All That We Love

Description

A series of poignant events following the death of a cherished dog prompts Eddie Munns to reflect upon the interpersonal relationships with the people in his life. There's Stan; his gay best friend who's turned to serial dating and a "muscle bear" makeover to cope with the passing of his long-term partner. Ann; the ex-wife he still carries a torch for despite their decade-old divorce that ended bitterly. Maggie; his filmmaking daughter who's working on an intensely personal project she doesn't want him to see. And Karen; a wise and perceptive colleague who's a passionate animal rescuer at heart. Eddie's encounters with them forces him to reconcile with the memories he's still hanging onto, and muse on what needs to be let go before he can move on to the next chapter of his life.

All That We Love is an honest and sensitive portrayal of what it means to start over at midlife. In addition to its distinctly memorable characters, the film employs an ear for authentic humor and a heart for aching sorrow to explore themes of aging, friendship, parenthood, mortality, past loves, forgiveness and the often profound connections with our pets. 

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Yen Tan (director) is a Malaysian-born and Austin-based writer, director and graphic designer. His award-winning feature, Ciao, was released theatrically and was a Queer Lion contender at Venice Film Festival. Pit Stop, a script that was work shopped at Outfest Screenwriting Lab and was awarded grants by Austin Film Society and Vilcek Foundation, premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance 2013. It was nominated for a John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. Yen recently co-directed Until We Could with David Lowery, a PSA for Freedom to Marry that was narrated by Robin Wright and Ben Foster. It has gone viral and received attention from The Daily Beast, Slate and Huffington Post.

Jonathan Duffy (producer) produced Yen Tan's Pit Stop, which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and was later nominated for the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award in 2014. Duffy went on to produce Kat Candler's Hellion, recipient of an SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant, and the upcoming Untitled Hannah Fidell / Mark Duplass ProjectHellion premiered in the U.S. Dramatic competition at Sundance in 2014 and was released theatrically by IFC/Sundance Selects.

Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Director(s): Yen Tan
  • Producer(s): Jonathan Duffy, Kelly Williams
  • Writer(s): Yen Tan, Clay Liford

SFFS / KRF Producer Fellow & FilmHouse Alumni project