Is there always a line drawn between lust and love, or does it always come too late when love birds have that a-ha moment in a relationship?
In Colin Hearts Kay, the goofy cartoonist Colin (Noah Star) runs into the beautiful and practical Kay (Emily Chang) at the Brooklyn bridge.
As any romantic comedy unravels, boy meets girl, boy loses girl, then girl returns to boy.
However, with animated Roman coliseum battles and real Chinese in-laws, the story stereotypically hits close to home with culture divides. As cinematographer (of Chinese decent) Ben Conley says, there is a culture divide between East and West when it comes to expressing the words “I love you” or showing the emotion in an alternative way. Actress Emily Chang said she did not know if the stereotype applies to all Chinese, but it does for her Taiwanese family.
The non-linear plot line was connected through impromptu silliness that clenched heart farts and ex-goth-girlfriend visitations.
Unlike many indie films, Colin Hearts Kay made every minute worth watching.
The animation, which helped the film maintain its budget, only added to the richness of cliché feelings felt by infatuated Colin.
The low budget film, produced by Sebastian Conley, premiered in the West Coast at the fifth annual Los Angeles United Film Festival on May 4.
Check out more info on the flick here.