Love is one of the most powerful of feelings. It can inspire, validate, motivate, and brighten; as well as rip our hearts out (not literally, unless you are in love with a zombie… and then that is more brains than heart)
Disclaimer: There are no zombies in this web series
Okay, getting back on track…
LUVumentary: A comedy/drama mockumentary: [Official WebSite]
This completely self funded series was a labor of love for Jenn Page and her friends. The hard work that went into prep, filming and post clearly paid off with this series.
The first episode introduces the cast, and sheds a little light on their different views on love. This episode is shot perfectly in the documentary style. The actors do a great job at conveying their characters emotions & thoughts on the matter in a sincere and honest way. Definitely draws you in to the series.
Would suggest that before you continue with the series, watch the Bonus Episodes after watching the first episode. The Bonus Episodes add more depth to three characters ( Lucy, Evelyn and Melinda) . Good solid sub-stories.
The second episode focuses on Lola, and follows her journey through to the season finale. I am sure everyone has been there at least once in their life, when you have feelings for someone you would easily give your heart and soul to. Only to have the harsh light of reality show you that they are not that into you… Lola, the unrequited one, is such a person. Jimmy is her best friend, and the object of her affection. The series doesn’t stray into unbelievable scenarios or gimmicky plot twists. Like in the first episode, the sincere and honest emotions are felt through out the series.
Her tale is rough, and in episode 5 becomes tough to watch. Basically she reaches her boiling point and loses it (as the title of said episode states). In episode 6, we begin to see path to what we hope will end in recovery and empowerment. At this point there is side story/series that fills in between episodes 6 & 7. ‘Road Trip’ picks up after episode 6 and late at night. Does have some strong language. To summarize, it follows Lola and her friends on a road trip to help get her mind off of Jimmy. The lead in was mentioned in Ep. 6.
Episode 8 (The finale) posted today. Will not give any details of 7 & 8, because that is for you to discover. Will say that this series with the bonus episodes and side series is one solid good series. Having traveled the rocky road with Lola in this series, I feel totally satisfied with the finale.
Though I am sad that there is only one season, I am excited to see what the future has in store from Luminave Films.
Lola: Jenn Page [IMDB] [Official Site] [Luminave Films] Jimmy: Ben Solenberger [IMDB] Sage: Molly Alvarez [IMDB] [Official Site] Melanie: Stefany Rose [Resume] Eliza: Chelsea Landon [IMDB] Lucy: Jade Kammerman [IMDB] Daphne: Malia Miglino [IMDB] [MakeUp Artist] Fred: Bill Suplee [IMDB] Cathy: Charlene Geisler [IMDB] Evelyn: Dayna Adams William: James Loren Janet: Jarrah Korba [IMDB] Jacob: Josh Winot [IMDB] Max: Matthew Corbett Davis [IMDB] Melinda: Melanie Bauer Mindy: Natalie Howe [IMDB]
Jenn Page: Creator, Writer and Director of the series Ethan Kanfer: Co-Writer of a few episodes. Lauren Patrice Nadler: Director of Photography & Director episode 5 Christian Jensen: Director of Photography