Film
SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE

IN A RELATIONSHIP

Directed by Sam Boyd
FEATURE NARRATIVE 92 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE IN A RELATIONSHIP
Owen (Michael Angarano) and Hallie (Emma Roberts) have been together for years, but when Owen wavers on Hallie’s proposition to move in together, they make the rash decision to call it quits. To both their dismay, they find it especially difficult to truly separate given how intertwined their lives have become. Meanwhile, Owen’s best friend Matt (Patrick Gibson) finds himself completely smitten with Hallie’s cousin Willa (Dree Hemingway), and they embark on an unexpected, but promising, romance of their own. Sam Boyd’s multi-character romantic dramedy adroitly juxtaposes two relationships at the opposite stages of their lifespan as the foursome haphazardly traverses the uncharted territory of 20-something millennial love over the course of a summer in Los Angeles. Bittersweet and achingly relatable, In a Relationship is a funny and deeply felt chronicle that attempts to answer the question: Do we need relationships in order to be happy?

—Shayna Weingast
Comedy, Drama, First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Sam Boyd’s first feature as writer/director is In a Relationship, based on his short film of the same name which was acclaimed by numerous publications in 2015. He has also directed branded content for Gatorade & Laura Mercier, and co-written an episode of the IFC series Stan Against Evil. He graduated from NYU Film School in 2012.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight Narrative
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    92 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cinematographer:
    Martim Vian
  • Colorist:
    Sam Daley
  • Director:
    Sam Boyd
  • Cast:
    Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway, Patrick Gibson, Jay Ellis, Melora Walters
  • Producer:
    Jorge Garcia Castro, David Hunter, Ross Putman
  • Composer:
    Michael Boyd
  • Supervising Sound Editor:
    Skip Lievsay
  • Editor:
    Max Goldblatt
  • Screenwriter:
    Sam Boyd
  • Executive Producer:
    Emma Roberts, Karah Preiss, Andres Icaza Ballesteros, Sergio Cortes Gomez, Will Russell-Shapiro, Stephen Braun, Jim Jacobsen

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