Social media disrupts our lives, especially our love life. Filmmakers Deedee Woche and Ben Myers wanted to show off the disconnect of social media with real interactions in the short film A Lone Star Love that makes its premiere at the Austin Film Festival 2021.
This sci-fi film with a blend of Black Mirror follows an Irishman who recently relocated to Austin with the help of a social media android named Viva. When he meets free spirit and Texas native Layla, he must choose between his synthetic companion and a real-life romance.
The film stars Ronan Colfer, Annette Berning, and Deedee Woche in her film debut. Ben Myers directed the short film.
The short film also pays tribute to the local Austin music scene with a soundtrack of local musicians, including Geranium Drive, LVL3RD, Moon Kissed, Sammy G, and Charlie Rohlfs of King Whisker.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actress/producer Deedee Woche and director/writer Ben Myers on the short film A Lone Star Love. We talked about social media, the cast, Austin, and dating with social life in the cities.
Ben Myers is a director, producer, director, and actor whose work had been screened internationally. His previous work includes 2016’s The Vanity and 2018’s Power Out.
Deedee Woche is an actress, writer, and producer. She trained extensively in New York and London as she makes her film debut with A Lone Star Love. She has been in a variety of theatre productions in New York City.
Watch the exclusive interview with Deedee Woche and Ben Meyers below. Let us know what you think of it.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive