NEW YORK PREMIERE
Written by David Bly and Leah Rudick
Directed by David Bly
Starring Leah Rudick,David Bly, Casey Biggs, Barbara Weetman, Chris Roberti, Sunita Mani
ABOUT THE FILM
Sweet Parents follows the pursuit for success, and subsequent struggle, in the New York culinary and art worlds. Gabby, a sculptor, and Will, a chef, start side relationships with a successful older man and woman in the hopes that they may gain better opportunities in their careers, but unfortunately, at the peril of ruining their own relationship.
Sweet Parents is incredibly timely -- and becoming perennially so -- as many renown and unknown artists are publicly lamenting their frustration with an increasingly expensive and oppressive New York, instead opting to build new true artistic communities in cities across North America. The concept of older benefactors (sugar mamas/sugar daddies, or Sweet Parents, as we have aptly labeled them) is trending in the zeitgeist, as young entrepreneurs are finding it to be the only way to make ends meet. The film explores the act of sacrificing the one you love for what you love, and the consequences and numbness that come with that decision. It explores the idea of jealousy, although not in a traditional sexual way, but rather in terms of one's feeling of self worth in a relationship when a new acquaintance can better your partner's life in a flash.
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