VOD & DVD RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, 2/2/21
Available on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Fandango and InDemand
I'll See You Around explores a day in Lucas's life, a 30-year-old African-American man living in Ithaca, New York, who is trying to finish his degree at community college. After discovering that his older brother, Kenji, who has just been released from jail, may be responsible for stealing his laptop to buy drugs, Lucas embarks on an emotional journey to learn how to cope with betrayal and dangerous blood ties. We follow Lucas as he navigates his relationships with his mother, child’s mother, and Ivy League girlfriend while most importantly striving to be a good father to his daughter. Will he be able to reconcile with those he loves, or will his troubled past destroy his chances?
My Review and Thoughts:
Lucas lives a lot inside of his own head. He doesn't communicate too well with others. Throughout the movie though, you can tell what he's thinking about with his day to day life. His father was killed wen he was younger and his older brother is into drugs. Lucas's mother loves her boys, but she's blind to the stuff that her older son does. Lucas is a good father and he takes care of his daughter and her mother. I don't have much more to say about it then that. Lucas struggles a lot with his issues and his family.
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DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: My creative vision for I’ll See You Around developed out of a collaboration with my childhood friend, Lucas Monroe, a thirty-year-old man living in Ithaca, NY, where his family fled after his father was murdered in Poughkeepsie. A few years ago, Lucas approached me about helping him write his memoir, which quickly transitioned into making a short film with him titled “While I Was Gone.” After the short’s successful festival run at LA Film Festival, Dallas International, Flickers’ Rhode Island, Denver Film Festival, and Palm Springs International ShortFest, we immediately decided to make a micro-budget feature and dove further into developing the storyline together.
Sharing his personal life felt important and brave. I discovered that Lucas’ story and his natural talent on screen were a kind of hidden magnificence. He had so much to say about his past and constantly struggled to share his feelings. I was motivated to make this film for so many reasons, but most deeply because I want to build empathy. We worked together to create a dramatic narrative that uses incidents from his real-life to convey his struggle to come to terms with his father’s murder, cope with his brother’s addiction and incarceration, and learn to accept the responsibility of fatherhood.
The film is an intimate and mysterious portrait that probes specific incidents and relationships in his real-life revealed with an improvised quality rarely seen. It became an opportunity to explore Lucas’s story, and it gave him a platform to develop as an artist and explore his psyche. We become intimately familiar with Lucas and his family in ways that challenge our notion and perception of race, family dynamics, empathy, and forgiveness. --- Daniel Fermín Pfeffer, Writer, Director
Director: Daniel Pfeffer
Writer: Lucas Monroe, Daniel Pfeffer
Producer: Alexandra Brown, Khaula Malik
Cast: Lucas Monroe, Roger Guenveur Smith, Maria Wilson, Darlene Monroe, Lazifa Gurbanova, Zanura Monroe, Kenji Monroe