Award winning film ‘Love Is All You Need?,’ by K. Rocco Shields, to stream on multiple distribution platformsOnline Only, Section 4A, Entertainment News, Bottom Highlights Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Starting Thursday, Dec. 9, the controversial film Love Is All You Need? will be available for download on Amazon and Google Play, in addition to its Nov. 24 release on iTunes. The film’s director and co-writer, K. Rocco Shields, pulled it out of the normal distribution cycle in light of the more than 700 hate crimes that have been reported in the post Trump election era.
“I had a lot of offers to distribute my movie through the usual Hollywood channels, which takes a lot of planning and time, but then the election happened, and crimes of bullying started being reported at such an alarming rate. I knew I had to act now and release Love is All you Need? as soon as humanly possible,” states Director/Co-Writer K Rocco Shields. To hear Shields’s own words regarding the unprecedented relevance of the film, and to see footage from the recently concluded and self funded 20-city tour of screenings in cities and towns where the filmmakers believed their message of love was most needed, view this link: watch her video message.
The film, co-written by David Tillman, is at its heart a love story which takes place in a parallel world where gay is straight and straight is gay, and heterosexuals are the ones being bullied and ostracized . “I could have used anything to illustrate my point: race, religion, social status but I chose the most universal concept I could think of: love.” K. Rocco Shields.
The story unfolds in a small Indiana town that is rocked to its core when Jude, (Briana Evigan) the star quarterback of the local university, strikes up a forbidden love affair with Ryan, (Tyler Blackburn) a sports journalism major. When the couple is outed by Jude’s girlfriend (Emily Osment), the community’s powerful religious leader (Elisabeth Röhm) begins a vitriolic crusade from the pulpit against all heterosexuals setting off a series of catastrophic events in lives of an 11 year old girl (Kyla Kennedy), experiencing her first crush on a boy, and a teacher (Jeremy Sisto) who tries to teach his students about tolerance.
The star-studded cast includes Briana Evigan from the wildly successful Step Up Series, Tyler Blackburn from Free Form’s Pretty Little Liars, Emily Osment from the hugely popular Young & Hungry on Free Form, Jeremy Sisto from ABC’s Suburgatory, SAG award winning actress Elisabeth Röhm from American Hustle, Katherine LaNasa who will be starring in the upcoming Bravo series Imposters, Ana Ortiz ALMA best actress award winner for Ugly Betty, and Kyla Kenedy first seen in AMC’s The Walking Dead and now playing Minnie Driver’s daughter on ABC’S new hit comedy Speechless.
For more information about Love Is All You Need?, and to view the trailer, visit www.loveisallyouneedthemovie.c
View the original short film Love is All You Need? above.
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