Love In Youth
Running Time: 75min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Made in MIA Award
The thrall and ache of first love is piercingly invoked in Key West writer-director Quincy Perkins’ tender, resonant fiction feature debut.
Heather has left home to start college. She finds herself grappling with challenges common to any freshman: money management, self-discipline, focus… and a crippling crush. Eric is a charismatic boy with some precarious habits. He thrives on the attention of this pretty, innocent girl. As their romance deepens, Heather finds herself submitting to Eric’s penchant for petty theft, while suffering the pangs of falling for someone whose heart seems as capricious as the tides.
Few filmmakers capture youthful ardor with such immediacy. “It’s supposed to hurt,” Heather tells Eric while administering his first tattoo. “That’s love. Love hurts.” Love in Youth reminds us of that exquisite pain—and of how it changes us forever.
This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition film category.
Director: Quincy Perkins
Producer: Tom Frank, Quincy Perkins
Screenwriter: Quincy Perkins
Executive Producer: Julia Kaufman, Sam Kaufman
Cinematographer: Quincy Perkins
Editor: Tom Frank