PRLog - March 14, 2014 - HOLLYWOOD -- A unique achievement, “Soul Mates” is a film that consists entirely of long takes. Each scene is one continuous shot for up to 11 minutes at a time. All orchestrated on a steadicam. The inspiration came from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope,” which was basically a film without editing.
With the emergence of direct distribution models, it was the perfect opportunity to commemorate the 15-year anniversary by releasing the film online. “Had direct distribution existed back then, it would have been the obvious choice for connecting the film with viewers. In a way, the movie was ahead of its time,” said writer/director Todd Portugal.
“Soul Mates” revolves around a timid accountant, named Ben. He enlists the talents of a psychic, Zoe, to help him find his soul mate. Her service offers the customer a chance to pinpoint the place and time for a rendezvous with their perfect match. On this day, in the resort town of Laguna Beach, Ben races to catch up with his elusive companion, encountering near misses and mistaken identities. If he can pull it together, he might meet his one true love. The film stars accomplished actors Clare Carey, Michael Landes, and Rachel Hunter.
“Soul Mates” will be available for $1.49 to rent and $7.99 to own. View the trailer and purchase the movie at https://www.vimeo.com/
About the Filmmaker: Todd Portugal is a Los Angeles based filmmaker whose films have been distributed worldwide on DVD. He also directed “The Blair Thumb," which aired on Showtime. Portugal is a five-time Emmy Award nominee and member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.