together under the same roof to explore their potential and collaborate on new original work. Coming from a small city college, she has continued to prove they have not only the passion for creating, but the ability to come out on top, no matter how challenging the project.

Their films have screened at New Filmmakers of NY as well as NYC Lady Parts Film Club and other work can be seen on through RCM's social platforms.

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Director Statement

The film from day one has always expressed that is a slice of life, a small window into the love life of a 20-something in this day and age of technology and dating apps. The social constructs revealed bring new tropes to the table, a “fuckboi” and the kind of hopeless romantic that has been conditioned to believe that love is everywhere and to be too trusting. I took a direction with the film that pays homage to the romantic comedies of the 1980s and possibly 1990s, where our protagonist, our heroine, is always triumphant in finding love. We’re left hopeful by the end of The Letter J, but there’s still a question if our final guy is THE guy. Our heroine is clumsy and aloof, so she is blind to what is wrong in front of her. There is a pattern as a result that follows her. It’s up to her to break that pattern.