At its simplest level, Linus Lovely is a short film about a sincere and intimate friendship. It focuses on one evening in the life of 24 year-old roommates, Dylan Fairchild and Stella Tessier, who have been close friends since their first year of college six years earlier.
All of the action transpires on New Year’s Eve, beginning with Dylan alone in the apartment preparing for Stella’s return. They are very set in their traditions, which include years of carrying pocket-sized Rhodia journals with them everywhere in order to keep a record of their friendship with the hope of one day writing a novel together with the material collected.
The collection of journals is the main prop associated with the friendship shared between the two characters. They are the physical manifestation of the intangible intimacy of this relationship. Stella and Dylan have spent years scratching notes, sketches, numbers, jokes, memories and dreams into these books so that they have proof that such friendships exist. Neither character is very materialistic but if either had to give up their possessions they would choose to keep this record over any other object they own. The journals are their piece of mind because they are the substance of their friendship. To them, the journals are home.
Actress Allison Calhoun portrays Stella
“Anne Marie Boidock (writer/director of Linus Lovely) was born on the savage wastelands of the northern Arctic, where her heart was rendered irreparably frozen. In this desolate land, it has been told and retold from generation to generation, she perfected the tedious art of selecting the absolute most perfect scarf for any given time of day, season or outfit. (Seriously, this one scarf–it’s angelic.)Known to cast rigid bursts of cold wind upon complete strangers with even the slightest of innocent glances, Anne Marie is calculated yet carefree, lovable yet dangerously deceptive. Her opinion is to be taken with the highest of regard, however she is under no circumstances to be trusted. She dances, but not to the point of being foolish. She laughs, but not hard enough to make you question her sincerity. She observes and investigates, but never without hiding the fact that she is doing so.
In her left pocket, she keeps a folded, orange Rhodia journal; in her right, three quarters, two nickels and one penny, always held face-up for the best of luck. Oh, and a pencil. A pencil in her right pocket. For writing.Currently you can find Anne Marie putting the finishing touches on her latest short film, “Linus Lovely” (title not subject to change), which will be submitted to festivals at the end of this year. She is also in a constant feverish state of writing future projects, perfecting her [witch]craft, and planning a move to the warmest and fuzziest parts of Brooklyn. Keep an eye out, Brooklyn. Property taxes are about to go up.” – Linus Lovely producer, Adam Brown