LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
Director/Writer: Kim Rocco Shields
Producer: Rachel Diana, Dana Garner
Writer: David Tillman
Cinematographer: Sandra Valde
Editor: Rebecca Gillespie
Where does your world end and mine begin? Just imagine… … Imagine a world where 'Straight' was considered 'gay' - and 'gay' was 'straight' … A world where it was taboo for a woman and a man to fall in love … A world where 'same sex marriage' was the only way in which society would permit you to love. … A world where who you love defines who you are. “Love is All You Need?” tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised in the ‘picture perfect all-American family’ – with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother… But Ashley has a problem – she has a crush on a boy at school…, which is against everything this world has ever taught her. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end.
Web Site: http://loveisallyouneedthemovie.com/
Kim Rocco Shields: Director/Writer
“’Love Is All You Need?’ is my brainchild - my attempt to show the world what it would be like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” A true artist, LA native Kim “Rocco” Shields never stops her creative process – as is evident in “Love Is All You need?” – her first festival bound short narrative project. Starting in the editing room at 21 years old, she decided that working alongside directors on set was the best practice to learn her future craft. In becoming one of LA's most coveted script supervisors, Rocco worked closely with J.J. Abrams and Gore Verbinski. In 2006, she partnered with industry veteran Rachel Diana to create WingSpan Pictures, which has grown to a fully operating production company with a studio based out of Burbank, CA. To date, Rocco has directed numerous projects ranging from music videos, commercials, infomercials and reality to educational videos. With the spotlight on bullying amongst today's youth, a seed was planted in Rocco’s head. It was in November of 2010 that she woke up and thought, "What if the tables were turned? Would people finally understand?" After a month of fundraising, and throwing in personal funds, "Love Is All You Need?" was in production and became Rocco’s first narrative festival project. With “Love Is All You Need?” Rocco brings her personal passion to the table by taking on one of our time's most pressing issues from a fresh point of view.
Rachel Diana: Producer
Rachel Diana is a founding partner and current President of Wingspan Pictures.
The vibe and brilliance of the WingSpan family made her believe again. She lives life being true to herself knowing that you can't please everyone. Her favorite breakfast cereal is LIFE mixed with Honey Nut Cheerios. Her favorite movie is Labyrinth. Her heroes are the people who fall down and get back up. She believes in the projects she creates. She's complicated. She loves great quotes. " Why say "The sky is the limit... when there are footsteps on the Moon?" She is always changing her mind. Every time she comes up with an idea she thinks it's the best thing she's thought of yet. She has had dreams that didn't add up, but she just works harder. WingSpan Pictures is now her home, an environment she helped create that fosters many talented people who now also call this company "Home".
Dana Garner: Producer
Dana Garner offers her creative, practical and technical expertise to the flourishing slate of Wingspan's productions. Prior to calling Wingspan home, her career as a freelance producer led her to develop projects for clients including The Disney Channel, Apple, ABC, Nike and Saturn. In the dynamic and complex landscape of media production, Dana's flexible and solution-oriented approach is appreciated, time and time again. She takes complexity and morphs it into an effective plan of action and has an extraordinary ability in fostering a director's vision. She takes pride in gathering a team of revolutionary thinkers who are experts in their disciplines and committed to great work.
David Tillman: Writer
David Tillman is a talented writer and actor who both wrote and acted in Love. He explains his connection to the movie. “The concept of Love really struck a personal chord with me. Having been a victim of bullying I know first hand the pain, suffering and self-hate it caused me. I was honored to be asked by Rocco to help bring a story to life onscreen that could potentially help lots of young people - gay or straight - to either realize they are not alone and that their struggle is being heard or, even more importantly, that the young people who are actually doing the bullying will wake up to the harm and long term effects they are inflicting on their victims. If even one person is saved from self harm or from inflicting pain on another, then I believe we will have succeed in our mission.”
Sandra Valde: Director of Photography
Since graduating from AFI, Sandra has been able to take her passion of cinematography throughout all mediums of storytelling. Sandra shot the last season of the very popular MUN 2 Reality show, THE CHICAS PROJECT, which brought Sandra across the country. Her camera has allowed her to be part of the political and socially conscience filmmaking of BRAVE NEW FILMS. Just recently, Sandra had the lifetime opportunity of shooting Indie guru, Gregg Araki’s latest feature KABOOM that was an official selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and 2011 Sundance Film Festival. KABOOM will be theatrically released by IFC in February 2011. In Spring 2011 she is also looking forward to the video on-demand release of FLY AWAY, a feature she shot for director, Janet Grillo, plunging into the darker depths of autism by studying the everyday of a single mother and her highly impacted daughter. Sandra’s passion is behind the camera and is constantly shooting to fulfill her love of visually telling stories. She is extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to help visualize the world behind LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED. Visually telling stories is a definitive love of Sandra’s but telling stories visually that can change the world’s thinking is imperative to her