In New York City, a young writer's resolute belief in true love is put to the test by a beautiful girl and her struggle with addiction. This original rock musical drama is made unique by its non-musical scenes spoken purely in verse.


Jack Danini


Jack Danini
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuseppe Bausilio ... Michael Fiorelli
Julia Nightingale ... Sarah Andrews
Jeff Smith ... John G. Leroux
Victoria Meade ... Alexa Lynn
Kaylor Otwell Kaylor Otwell ... Kate Johnson
Marcus Harmon Marcus Harmon ... Richy Sanders
Al Pagano ... Father Conor
Elijah Noll Elijah Noll ... Lead Singer - Bar Band
Al Nazemian ... Robert
Keaton Eckhoff Keaton Eckhoff ... Tim High (Bartender)
Jack Danini Jack Danini ... Poker Friend
John Caliendo ... Guy at Club Table 1
Anna Aguilar Anna Aguilar ... Drunk Girl 2
Chandler Lovelle ... Drunk Girl 1
Jerimie Lewzcuk Jerimie Lewzcuk ... Bouncer at Club


ODE TO PASSION is an original Rock Musical Drama built around 18 pop rock songs. It follows a young writer, whose belief in true love is put to the test by a beautiful girl and her struggle with addiction. The film is made unique by its non-musical scenes that are spoken purely in verse. This approach reflects the purity and beauty - as well as the hidden naivety - of young love. Working seamlessly with the musical numbers, it complements the pace of the film to create a constant melodic rhythm, even when no music is present. Broadway veteran Giuseppe Bausilio, as well as Broadway newcomer, Julia Nightingale bring to life this story of young love and the path it is destined to take. Written by Jack Danini

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Danini took a unique approach to write all of the film's dialogue in verse, similar to the writing of Goethe's Faust, to complement the film's pace and create a "constant melodic rhythm". See more »


I Met A Girl
Written by Jack Danini
Performed by Giuseppe Bausilio, Julia Nightingale, Jeff Smith, Victoria Meade
Produced by Yoo Soo Kim
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Great music and acting!
13 July 2020 | by JosephinemitaSee all my reviews

Loved all the songs and Michael character was amazing.

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Release Date:

10 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ode to Passion See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Dolby 2.0)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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