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About

A Fresh Take on a Classic Style –

Love Is Afoot! is a completely original, outlandishly funny, ‘out-of-the box’ musical romantic comedy feature film. Set in the late 1940s and early 50s, the movie will have the look, feel and smell of the big MGM smash hits from that era. It re-imagines the classic Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire musical with updated subject matter that brings relevance and an edge to today’s savvy audience.

Harkening back to the days when musicals ruled the box office, Love Is Afoot! will be shot in ‘Technicolor’ and with costume and set designs straight from that nostalgic era. Our goal with Love Is Afoot! is to pay homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals.

Adapted from the award-winning short film, Love Is Afoot! follows the life and times of Joe Smoot-Nibley.  It’s the classic boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl love story- turned upside down. Think Singin’ In The Rain meets the comedy of The Farrelly Brothers.

The 12 song original soundtrack is outstanding! It’s an upbeat original score that’s belted out by a big band orchestra yet still fits in with contemporary musical film and theater. With its hilarious original screenplay, familiar style and original catchy, toe-tapping songs, Love Is Afoot! is destined to be an instant classic.

To see more on the genesis of Love Is Afoot!, click on the ABOUT tab above and select,  IT STARTED WITH ‘F.’

SHORT SYNOPSIS –

At its core, Love Is Afoot! is a love story about two childhood sweethearts and their struggle to be together.

The movie chronicles the life of Joe Smoot-Nibley and his journey for acceptance and quest to find his “sole-mate.” He’s a hopeless romantic in love with the girl of his dreams… and more specifically, her feet. The girl is Rose Marie Pedals and it was love at first sniff the moment they met as toddlers on the playground sliding board.  Rose Marie is beautiful on the inside and out. She adores Joe and understands his desires because she actually has her own thing for feet plus she’s obsessed with shoes- lots and lots of shoes. But being from different economic and social classes they are pulled apart again and again.

Giving in to pressures from her peers and family, Rose Marie ends up unhappily married to the rich, popular jock leaving Joe to settle down with a true beast of a woman named, Millie Liskusky who treats Joe like dirt. Millie’s only redeeming quality is the extra digit on each of her oversized feet. But twelve toes aren’t enough to make up for the ten that got away.

With help and sage advice from a magical shoe cobbler named, Luigi, we follow our hero and heroine and a cast of crazy characters as they sing and dance their way through their incredible journey to find true love!

For CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS, please click the ABOUT tab above.

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Music

The upbeat original music of Love Is Afoot! stays true to the era of the great Musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s: Big Band, Swing Beat and hot Jazzy numbers. Twelve original catchy, toetapping songs belted out by a full orchestra that will keep the audience humming. The film’s elaborate song and dance numbers will please today’s sophisticated audiences hungry for the next big musical.

All the songs were written, composed and demo recorded by the incredibly talented Perry Sachs and jazz legend, Kevin Guillaume.  Now through the amazing talents of our Music Producer, Tim Davis, the music is being perfected.  There’s no one better than Tim and his team; they are KINGS in late 1940s hot jazz.

The Love Is Afoot! Soundtrack contains 12 original songs and 4 instrumentals.


The Love Is Afoot!  Songs

(In order of appearance in the musical)

 

Learn more about the the music !

Hover over the song and click the  “LINK” symbol not the magnifying glass 

Meet

The Producers

EXPERIENCED PRODUCTION AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

Love Is Afoot! will be produced by, and Love Stinks, LLC will be managed by, laceyface productions, Inc. and its Principals.  Love Stinks, LLC was formed recently for the sole purpose of producing and commercializing, Love Is Afoot!    laceyface Principals have invested their own funds and have several Angel investors committed to develop the feature film.  

The hilarious screenplay was written by the comedy team of Perry Sachs, SNL alum, and sweet ass, Michael LaFata (see more below).   The original 12 song soundtrack was written and composed by the incredibly talented jazz composer, Kevin Guillaume and Perry Sachs.  The songs are now being perfected by Tim Davis, vocal arranger/producer and contractor for TV’s Glee, with an assist from jazz musician, Tony Guerrero, currently both on tour throughout America with See Jane Sing with Jane Lynch.

