Sep 30

No Heart Feelings: A Perfect Film For The New Generation

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Despite not having seen it yet, my guess is No Heart Feelings is the perfect movie for every unmarried, unpropertied and un-child-rearing 26-plus-something Canadian. A quintessential movie for depicting the challenges and choices that faces a generation who has chosen to do things differently than those before them.

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Set in Toronto in a time where the act of breading is deemed more important than actually breading and contributing to your community means working on green initiatives of learning to form a proper opinion, love still rules all. Or at least the pursuit of it rules all.

Sarah Lazarovic explains these are the reasons this film was made.

We knew so many people going through these kinds of struggles – making different decisions than their parents and not necessarily wanting the kids and the SUV and the house in the suburbs,” she says. “You know the people who are in their mid to late 20s and 30s and putting off marriage for their career or the pursuit of finding that perfect partner. It’s a relatively new thing and so the issues this demographic faces are new.”

So Lazarovic and her two co-directors, Geoff Morrison and Ryan J. Noth, rounded up a bunch of friends and family and made a no-budget movie about just that. It’s not just a no-budget movie though. These are people with directing and acting chops who have great reputations on their own.

My background is shorts and I wanted to do something longer and the three of us just started talking about ideas and it developed from there,” she explains. “We wanted to do something about our generation with our friends so it just made sense.”

Although you’d think working with three visions and three strong personalities could be a disaster Lazavoric enjoyed the process so much she thinks they may all work together again.

Actually, I think we came up with something that was ultimately better than any one of use being the only director could have,” she says. “Of course there were challenges, but the process ended up being so collaborative. You also have two people who are as invested in the film as you are, which when you’re making a no-budget film is important.”

Using the good will of actor friends and family as the crew, they managed to pull the film together for a few thousand bucks.

It’s really cool that today we can do things like this. I think it really adds to the diversity of film,” Lazavoic says.

The film opens today at the Calgary International Film Festival. Check out www.noheartfeelings.com for more information and future engagements.

No Heart Feelings from ryan noth

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