Romeo’s Distress is a weird, quirky, genre-bending, piece of “no-budget” filmmaking. It is a Shakespearean, Gothic, Horror-Thriller that tells a story of a boy name James, his unrequited love for a girl named Jane, and her father’s sadistic (yet dutiful) response to it all.
If you like Monochrome, Shakespeare, John Waters, Edgar Allan poe, Teenaged Angst, Gothic Cemeteries, Surrealism, Cheesecake, Grandmas, Ukeles, Carrots, Melons, And Grave Diggers then you will surely DIG Romeo!!!
The film was made in White Plains, NY along with scenes shot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in the town of Sleepy Hollow located in the Hudson Valley. The film was shot almost completely in Monochrome over the course of 15 months on a Production Budget of $2,553.00. Nick Bohun ( Sound, “The Battery” & “Here Alone“) and director Jeff Frumess made the film completely independently.
The film is currently “in consideration” at numerous festivals.