Fear, Love, And Agoraphobia. Great Story And Delivery.
Director: Alex D’Lerma
Writer: Alex D’Lerma
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Release Format: VOD
MPAA: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
An agoraphobic man and a female Marine become emotionally entangled as they struggle to escape from their personal prisons.
Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia will release on iTunes and Video on Demand on April 13, 2018, by Leomark Studios. Pre-orders will begin on April 6, 2018. The Award-Winning Comedy, Drama is directed by Alex D’Lerma, who also pens the script. Produced by The Cinema Gym.
Dustin Coffey (American Horror Story: Cult, 2016) – Chet
Linda Burzynski (Shameless, 2017) – Maggie
Lori Petty (Point Break, 1991) – Francis
Doug Haley (The Babysitter, 2017) – Karl
Mark Adair-Rios (Courage Under Fire, 1996) – Kerry
Vince Lozano (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003) – White Eagle
Chanel Marriott (Rosewood, 2016) – Valentina
Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia trailer is captivating. A man and a woman, both fighting their own personal struggles, meet and become roommates. This turns into an awkward romance as they conjure deep feelings for one another.
The synopsis calls for a concept that is familiar, but innovative in its own way. There are many dramas and romance films that can relate to D’Lerma’s production, which has already made its mark in Film Festivals, garnering several awards. This is an achievement that’s worth noting.
Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia tell the story of Chet, who has agoraphobia and mysophobia. He has been under the personal care of his parents. When they get the house ready for sale so they can move to a new state and start anew, Chet has a panic attack. He isn’t ready to move. By the same token, he can’t survive without his parents. Yet, they give him no choice, but to make it on his own.
Maggie is an ex-marine. She is homeless and living out of her friend’s van. Most of her time and finances include caring for her husband, who are incarcerated for several years. When she gets the disappointing news, he will be in prison for life, she witnesses her life crashing before her eyes, and she is powerless against it.
Chet and Maggie meet in the unlikeliest of circumstances. He is looking for a roommate and a personal assistant to care for his daily needs. She is looking for a house to live in and escape the streets. What begins as an awkward companionship transforms into an unlikely friendship. This soon turns into an emotional affair that changes both of their worlds.
Award-Winning Best Actor Dustin Coffey and Award-Winning Best Actress Linda Burzynski deliver superior performances in their big screen debut. It is rare that Agoraphobia’s depicted on screen, and Coffey nails this character. Not knowing anything about the subject, I as the viewer, could gain the knowledge needed on the matter based on his performance alone. Not to mention the life of a mysophobe, which he also portrays well.
Burzynski comes in as Coffey’s companion, who is the complete opposite of his personality and lifestyle. Coffey, being very much-so sensitive to a lot of things, Burzynski challenges his fears in ways Coffey’s character struggles to open up to and cope with. Her character is masculine, tough, demanding, and competitive. This connection is exhilarating as most films depict these roles being switched. This redefines gender-biased roles in cinema.
There is a relevant fear that’s witnessed in romance and love. Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia show just the tip of the iceberg as there are many fears in this arena. Fear comes in many forms, and D’Lerma displays real common fears that ordinary people face every day. This factor makes this film different from your average Horror production and sets a different light on the genre.
Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia is original and innovative. Alex D’Lerma has created a captivating story that depicts ordinary, everyday people who battle genuine, everyday struggles. Fear and love are well-traveled themes all across cinema entertainment. They are universal because every human being can relate to their personal lives. Every individual has their own personal fears. Every teenager and adult has experienced love and romance in all of its glory and disasters.
It’s noteworthy that the film displays what people can relate to. When you compare to a lot of films that paint a poetic image of how love and romance should be but is far from reality. This film sticks in its true-to-life form and does not stray. This film is a cinematic treat. It presents a natural interchange of emotions that only sensitive subjects such as these can manifest.