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Kindred Spirit

NY Premiere

Director: Caroline Lindy

United States, 2018, 18 min

Festival Year:2019

Category:Narrative Short

Genres:Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller

Cast:Jack Henry Robbins

Crew:Producer: Edward Thoa Liguori - Associate Producer: Emily Wolfe - Cinematographer/DP: Jordan McNeile - Editor: Josh Margolin


It's a Saturday night and ELOISE is stuck at home doing laundry. Feeling very single, Eloise decides to go on a dating app called, KINDRED SPIRIT, to look for potential matches. When she swipes right on a young man named JONATHAN and starts hitting it off with him over text, she spontaneously decides to invite him over to her place. But when Jonathan arrives and reveals that he died tragically a month earlier, Eloise must decide whether she can date someone who she can't see or hear, but can only communicate with via text...


About the director


Filmmaker's note

I have always loved classic love stories, the stories told by Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, romantic and comedic tales where strong women learn to love and be loved. At the same time, I have always been both interested in and terrified by horror films. I was the kid who would stay up all night convinced that there was a ghost in the room, and I was the girl who could recite Romeo and Juliet on the playground.

KINDRED SPIRIT is the blending of something I love and something I fear told through a romantic and fantastical lens. This project combines multiple genres - rom-com, horror and fantasy - and bundles them together in a new and interesting way. Hollywood is changing and the public is hungry for new perspectives and material. As a female filmmaker, I feel like I'm part of a movement to help change the world and share the complex different narratives about what it means to be alive.

Dating culture has dramatically shifted in the past few years. Dating apps have transformed the way people meet each other and as a result, the way we appreciate romantic stories. The classic romcom has had to adapt to a new romantic narrative, which relies way less on ""meetcutes"" and way more on technical devices.

KINDRED SPIRIT presents a classic love story told through a modern lens and uses horror as a tool to both exemplify and make light of the brave new scary world that is modern dating.

I really wanted to tell this story and I believe I have pulled it off with the help of a brilliant crew and an all-star romantic lead, Jack Henry Robbins. Not only is Jack a wonderful actor, naturally being the son of Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, but he's also a fellow filmmaker and an alum of Sundance. I am proud of the work we did together and I hope you enjoy the film.

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