God of Love
2010 | 19 min | Short Narrative
Directed by: Luke MathenyUSA
Cast & Credits
Writer: Luke Matheny
God of Love is the story of a lounge-singing darts champion Raymond (Luke Matheny) who finds his prayers are answered--literally--when he receives a mysterious package of passion-inducing darts. The catch is that the one woman he loves--Kelly (Marian Brock), a drummer in his band -- is already in love with Ray's best friend Fozzie (Christopher Hirsh), the guitarist in the band. But when Ray uses the darts in a loony scheme to resolve this strange romantic triangle, he learns a surprising lesson about unrequited love and discovers his own place in the universe. Romance is in the air in this bohemian charmer.
About the Director
Luke Matheny is an Academy Award winning Brooklyn, N.Y.-based director, writer, actor and professor. His short film "God of Love" was Gold Medal winner of the Student Academy Award; special jury recognition at Aspen ShortsFest; as well as first prize and the King Award for Screenwriting at the NYU First Run Film Festival. "God of Love" was Matheny's thesis at NYU's prestigious graduate film program. "God of Love" is his first Academy Award. Matheny has also co-written a feature-length coming-of-age comedy, "A Birder's Guide to Everything," with Sundance-award-winning director Rob Meyer. The project is currently in pre-production at Crossroads Films in New York. He is currently writing a feature comedy script called "Ron Quixote" and teaches writing and directing at the School of Cinema and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) in Brooklyn. He enjoys jazz, Scrabble and cleaning his desk.