Charlotte Sometimes (film)
|Directed by||Eric Byler|
|Produced by||Eric Byler|
|Written by||Eric Byler|
|Music by||Michael Brook|
|Edited by||Eric Byler
|Running time||85 minutes|
Charlotte Sometimes is a 2002 film written, directed, and produced by Eric Byler.
Nominated for two 2003 Independent Spirit Awards, and hailed by Roger Ebert as a breakthrough for Asian American filmmakers, Charlotte Sometimes is a "mysterious and erotic" romance exploring the kinds of love for which there are no names or clear arrangements.
Michael Idemoto (Sunsets) stars as Michael, a reclusive auto mechanic captivated by an enigmatic drifter (Jacqueline Kim, 2003 Spirit Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress). Eugenia Yuan co-stars as Michael’s tenant and best friend who, despite her live-in boyfriend (Matt Westmore), may hold the key to Michael’s heart.
When the women in Michael’s life meet face to face, Michael is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger, and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession.
- Michael Idemoto - Michael
- Eugenia Yuan - Lori
- Matt Westmore - Justin
- Jacqueline Kim - Charlotte/Darcy
- Kimberly-Rose Wolter - Kakela
- Shizuko Hoshi – Aunt
Awards and nominations
- Won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival
- Won Best Picture at the San Diego Asian Film Festival
- Won the Special Jury Prize at the Florida International Film Festival
- Nominated for two 2003 Independent Spirit Awards: The John Cassavetes Award (Best First Feature under $500,000), and Best Supporting Female (Jacqueline Kim)
- Featured in the 2003 Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival. After the film's showing, he interviewed director Byler, executive producer John Bard Manulis, and cast members Idemoto and Kim
- Cody ChesnuTT appears as himself in the film, performing on stage, and several of his songs are featured in the soundtrack.
The score was written by Michael Brook (An Inconvenient Truth), who also scored Eric Bayler's films "Tre," "Americanese," and "9500 Liberty."
- "Charlotte Sometimes press room". Retrieved 2007-01-26.
- "Spirit Award listings". Retrieved 2007-01-25.
- "Roger Ebert Moderated Q&A". Charlotte Sometimes DVD bonus feature.