Short Film-Modern Romance is Dead

Modern Romance is Dead is a short film about heights/depths of love. Heartbreak finds E.M. and now he is trapped in a hellish reality of his own design.
Omii Thompson
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Toronto, Ontario
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Hello, My name is Omii Thompson and I am an independant film maker based in Toronto Canada. With your help I would like to make the second short film in my Modern Romance series called Modern Romance is Dead

What is this project?

Modern Romance is an exploration about the highs and lows of love, an ongoing series of tales that deal with issues of love and romance in today’s cynical times.

In it’s original incarnation Modern Romance was a blog, a collection of stories and ideas that sprung from the mind of it’s creator, Omii Thompson.

Modern Romance is Dead is the second in a series of short films that have grown out of this initial concept, following on from the first film in the series Modern Romance: The Affair





Modern Romance is Dead is a story about falling in and out of love. We follow our main character, E.M. whose world comes crashing down around him after he experiences heartbreak from an intense yet short-lived relationship. He now finds himself trapped in a dark reality of his own creation and decides to take one final action. To find love...and kill it.

L.K. is the object of E.M. unrequited affection. Images of her haunt him on his dark journey; we catch only glimpses of her: warm and tender memories occasionally darkened by moments of despair.

A mysterious shadowy figure is pursuing E.M. leading him down a path that inevitably spirals out of control and ends fatally.

-View MRID prologue here- 



Writer,Director, & Producer

Omii Thompson is a product of New York City, Toronto, and Sheridan College's Classical animation program.  He has written and directed the animated music videos for indie Toronto rock group TEN KENS , as well as lending his visual style and direction to the animated pilot "Hood" for Disney XD Europe and US/Teletoon Canada.  Making the move into live action Omii has written and directed the music videos "Mousetrap" (again with TEN KENS) and "Wake Me Up" for Toronto rock band JUICE.  Omii's first short film "Modern Romance : the Affair" is a testament to his creative vision. Modern Romance :The Affair was an official selection of the 2013 REELWORLD Film Festival in Toronto Canada



Director Of Photography - Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson has a wealth of knowledge and experience working as a Camera Operator and DoP; within the camera team on productions such as Robocop, The Thing and Carrie.




Producer-Symone Roper

Bio coming soon.


Producer - Sandra Alcocer

Sandra is Head of Production at and a graduate of Humber College’s Film and Television Production Program. She has produced a number of short films and music videos and is currently in post production on her debut feature film


Associate Producer - Adam Park

Adam Park is one of the founders of; an international creative content agency based out of London, UK. He has produced a number of short narrative films, documentaries and commercials,  


Composer - Bird

Bird is a musician, songwriter and producer.  He bagan his career producing the first full length album "Escape From the Pigeon Hole" by hip hop artist Abdominal.  What followed was working on the Juno nominated "The Book" by another hip hop artist D-Sisive, and the follow up album "Let The Children Die" which was long listed for the Polarize Prize. Bird is currently working on his debute album labelled 'La Notte'.

Aside from Album production, he also waorks as a music producer for the Gemini winning television show "Departures".




Cesare Scarpone
-Male Lead

Lauren Richard- Female Lead



How much is needed? CA$10,000 -  from you kind folks who have got this far on our campaign - will get this film made.

What will it be spent on and why will it be needed?

This will all go into the costs accrued from those not inclined to donate their resources (equipment houses, prop houses, grocery stores) and for perishables (makeup, prosthetics, gas). Where we can’t get away with it, some studio time and technical work will need to be hired.

We have a great group of friends and colleagues that will be putting their time and experience into this project, far beyond the value of the money we are looking to raise.



We can't ask you for your kind gernerosity without giving something in return.  Check out our list of perks on the right side of the screen.  They range from a digital copy of the trailer, to an Executive Producer credit on the film-which would pretty make you a BOSS and ready for Hollywood.  

Everyone who donates no matter what the amount will be invited to the screening of the film when it premiers.

* All donations will allso get you a copy of Modern Romance is Dead.  Donations $50 and up will get you copies of both Modern Romance is Dead and Modern Romance The Affair. 


20 bucks will get you our heartfelt gratitude. For the cost of a pizza, we will bring you into this project and will make you feel proud of what you have played a part in helping us achieve. There are higher options available, for the more affluent and generous among you, and there are keepsakes  


Investing in projects like this are also about developing talent and helping you to see films you want to see. It’s not a feature (and although Tom Cruise auditioned well the decision was made that he just didn’t have what we were looking for) but it is a piece with that will have love and hard work in every frame.

Thank you for your time, and please feel free to share this campaign with your friends and family.









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  • $20CAD

    A huge thank you and digital copy of the trailer when it’s completed, an invite to the screening of Modern Romance is Dead.

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    signed hard copy of the script + above

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    Poster (signed by cast and crew) & Film Soundtrack + all above *I'll write you a love letter, from Omii to you/ *I will be your virtual boyfriend for a day

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    Concept art & Film Stills + above

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    Associate Producer + all above *I will be your virtual boyfriend for a week

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    Executive Producer +all above *I will not mention what I will do here for this amount for fear of being shut down for it being too sexy and illegal in several states and provinces.

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