You're a Psychopath, I Love You.
John is leaving for university, sending him and his partner Kelsey back into a long-distance relationship. Not willing to say goodbye, Kelsey tries to get him to enjoy their last moments together.
You're a Psychopath, I Love You.
“You’re a Psychopath, I Love You.” is a short romantic drama, discussing the difficulties and complications of long-distance relationships. It tells the story of a young couple, John and Kelsey and how they spend their last few hours together before John has to go back to the other side of the world for school, sending them back into a long-distance relationship. The film focuses on the importance of communication in long-distance relationships with Kelsey desperately trying to get John to open up and talk about the difficult road ahead of them.
This film is incredibly important to me as it’s heavily inspired and loosely based on my own experiences with long-distance relationships. In fact, the idea for it came on the last day of me and my girlfriend being in the same country, neither of us really knowing how to or wanting to say goodbye. After parting ways I was sat thinking to myself, how I could have approached it better, what I could have done to make it easier for the both of us to say goodbye, and that’s when I came up with the concept for the film.
With recent advancements in technology that continue to improve with every passing year, staying in contact over long distances has become easier and easier and has led to more relationships deciding to try and make it work regardless of the physical distance. Regardless, it is without a doubt still incredibly difficult.
I want to utilise the medium of the short film to instead focus on one moment, saying goodbye and just how difficult that is; to tell a story of long-distance relationships set before ever getting on the plane.
John is played by Charlie Hiscock, a 24 year old British actor, who can currently be seen as ‘Will’ in the Emmy Winning Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso or in Netflix’s ‘Red Rose’, and the BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated series ‘Secret Life of Boys’.
Kelsey is played by Margherita Barbieri, a 25 year old British-Italian actress who can be seen playing “Simone” in the Hulu Original series, Spellbound.
Working with the both of them has been an absolute dream. They have been able to bring their own personalities into each of the characters and really make them shine, not to mention their undeniable chemistry that we hope to show on screen.
We’ve been fortunate to have an incredibly passionate cast and crew working on this project and want to ensure that their hard work and dedication is done justice by the finished product. Although we’ve been able to go far funding this film on our own, we need an extra boost to let it reach its full potential.
The film is almost complete, with just music rights and getting it mixed in 5.1 surround left. However, most of the money will be spent on getting our film out to festivals - where there are the entry fees, creating a DCP and campaign packaging to cover. Below is a chart showing where the money will go exactly.
As with any crowdfunder, we can’t guarantee we’ll reach our goal. If we were to land below where we need to be, we’d downsize our ambitions around festivals and take out the 5.1 surround mix.
Thank you so much for taking the time to hear about our project and helping out in whichever way you can.
Ben Sapir and the entire “You’re a Psychopath, I Love You.” team.