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Love (2008)

A girl who was abandoned by her father becomes attracted to men who break her heart. Can she find the love and happiness she's longed for her entire life?


Kirstie Palmer


Kirstie Palmer
2 wins. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Molendyk Ashton Molendyk ... Baby Valentine
Jamison Cooper Jamison Cooper ... Valentine - age 5
Courtney Biggs Courtney Biggs ... Valentine - age 10
Miriam Korn ... Valentine - age 15 & 20
Samara Frame ... Valentine - age 25 30 & 35
Audrey Moore ... Mom
Jason T. Little Jason T. Little ... Dad (as Jason Little)
Nick Palatas Nick Palatas ... School Boy 1
Kristopher Maz ... School Boy 2 (as Kris Maslardzievski)
Dave Marandola ... Quarterback (as David Marandola)
Matthew Mckinley Matthew Mckinley ... Football Player 1
Darren Anthony Thomas ... Football Player 2 (as Darren Thomas)
Allie Gonino ... Cheerleader
Jenny Ladner Jenny Ladner ... School Girl 1
Sno E. Blac Sno E. Blac ... School Girl 2


LOVE (35mm, drama, 13 min) premiered at the Academy-qualifying Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival and received two awards, a Gold Remi from Worldfest Houston and honorable mention from the Int'l Cinematographer's Guild. LOVE is about a girl who was abandoned by her father and becomes attracted to men who break her heart. The experimental narrative follows her painful search for love every five years until finding true love. Written by Anonymous

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What's the secret to finding true love?


Short | Drama







Release Date:

2 March 2008 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$20,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

AlphaWave Pictures See more »
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Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Wow...I want to see more...
12 March 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an exceptional short film. I know this because after it was over, I found myself wanting to see more.

The film begins with a jerk of a father interacting with his young daughter. Throughout the film, the same girl is shown at progressively older ages. Again and again, the father thinks of himself and his daughter is left pursuing his love in vain. Later, in a symbolic reenactment of this relationship, the teenage girl is now chasing men who are emotionally just like dad--aloof and not capable of love. Again and again, you see this likable lady open herself up...only to be hurt. This is a topic seldom talked about and showing this link from her childhood and how it impacts her later was an important point often missed in films. Fortunately, the lady in the film does eventually find a man who cares about her and LOVE leaves the viewer with a sense of hope. There is also a sweetness there that is very compelling.

LOVE gets high marks for exceptional story telling--with a nice style, an intriguing script and nice evocative music that set a nice mood. A sweet film that has some depth to it--offering a good psychological portrait of a little girl in search of love.

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