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In this award-winning film, lonely city dweller Guy is struggling to find his ideal partner. In a trip to the beach suggested by his roommate, he may have found his match with the free spirited Roxie. 'Lonesome' is an ode to classic cinema, New Wave cinema, and silent film.

Director's Statement:

“Lonesome” was shot in B&W on the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a skeleton cast & crew, and a shoestring budget. Heavily influenced by the films of the French New Wave, I wanted my first feature to be a film that was shot on the cheap, with a handheld camera, natural lighting, and using location shooting. In the early 2010s DSLR cameras started becoming affordable for first time film makers, who would no longer need to rent expensive equipment or buy a camera that would cost a life’s savings. With the advent of the affordable DSLR, I felt that we had the tools to make a film look cinematic, while still being able to maintain a low budget. Many challenging variables allowed us to complete this film. Many first time directors have the goal of trying to make the next ‘no budget’ feature that can become a cult hit, and ‘Lonesome’ was made in this spirit.

Along with the ‘low budget’ shooting concept, I felt the story of ‘Lonesome’ had to be a simple story as well. My taste has always veered towards romantic narratives (heavily influenced by the films of Jacques Demy and Wong Kar-Wai). ‘Lonesome’ needed to be a simple love found, love lost story. I wanted the film to have a feel of improvised dialogue, even though the majority of dialogue was scripted.
Tony K. Hall
Tony K. Hall
Tony K. Hall
65 Minutes
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