The coronavirus shouldn’t keep us from falling in love, falling out of love … or being scared to death.
Now two new projects – filmed in a social-distance way – try to prove that.
Coming up is “Love in the Time of Corona” (shown here), Aug. 22-23 on Freeform. First, however, are the scares:
– “Home” debuts Thursday (July 30) … or, actually, any time after midnight Wednesday on the Shudder streaming service. Rob Savage directed the film, Shudder said, without being in the room with his actors. He still concocted “groundbreaking scares, stunts and surprises, all filmed by the actors in their own homes.”
– “Love in the Time of Corona” is a four-part mini-series, created by the “Good Trouble” people. It juggles several stories reflecting a social-distanced world.
In one, a husband and wife are suddenly spending lots of time together, after years in which he was mostly on the road. In another, a man in a nursing home can only communicate with his wife via internet. A third has a man and woman still living together, but deciding to do online dating with others.
All are filmed with actors who are together anyway. One story (shown here) has newcomer Ava Bellows as a college freshman who returns home, unaware that her parents are splitting. They’re played by her real-life parents, Gil Bellows (“Ally McBeal”) and Rya Kihlstedt.