Sonnet 116 (a short film)

About a decade ago, some college friends and I shot this short film that I wrote while studying cinema, Shakespeare and theater in Miami (and abroad). I was lucky enough to get some talented professional actors on board. Due to some delays in post-production, this little film has not seen the light of day until now. Better a decade late than never! Big love and thanks to everyone who made it possible! #Sonnet116 #NSFW

Sonnet 116

Sonnet 116 is a short film shot in Miami, Florida, about a troubled marriage on the edge of doom. Can a love sonnet and a bit of luck turn things around? How far would you go for your love?

 

SONNET 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come;

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-William Shakespeare

 

Leddy Set Go Productions
presents
Sonnet 116
written, directed and produced by Matthew August Leddy
director of photography – Clark Splichal
edited by Alyson Bruno
sound design and music by Eric Fuhrmann

Cast
Jim – Chris Vicchiollo
Susan – Sandy Ives
Bruce – Brandon Morris
Zoe – Stacy Schwartz
Hobo – Robert Strain

Key Grip – Chris Dukes
Grip – Diana Matos
Grip – Koen Thiry

Production Assistant – Deborah Acosta
Production Assistant – Geraldine Alvarez

Featuring compositions by:
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Spam Allstars

Special Thanks:
University of Miami
City of Miami, Florida
New Theatre, Inc. (Coral Gables, Florida)
Michael Blake Heitzler
Blair Miller
Gregory Leddy
Blake Edward
Ronald Mangravite
Ed Talavera
Deirdre Daly
Alfred Pavlis
Acosta family
Splichal family
Michael Scott
Charlotte McCarthy
John Dunaj
Youssouf A Coulibaly
Lisa Fox
Carlos Graham
Suzanne Fulchignoni

 

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