TheWrap exclusively presents the trailer for filmmaker Ann Lupo’s festival darling and directorial debut “In Reality,” Watch the trailer above.
The film just won Special Jury Mention for U.S. Fiction at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF). Part documentary style, part magical realism narrative, “In Reality” is an autobiographical rollercoaster ride through the mind of a young woman falling in and out of love.
Written, produced, directed, edited and starring Lupo, the story centers on Ann, who is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned. The disappointment of rejection sends her into an obsessive downward spiral that tests the limits of her sanity and the strength of her closest friendship. In order to reclaim her bearings on reality, she confronts her overgrown fantasies by making a film about the experience. The result is a vulnerable, hilarious and vibrantly stylized investigation of love.
Holly Meehl also produced alongside Lupo. Executive producers are Freida Orange and Winnie Kemp.
Additionally, Lupo received the TikTok Real Short Award, winning $10,000 for a 30-second video she made for the Los Angeles Film Festival, a competition open to all LAFF directors.
“In Reality” also stars Miles G. Jackson, Kimiko Glenn, Jill Eikenberry, Olivia Washington, Lauren E. Banks, Esteban Pedraza, Sean Grandillo.