IF YOU'RE A THEATER KID, YOU'LL LOVE THIS CENTRAL PARK ROMANTIC COMEDY.
Minute-long shorts are underrated.
If you can capture an audience, make them care about your characters, and tell a story in under a minute, a feature film is a piece of cake - you know, aside from getting a budget and people to work on it.
The concept behind NUTS 4 SHREW was how both modern day and classic love stories can ultimately get the girl. Inspired by my favorite romantic moment in the 1999 film, ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ in which Michael Eckman (David Krumholtz) woes the untouchable and Shakespeare-obsessed Mandella (Susan May Pratt) by speaking in iambic pentameter whilst leaving a Shakespearean dress in her locker. The whole scene is rather ridiculous, but I loved the idea of it and that carried over to my short wherein a young man sees a pretty girl on a Central Park bench and seizes the moment to get her attention by playing out a scene of ‘Taming of the Shrew’ - which she happens to be reading.