Where does your world end and mine begin?
... Imagine a world where 'Straight' was considered 'gay' - and 'gay' was 'straight'. ... A world where it was taboo for a woman and a man to fall in love.
... A world where 'same sex marriage' was the only way in which society would permit you to love.
... A world where who you love defines who you are.
"Love is All You Need?" tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised in the 'picture perfect all-American family' - with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother...
But Ashley has a problem - she has a crush on a boy at school..., which is against everything this world has ever taught her. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end.
This film challenges our current conceptions of these phrases by switching, not only their meanings, but also the culturally instigated conditions that are commonly paired with the phrases; like suicide in response to bullying.
This film hopes to shed light onto the highly controversial issue of human and equal rights in the LBGT Community, and also raise awareness to our current world as to the obstacles that this community faces.
What is a world where you cannot love whom you wish?
"Love is all you need?" takes this question and tips it on its head; revealing the backwardness of our own society in matters of love, acceptance and freedom of choice.
"While this film will undoubtedly cause some uneasiness to its viewers, perhaps that is exactly what it is meant to do" says director Kim Rocco Shields about making the audience feel as uneasy as society currently makes LGBT people feel.
WingSpan Pictures, the company behind Shields, and also her last project "My Jane Doe" a controversial video testimonial about the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy in the military, is the main creative force behind the short. WingSpan is not only asking for help with the funding, but also is reaching out for support from local artists, musicians, actors and crewmembers help make the film be a layered creative endeavor. "A community effort is needed for this community problem", says Shields. All who are interested in donating their time or help funding to this film should contact the WingSpan Pictures Offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.