Film Fervor: Episode 117 – Romeo’s Distress

Today’s episode is with Jeff Frumess and he’s here to talk about his film Romeo’s Distress.

The film is described as a Weird, Shakespearean, Gothic, Horror-Thriller that tells a story of a boy name James, his unrequited love for a girl named Jane, and her father’s sadistic (yet dutiful) response to it all.

The biggest takeaway I have from this interview is the passion and pleasure Jeff has for film making. He’s energetic and upbeat about the whole process and tackles the difficulties he’s faced in making films with a unique mindset that allows him to overcome obstacles as quick as they arise. One of the most interesting things about Romeo’s Distress is the idea behind the film and how it plays on established tropes to tell a refreshing take on the story.

I love the fact that this film was done on such a shoestring budget that it’s almost non existent and yet it manages to pull of a wonderfully crafted tale that really makes you stop and think about the details. Romeo’s Distress is a perfect example of storytelling vs capital and I’m always happy and pleased to find a production that manages to be told well, in a clean and professional manner, while keeping the overall film budget under what a similar indie film would run just for catering. (Not joking. It’s a really small budget here)

And yet, despite all of that, Romeo’s Distress turns out to be an interesting and well thought out alterna style film with a lot going for it from the very beginning. I’m really excited to get to see the film and I’m interested to see how well it is received. From what I see so far, it looks like its going to be a very interesting and very enjoyable experience for anyone who is interested in good storytelling and interesting characters.

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About Justin Kincaid

Justin is the host of Film Fervor and a passionate lover of independent entertainment. Indie films are where people can truly express themselves and Justin believes that there are too many limitations on "mainstream" movies to be able to tell good stories.

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