Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson‘s I Declare War is riddled with glaring, grating flaws. The performances from the young actors are inconsistent. The cinematography and effects look cheap. Character arcs and plotlines lose their energy and focus. And yet I Declare War is incredibly charming. It’s fun watching kids be kids in a game adults have become too self-conscious to play. It has the vibe of a big, backyard movie that kids would make with their friends if they had a little more money and time. The picture also makes the worthwhile argument that coming-of-age means betrayal and jealousy, and that the kids games are about to vanish.
Alonso Mayo has started principal photography on his feature directorial debut, The Story of Luke, in Ontario, Canada. Lou Taylor Pucci stars as Luke, “a young man with autism who, after being sheltered his whole life, embarks on a quest for a job and a girl.” Tonight it was revealed Seth Green will co-star alongside Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer, Kenneth Welsh, Tyler Stentiford, and Mackenzie Munro.
Producers Nina Leidersdorff, Julien Favre, and Fred Roos are doing their best to get the word out on the indie coming-of-age comedy. The official site and Facebook page are packed with material, including production stills, a lengthy synopsis, and even the first ten pages of the screenplay. Check it out after the jump.