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Kevin and Winnie

By Alan Ng | February 7, 2022

How do you know if it’s true love and that you’ve met your soulmate? Director George Elias and writer John DiMarco take a stab at the question with their short film Kevin and Winnie. No, it has nothing to do with The Wonder Years.

The love affair between Kevin (Jordan Garcia) and Winnie (Brenna Daly) begins at a park in front of a giant sign that reads, “It All Starts Here.” Kevin is a grounded, salt-of-the-earth kind of guy, while Winnie is a free spirit with a youthful spark of energy. The two contrast one another perfectly. The first act ends with a proposal, but before you can say, “I do,” tragedy strikes, and true love is tested.

“The two contrast one another perfectly, and the first act ends with a proposal.”

Kevin and Winnie runs a brisk ten minutes. Right from the getgo, what the filmmakers and leads do so well is establish that Kevin and Winnie are in love. As in, truly real, love… at least cinema real. In fact, I like this couple, which is so important for what’s to come.

When the story takes a turn for the worst — yes, it gets pretty melodramatic — the short film taps into the idea that love is not a selfish emotion but one that involves sacrifice. Kevin and Winnie is for anyone who loves love.

For more information, visit the Kevin and Winnie Facebook Page.

Kevin and Winnie (2022)

Directed: George Elias

Written: John DiMarco

Starring: Jordan Garcia, Brenna Daly, etc.

Movie score: 7.5/10

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"…for anyone who loves love."

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