Set in the heart of Brighton Beach, Original Love tells the coming of age story of Danny, the son of a powerful Russian mob boss (Alex Veadov, We Own the Night, Act of Valor).
Original Love exposes audiences to the contemporary Russian American emigre culture of New York City, sharing its aspirations, its romance, its decadence, and its danger. Against this backdrop, Original Love tells a universal story of love, betrayal and family.
The film's writer-director David Gutnik is a first generation Russian-American and was born and raised in Brooklyn.
The film was financed on Kickstarter in March 2013. The team raised $30,000 from 200 backers in a month