In Reality

Canadian Premiere | United States | 94 min

Director: Ann Lupo

Writer: Ann Lupo

Stars: Ann Lupo, Miles G. Jackson, Kimiko Glenn, Olivia Washington

Country/Language:  US/English

Notable Festivals: Austin Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, LA Film Festival

Synopsis: Despite boasting rich friendships and a creative job, young filmmaker Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned and the disappointment of rejection shoots her down a deep rabbit hole of unrequited love. Looking for a way to climb out, Ann picks up a camera and sets her sights inward. She confronts multiple characters within her conscious, from a maniacal game show host to a glamorous cabaret performer, that guide her through her investigation of the relationship and her own neuroses. Blending docu-style interview with comedy, drama and hyperbolic fantasies, Ann creates an elaborate, eccentric world that manages to be as intensely relatable as it is one of a kind.


Ann Lupo

Ann Lupo (writer, director, producer, actor, editor) is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and actor. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts she traveled the country with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas filming DOCUMENTED, a feature length documentary she co-directed and co-produced that tells the story of Vargas’ life growing up as an undocumented immigrant in America. The film premiered at AFI DOCS in 2013, was distributed by CNN Films, and is now available on Netflix and iTunes.  In 2014 she began working with director Mac Premo who trained her to be the fiercest editor on the planet.

Their notable collaborations include the Vimeo STAFF PICKED “Bucket Board” video (220K views), eight national Ford F150 commercials and two U2 music videos (45m views). Since then she has collaborated with Casey Neistat on several short films and appeared in a Samsung commercial that aired at the 2018 Academy Awards. In 2015 she started production on a film of her own exploring love and romance. Over the course of three years, it became IN REALITY, her first feature film.


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