Raindance award-winning film Love Tomorrow, produced by Plymouth-born Stephanie Moon, is making a special appearance in Exeter as part of its distribution salvo.
Awarded Best UK Feature at Raindance, the film made its release premiere at Sadler’s Wells in London, with a regional screening in Bournemouth followed by a special screening at the Exeter Phoenix Arts on December 9 (3.30pm, 6pm & 8.15pm).
Indie film fans, dancers and local media will view the film for the first time.
Set in present day London, Love Tomorrow is the story of an ex-ballet dancer (Cindy Jourdain, former Royal Ballet soloist) whose life is turned upside down after receiving devastating news. Wandering the underground in a torment of pain and confusion, a chance encounter with a charismatic Cuban dancer, Oriel (Arionel Vargas, Principal of English National Ballet, ENB) offers a temporary distraction.
As the night lengthens and turns into day, the frustrations, secrets and wounds of both their lives begin to emerge, and a fragile friendship promises to turn into something more profound.
The film was written and directed by Christopher Payne. Choreographed and Co-Produced by Emmy-Award winning film-makers Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt (BalletBoyz®). It features BegoÃ±a Cao (ENB), Miguel Altunaga (Rambert), Max Brown, Samuel Barnett and John McArdle.
Producer Stephanie was born in Devon and began her career as a dancer, having trained at London Studio Centre, and later went on to study television and film production as part of her degree programme.
‘Having the film screened in the south west is very close to my heart. We wanted to use the dance element to tell the story in an original way that did not feel contrived,’ Stephanie told D&CFilm.
‘Dancers are used to a very theatrical style of acting and we are proud of the natural performances given by both Cindy and Arionel.’
‘I won’t give much away but the film has been incredibly well-received at festival screenings worldwide and we were honoured to be awarded the Best UK Feature at Raindance 2012. I’m very excited about the Exeter screening and hope Love Tomorrow will make an impact on local film-lovers.’
Meanwhile, here’s the trailer: