A woman and a man sit down together to have a cup of good coffee and two different conversations. Reality and delusion make strange bedfellows.
Writer/director/producer: Léa Rondot
I initially wrote this short scene to give myself material to direct and submit to a local short film festival. Certainly not to make out with a real human man for two straight hours which would constitute sexual harassment and be altogether completely wrong.
Little did I know that working on this project would lead me to a team of artists and technicians who would work so hard they would blow my pants off, figuratively, with their dedication.
Good Coffee is my first effort as a director to which you might say, “Hmm. That explains a lot.” Or, “Hey, not bad but, holy hell, what’s going on here?”
All I can hope is that some might get a tickle or a chuckle or even be pushed into a deep emotional discomfort or a full blown existential crisis.
If anyone can watch this and forget how it will only leave them three minutes closer to death, I will be happy.
About Léa Rondot
Léa Rondot is a writer, director and actor who splits her time between Toronto and Montreal. She is a graduate of Concordia University’s theatre performance program.
She’s performed improv and stand-up in Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, New York City and Montreal. Just For Laughs nominated her 2010 sketch show with The Dirty Little Spoons for best English comedy at the Montreal Fringe Festival.
In 2013, as part of new sketch troupe 52PickUp, she took home title of best new local troupe at the Montreal Sketch Festival.
She has written, directed and starred in four short films. Two were screened at the 2010 and 2011 editions of Montreal’s M60 Film Festival.
The third, Good Coffee, won the Best Short Film Jury Prize at the 2013 ACTRA Awards in Montreal. It has since won a prize in New York and was an official Selection at Comedy Fest in LA.
Her newest project, a bizarre little psychological horror called Awake is currently in post-production.
She was a contributing writer for the web talk show Up Late Live starring Australian comic Shane Adamczak. She is currently writing and developing a new comedy web series and will direct the pilot in the fall.