Lovers Leap

A teenager sets out to win over his crush while on a float trip down the Potomac River, but when everything that can go wrong does go wrong, his manhood is put on the line.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Starring: Matt Heyda, Allie Vazquez, Nathan Vincenti, Laine Philipps, and Kyle Portela

Written and Directed by: Ethan Romaine
Produced by: Logan Delgado and Kelly Drake
Director of Photography: Benjy Berkowitz
Assistant Director: Marlena Lerner
Assistant Camera: Martin Luna
Key Grip: Colin Sevely-Ortiz
Production Sound: CJ Bruce
Script Supervisor: Sammi Schofield
PA: Aurya Harpold

Editor: Stephen Michael Simon
Composer Michelangelo Rodriguez
Post Production Sound: Ben LeHoullier
Colorist: Zack Chalmers
Animation: Allie Brown

Original Music by: Short Fictions and Creek Boyz

The story behind the film

Produced as my undergraduate thesis film at NYU Tisch, this is the first of many films that I plan to make about the unique experience of growing up and living in Rural Appalachia, inspired by my own experiences as well as those of the people I grew up with.


Genre: Romantic Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Length in minutes: 18:57
YEAR: 2022