Making Love is a noir featurette that I recently produced that is based on an original script I wrote many years ago. It offers a cinematic exploration of some central themes in my work.
It is about a playwright with a dark past who risks his life in returning to his home city to find out if a woman with whom he once had a passionate and illicit affair ever truly loved him, only to learn that it was only ever the unknowing and distance that kept their desire alive.
While Making Love is a cinematic study on the nature of Drive, it is animated by some of the central ideas that underpin pyrotheology. It has a theological structure that helps to express the overall task of theology, its relationship to atheism, and the nature of salvation. None of which will be immediately obvious on first watching the film. But tomorrows reflection should help to bring some clarity.
In addition to the film, I've also included a link to the original kickstarter page that outlines more about the background of the film and updates concerning actors, locations, and filming.
Starring David Dastmalchian, Frédérique Bel, Nigel O'Neill, Dominic de Coster and Chris Kelly.
Directed by Helen Rollins
Written by Helen Rollins and Peter Rollins
Based on an original play by Peter Rollins
Produced by Johnny Rollins and Peter Rollins
Executive produced by Hugh Schulze and Rob Morel
Co-produced by John Lyons, Laurie Struck, Brenton Reading and Jill Olson
Cinematography by Ryan Kernaghan
Edited by Caleb Swyers
Score by Adrian Romero