Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2019


Directed by Michael Angelo Covino


Director: Michael Angelo Covino
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt



Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond — until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. This film is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak, and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane, and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships. Director Michael Angelo Covino and author Kyle Marvin wrote the screenplay to this film together, are in the lead roles, and are best friends in real life.

Meet the director


Michael Angelo Covino

Michael Angelo Covino was born in New York state in 1984. He's been a producer for more than 10 years and has directed a few short films, including THE CLIMB, which premiered at Sundance in 2018. This story about two longtime friends and a confession formed the basis for the feature film of the same title, which Covino presented at the Cannes Film Festival and for which he received the Coup de Cœur in the section Un Certain Regard.


Screenplay: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin
Original Material: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin
Director of Photography: Zach Kuperstein
Film Editor: Sara Shaw
Composer: Jon Natchez, Martin Mabz
Production Designer: Leo Swartz, Kaili Corcoran
Costume Design: Callan Stokes
Sound: Ryan Billia
Producer: Noah Lang, Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin
Production Company: Topic Studios
Co-Production Company: WATCH THIS READY
World Sales: Memento Films International
Distributor: Prokino Filmverleih GmbH