Eugene Ashe Talks on Crafting a Romantic Period Piece with Amazon Original’s Sylvie’s Love [Exclusive Interview]

Eugene Ashe
Eugene Ashe directed Sylvie’s Love that stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha.

Eugene Ashe looked at his old family albums that sparked to create a romantic tale with Sylvie’s Love. With such elegance and romance, the film showcases and dedicates to the film style of the late 1950s films.

The film stars Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King, Jemina Kirke, Tona Bell, Alano Miller, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, and Eva Longoria.

Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:

In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Asomugha), a saxophonist spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as a member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them, unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Silvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha Talk Romance in Amazon Prime’s Sylvie’s Love [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director and writer Eugene Ashe on the film. He discussed with us the originations of the film and the romantic chemistry of his leads.

Eugene Ashe is a writer-director and former Sony Music recording artist. Sylvie’s Love is his sophomore feature film that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. His debut film, Homecoming, was based on his off-Broadway play.

Sylvie’s Love is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Watch the exclusive interview with director Eugene Ashe below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Amazon Original

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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