Grants & Awards
Date Awarded: 2012
Directors(s): Alma Har'el
Producer(s): Alma Har'el, Chris Leggett, Rafael Marmor, Rhea Scott, AP: Fady Salame, EP: Shia Labeouf
Company Credit: Pet Peeve Films, Delirio Films
Film Status: In Production
About the Film:
Love True pushes the documentary genre further into new realms as it looks into the opposing realities of the “True Love” fantasy. Does our view of love change as we grow older? How do we make decisions about our love lives? Is there such a thing as true love? Are there invisible partners in our relationships? Past ghosts of ourselves? The film’s reenactments of significant past experiences and glimpses at possible futures, created with non-actors playing the characters’ older and younger selves, encourage the couples to confront the realities of their hopes and memories, and the effect they have on their love lives.
About the Filmmakers:
Alma Har’el (Director, Producer) Born and raised in Israel Alma Har’el began her work as a photographer and a video jockey in electronic-music dance clubs. Working on live video-art performances with different musicians led her to directing music videos and her frequent collaborations with singer Zach Condon of the band Beirut brought her several nominations in film and music video festivals around the world. Beirut’s “Elephant Gun” was chosen as one of the best music videos of the decade in 2010 by several publications and “Fjogur Piano” for the band Sigur Ros starring Shia Labeouf is currently showing in film festivals as part of the Valtari Film Experiment. Her first feature doc Bombay Beach won the Tribeca film festival and was nominated for the Indie Spirit Awards. It was taught in several universities including Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Center, as a genre redefining work.
Rhea Scott (Producer) Since its founding in 1998, Rhea Scott has been the President of Little Minx, a boutique commercial production company partnered with Ridley Scott Associates. Rhea focuses on fostering creative growth with her director roster. Little Minx directors have won Oscars, Cannes Gold Lions, AICP Awards, MTV Music Video Awards and Grammies. Prior to forming Little Minx, Rhea was Head of Music Videos at Propaganda Films, a prestigious music video, commercial and feature film production company. There, she collaborated with 45 directors including David Fincher, Stephane Sednaoui, and Michael Bay. Recently, Rhea served as Executive Producer on the feature film Mother of George, an official selection to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Rafael Marmor (Producer) is a producer of documentary, feature film and television, at Delirio Films. His feature documentary Blue Blood, dubbed by Variety as “one of the best sports films of all time”, was nominated by both the Evening Standard and London Critic’s Circle for Best British Film of 2007. The narrative remake is currently in development with Ed Pressman and BBC Films. After a short digression producing the comedy TV series Svetlana for Marc Cuban’s HDnet, he returned to the feature documentary world as a producer on Alma Har’el’s award winning Bombay Beach. His most recent film No Place On Earth premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and will have a US theatrical release by Magnolia Pictures in April 2013. Rafael is currently in post production on the feature documentary The Short Game about the best 7 year old golfers from around the world.
Christopher Leggett (Producer) As a recent partner in Delirio Films; Leggett’s background comes from his role as a producer at NBC Universal Sports where he covered both the 2010 and 2012 Olympic games. Chris also lead the creation and production of Against the Tide, a docu-series featuring three Olympic athletes on their quest for the London games. 2012 was a successful year as Leggett’s released a full length narrative feature titled Tunnel Vision, a television pilot starring Elliott Gould, and a Music Video for Sigur Ros directed by Alma Har’el and starring Shia Labeouf that garnered much critical and popular acclaim after it’s debut online. Currently Chris is in post-production on a full-length feature documentary partnered with Academy Award winners John Battsek and David Frankel and directed by Emmy Award winner Joshua Greenbaum. Leggett is also wrapping post-production on a short film featuring Elijah Wood and Alia Shawkat set to premier in 2013.
Fady Salame (Associate Producer) is the owner and executive producer of Unit+Sofa, a renowned production service company in Prague. He has partnered with Rhea Scott on many feature projects, including Mother of George, winner of the best cinematography award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Unit+Sofa has collaborated with many award winning production companies such as MJZ (Fredrik Bond, Craig Gillespie, Phil Joanou), Gorgeous (Peter Thwaites, Simon Mcquoid), Smuggler (Tristan Patterson, Randy Krallman, Filip Engstrom, Stylewar, Guard Brothers), Ridley Scott and associates (Jake Scott, Joe Carnahan), and Moxie (Wes Anderson), to name a few.