what's IT ABOUT?

A Brief History

Tough Love began as a scriptwriting challenge that solicited positive responses, striking a chord with all who became involved in the project. Everyone finds a personal connection to the film and wants to know more about the characters. It is our desire to tell the rest of the story to develop deeper understanding and communication. 

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Tough Love is a thoughtful drama that depicts the boundaries and consequences of tough love,  as a young woman struggles to find connection, understanding, and answers while haunted by her past.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 15’

Aspect Ratio: 1:2.39

Screening Formats: 2K 5.1 DCP, 35 mm print (French subs), ProRes.

Sound: 5.1 or Stereo.

Shot on Black Magic, 24p, original format 2.8K

Language: English. 


A young, attractive bartender is crazed by a traumatic childhood after the death of her father. Constantly questioning her self-worth and duplicity, Lana struggles to find love as she seeks affection from strangers. She is burdened by the remnants of patriarchy, religion, and bad choices as she is faced with her own reflection. Lana must look in the mirror and confront her past in order to move on. 

Tough Love TV Show Bible

pitch bible

Tough Love has tremendous potential to be developed into a streaming series. Review the Pitch Bible and contact us for more information if you're interested in investing. 

"Made in NY" Short Film Selection
Finalist - Best WNY Short Film