Ryan A. Cole’s Bittersweet Trailer
Gerard has found the love of his life, and after only three months of dating, he is ready to pop the question. Life is “sweet,” or so he thinks, until he discovers that his “true love,” Michelle, has committed the ultimate betrayal. His life soon begins a downward spiral, as he is consumed by hurt and rage, and determined to seek revenge. But, just as quickly, the course of his life changes again, when he realizes that the love he truly seeks has somehow found him.
In this 20-minute short film, director/writer Ryan A. Cole explores the universal story of the fragility of love and the ebb and flow of life. But, he also reveals life’s ultimate truth: that even within those moments of life’s highs and lows, ups and downs, bitter and sweet, we do not have to merely succumb to our destiny, or waste our time, and our lives, wondering why. We can choose to accept the realities of life. And, we can learn to love again.
“True love burns the brightest but the brightest flames leave the deepest scars.”
- Brandi Synder