82 minutes – Comedy, Drama
Release date: October 19, 2018
Production company: Drive Films, Independent Edge Films, JoBro Productions, Nortario Productions
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures
Blake Conway (British actress Jessica Barden), is an aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior, and terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these woman and if her own self worth comes with a price. Trailer courtesy of Elevation Pictures.
The New Romantic was shot in Ontario and is Canadian director, Carly Stone’s debut feature film. It was developed through the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange, a CFC marketplace initiative in association with Just For Laughs.