Contributor Matt Glasson’s Film “Love Stalker” at Greenpoint Film Festival
You unfriended him on facebook, changed your phone number, moved to a new apartment and he still doesn’t get it. Unrequited love is a hard pill to swallow. It’s only stalking when you don’t want him to show up on your doorstep with roses or surprise you when you’re out with your friends. But all that does sound romantic in a different light, doesn’t it?
Maybe you have been the stalker and didn’t know it until you were sitting outside of his house in your car watching him leave for work, and it just hits you, “I’m the stalker!”
Contributor Matthew Glasson has experienced both sides, “I had just come out of breakup that got very ugly and I ended up getting briefly stalked by my ex-girlfriend right here in Greenpoint. Conversely, during this period of looking over my shoulder when I would go out, I started dating a girl I was convinced was going to evolve into my next relationship, but then she abruptly broke up with me. I was intent to win this girl back so I started devising some of my own ideas/plans of making my feelings known to her, but, upon better reflection, I decided that showing up at her doorstep with a dozen roses and some lame poetry was probably a bad idea.”
It is these “blurry lines” that Matthew and his co-producer and the film’s composer David P. Ohliger, a born and raised Greenpointer, explore in their film “Love Stalker” that started out as a short they completed in a weekend and turned into the feature that “ironically … has nothing to do with the short but it shares some of the same themes and influences.”
Love Stalker is the winner of the Greenpoint Film Festival’s Best Mico Budget Film Award. The screening will be followed by a panel with Matt Glasson, David Ohliger and
“Golf in the Kingdom” Executive Producer George Stephanopoulos, in case you want to hear more about Matt’s stalking experiences or in case you just want to hear him breath.