Tony nominated Broadway and film star, Laura Bell Bundy brings her incredible energy, talent and experience to the Love Is Afoot! team. Not only an amazing actress and singer, she’s a seasoned producer who understands the demands of a musical. Laura Bell will also be taking on the featured supporting role of Iris, the lead character’s Mom in the musical. The role includes a song, Living the Dream.  Wait till you hear her sing this jazzy “Andrews Sisters-esque” style ditty.

We are very excited to have Ryan Kasprzak as the musical’s Choreographer. His experience in 1940s/50s choreography and expertise in Tap will lift the dance numbers off the screen. Ryan was recently Assistant Choreographer for Smash and was the finalist in seasons 5 & 6 of NBC TVs, So You Think You Can Dance. His dance artistry will blow you away.

This Love Is Afoot! team is still growing. Come back again to see more additions…

THE WRITERS:  MICHAEL AND PERRY – A PROVEN PARTNERSHIP

Individually, what Perry Sachs and Michael LaFata bring to the table is immeasurable. In addition to 18+ years of writing, directing and producing comedy, Perry brings with him more than a decade of musical composition and production expertise as well as an adamant passion and exceptional knowledge of Broadway and classic film musicals. Michael also has years of comedic skill from both in front of and behind the camera.  But it is his knowledge and experience from the world of finance/business that sets him apart from your average starving artist.

Since 1997 when the gods of jest brought the two together at The Acme Comedy Theater in Hollywood, Perry and Michael have teamed up for one hilarious project after another.  Once they decided to re-imagine their breakout short film “F” into a full-length musical feature, they brought aboard their old friend, master composer, Kevin Guillaume.  While most producers run from words like “ambitious” and “ground breaking” Perry and Michael have always worked hard to push each presentation beyond the conventional limits.  With Love Is Afoot! these two visionaries will break through the boundaries of what people expect from a low budget musical film.

THE FEET BEHIND LOVE IS AFOOT!

 

CURRENTLY ATTACHED!

We are proud to have on board the following terrific actors:


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 Jerry Trainor –  iCarley / Wendell and Vinnie / Drake and josh

Jerry continues to bring laughs to millions. A mainstay at Nickelodeon for years, Jerry enjoys a huge fan base that follows his every role. We are confident that he will help pack the theaters once Love Is Afoot! is presented to worldwide audiences.   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0999117/

 

 

 

 

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 AJ Buckley – Seal Team / Narcos / Justified / Happy Feet

AJ has been exciting audiences for years, starring on such TV shows as CSI:NY, and Steven Bochco’s Murder in the First as well as feature films including Home Sweet Hell with Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl. He’s currently starring on the new CBS show, Seal Team. We are proud to have AJ on board, again! In 2006, AJ played the shoe salesman in “F” the short that Love Is Afoot! is adapted from.     http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0118568/

 

 

 

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Bryce JohnsonPretty Little Liars / Lone Star / Doctor Strange

Bryce will bring his incredible talents to the Love Is Afoot! production. We are excited to have him on board and know that his energy and charming charisma will bring life to the rich, snobbish character of, Buzz Nelson. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424684/

What's Happening

Movie Updates

LIA! SOUNDTRACK UPDATE

My dear friends, we are about one week out from releasing 5 NEWLY remixed songs by our Music Producer, Tim Davis.  We will unveil – Living The Dream This Place Stinks! Up My Alley In Step Plus Two With Love Is Afoot, Waiting For That Other Shoe To Drop and Special Someone already finished.  We are […]

Back in the Studio

Hello foot, shoe and indie movie lovers and everyone in-between, We are remixing 5 songs from the LIA! Soundtrack orchestrated by our Music Producer, Tim Davis.  Stay tuned!!!

 

 

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Contact Us

The Producers are available to discuss their vision for Love Is Afoot! which includes a path to stage production/Broadway. A detailed Business Plan, script, budget and schedule are available for review.

MICHAEL LACEY

Executive Producer
laceyface productions
310-746-8015
mike@laceyface.com

 

PERRY SACHS 

FourFront Productions
202-286-1766
perry@ffprods.com

 

LAURA BELL BUNDY

LBBTV Productions

 

DARREN TRATTNER

Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen, et al
310–553–0305

dtrattner@jtwamm.com


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