But Not for Me (2015 film)

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But Not for Me
Directed byRyan Carmichael
Produced byJason Stefaniak
Written byRyan Carmichael
StarringMarcus Carl Franklin
Elena Urioste
Music byRafaël Leloup
CinematographyJosh Fisher
Edited byChristopher Emanuel Smith
Impolite Company
Distributed byTurn Key Films
Release date
  • June 4, 2015 (2015-06-04) (Brooklyn International Film Festival)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited States

But Not for Me is a 2015 American musical romantic drama film written and directed by Ryan Carmichael, and starring Marcus Carl Franklin and Elena Urioste.[1]



In a 2013 interview with IndieWire, Ryan Carmichael said of the project: "The aim of this film is to fuse different artistic and intellectual elements to create a unique and dynamic dramatic experience. Starting with hip hop, I wanted to tap into the 'conscious' and improvisatory elements of the music in order to shine a light on some of the socioeconomic issues in America today. Existentialist philosophy comes into play as a mechanism to underscore the experience of Millenials who feel lost in a world where nothing is as they planned it. A 'Postmodernist' narrative structure is employed to frame the revolutionary spirit of the characters hoping to shape the world."[2]


  1. ^ Logan, Elizabeth (13 May 2015). "Duplass Brothers' 'Manson Family Vacation' To Open 18th Annual Brooklyn Film Fest". IndieWire. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Project of the Day: 'But Not for Me', A Hip Hop Musical Love Story". IndieWire. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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