In March 2012, as I was developing Bridge and Tunnel, I wrote a cynical blog entry on here about love and how it was going to play a role in my new script. Upon reading it, Peter Troy, a novelist whose work you should check out, wrote to me the following:
“Love is risk. The most dangerous and rewarding sort of risk we can ever take in our lives.”
He wasn’t being cynical. He was being wise about something I was too young, guarded, and Hellbent to try and see.
I wrote that quote down on the first page of the journal that I’ve carried with me every day since August 2012. As time went by that quote fermented into the concept behind what is now my third feature film, Romance In The Digital Age.
Sometimes love happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes we fall for somebody just like us, sometimes we fall for somebody who’s the complete opposite. Sometimes it feels good, sometimes it hurts. It can make us laugh, it can make us cry, it can make us tired, it can keep us up way past our bed time. It can make us forget everything we thought we knew.
Sometimes it happens instantaneously on the night you meet over a pound of rice pudding. Sometimes it doesn’t happen until you stop to take a look around at your surroundings. But the only way that love can enter our lives is if we take the risk.
I can’t wait to share this movie with you.
Jason Michael Brescia
March 12, 2016 3:06 P.M. EST.