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A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luke Matheny ... Ray

Marian Brock ... Kelly
Christopher Hirsh ... Fozzie

Emily Young ... Angela
Miguel Rosales ... Frank

Mark Gessner ... Bartender

Francesca Root-Dodson ... French Beauty (as Francesca McLaughlin)

David Ross ... Trevor
Elizabeth Olin ... Performance Artist Beauty

Andrea Mustain ... Scrabble Beauty
Priya Dewan ... Burka Beauty

Katherine E. Scharhon ... Plaid Beauty
Lee Kiang ... Other Beauty
Carla Bosnjak ... Other Beauty
Kristin Narcowech ... Opera Patron
Gigi Dement ... Opera Patron
DiAnn Matheny ... Opera Patron
Brianna Campbell ... Opera Patron
Hishime Beckles ... Opera Patron
Michael Vezza ... Opera Patron
Bill Kieffer ... Opera Patron (as Bill Kiefer)
Janice Ahn ... Opera Patron

Sasha Gordon ... Opera Patron
Deepti Sahrawat ... Bar Patron
Lisa Berenholz ... Bar Patron
Sarosh Syed ... Bar Patron
Rudha Kerr ... Bar Patron
John Lu ... Bar Patron
Aimee Fox ... Bar Patron
Becca Frans ... Bar Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt DuMont ... Bar Patron

Ryan Silbert ... Angela

Mary Regency Boies ... Other Beauty (uncredited)

Directed by
Luke Matheny 
Writing credits
Luke Matheny (written by)

Produced by
Gigi Dement .... producer
Stephen Dypiangco .... producer: marketing and distribution
Ryan Silbert .... producer
Stefanie Walmsley .... producer
Original Music by
Sasha Gordon 
Cinematography by
Bobby Webster 
Film Editing by
Levi Abrino 
Production Design by
Casey Smith 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brad Harris .... second assistant director
Nick Ordway .... assistant director
Art Department
Alma Santo .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Melissa Dyne .... sound effects editor
Ian Harnarine .... sound mixer
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez .... supervising sound editor
Rob Meyer .... sound mixer
Shiho Miyazawa .... boom operator
Andrey Netboy .... sound re-recording mixer
Arjun Sheth .... additional foley
Arjun Sheth .... additional sound design
Arjun Sheth .... adr mixer
Bohdana Smyrnova .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Kollin .... key grip
Amanda Laws .... assistant camera
Doug Lenox .... grip
Clair Popkin .... digital imaging technician
Michael Seto .... still photographer
Daniel Silva .... grip
Lydia Sudall .... gaffer
Chad Marshall Young .... second assistant camera (as Chad Young)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Becky Lasky .... costumer
Other crew
Levi Abrino .... script supervisor
Joshua Jason .... publicist
Barbara Wittman .... caterer
DiAnn Matheny .... very special thanks

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18 min
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Luke Matheny might be the 'God of Short Films'!, 27 July 2011
Author: Hellmant from United States

'GOD OF LOVE': Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

This 18 minute black and white short film won the Academy Award last year (2010) for best Live Action Short. It was written and directed by Luke Matheny. Matheny stars in the film as well. He shot the film on the Red One camera (very effectively) with director of photography Bobby Webster.

In the film Matheny plays an expert dart thrower and lounge singer named Raymond who's in love with a girl in his band named Kelly (Marian Brock). Kelly has strong romantic feelings for Ray's best friend Fozzie (Christopher Hirsh) though, who won't go near her due to 'friend code'. Ray prays before every show for God to show him a way to win over Kelly's affections. His prayers are answered one day (or so he thinks) when someone drops off a box of darts with magical 'love potion' powers. The trick is they only work for six hours so Ray must find a way to earn Kelly's 'true love' in that time.

The movie is quirky and charming and magically upbeat. It doesn't play down it's true message though and skimp out for cheap and clichéd effect. In that way the movie is especially strong. The performances are all great (especially Matheny) and the dialogue sharp and witty. The black and white is a nice effect and the cinematography is beautiful as well. It's hard to rate a film so short, as with all short films (it's not even the running length of a half hour sitcom), but taking that into account I'd have to say it's one of the better live action shorts I've ever seen. Very nicely done!

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