A Reunion is a feature film from director Hernando Bansuelo. It is set for theatrical distribution this upcoming August from Ariztical Entertainment. I co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film alongside actor Josh Watson, in addition to composing music alongside Imperial Teen and Faith No More musician Roddy Bottum.
“An exploration of male friendship and intimacy, A REUNION is about two friends’ latent coming of age and the search for one’s identity along the American landscape.”
– from the Provincetown International Film Festival programme notes
“A film that’s surprising and thoughtful and occasionally quite stirring, and one that certainly rises above standard gay romance fare.”
“Promises good things from Bansuelo and his co-conspirators”
“An emotional and eventful road trip.”
“A tender portrait of an unresolved relationship that closes on a bittersweet open-ended note while suggesting a stinging new sense of clarity on both sides.”
“The performances are sufficiently lived-in to feel fresh.”
-The Hollywood Reporter
The Distance From Here is a play by Neil LaBute. With the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble, I played the lead role of Tim in the critically-acclaimed West Coast Premiere of the production, in addition to designing the sound.
“With little to occupy their time other than finding a decent place to hang out—the zoo, the mall, the school parking lot—Darrell and Tim are two American teenagers who lack any direction or purpose in their lives. When Darrell’s suspicion about the faithlessness of his girlfriend is confirmed and Tim comes to her defense, there is nothing to brake their momentum as all three speed toward disaster.”
– from the official play description
“Lovan is brilliant as the absent-minded Tim, appearing in multiple scenes in nothing but his underwear.”
-Los Angeles Loyalan
“The staunch cast is brittle, enervated and vicious.”
“Lovan [has] a sweetness found nowhere else in the play.”