LOVE IS LIKE LIFE, BUT LONGER (2011) is a short film directed by Poppy de Villeneuve, written by Simon Van Booy, and stars Jeremy Strong, Maya Kazam, and Joan Copeland. The film is about just how a fleeting coincidence connects life and love on the way to the elevator.
What is it about love that ignites the fire deep within us? Stirs us from an uneasy rest, and when life is busy moving from one moment to the next, it is love that whispers to us in those quiet moments, challenging all thoughts and beliefs. Love, a bringer of renewed dreams, hopes, and–quite possibly–faith.
Director Poppy de Villeneuve directs Love is Like Life, but Longer beautifully, capturing love as the unspoken theme in this narrated soliloquy of words. Watch as love undermines and tempts faith with just a simple touch. Watch as the lives of two lonely people move from an existence in darkness and uncertainty to a new life of love and light.
Director of Photography: Nick Bentgen
Production Designer: Jessie Katz
Editor: Ruth Mamaril
Score: Krishna Venkatesh
Wardrobe Stylist: Sarah Mae Burton
Assistant Camera: GT Womack
Production Sound: Micah Bloomberg
Hair & Make-Up: Bridget Ritzinger
Production Assistants: Ryan Heyner, Jaime Johnson, Bailey Roberts
Post Sound: Gramercy Post
Glasses provided by Selima Opaque
Special thanks to the Perkins School for the Blind
This film was commissioned by Mondrian SoHo and Morgans Hotel Group