There's a new lesbian romantic comedy in town and it's coming to a theater near you. Portrait of a Serial Monogamist is about a forty-something television producer and serial monogamist who breaks up with her long-standing girlfriend, only to discover that she may have broken up with the one she was meant to be with. This film is influenced by such greats like Annie Hall, Manhattan and High Fidelity.
Set in Toronto, Portrait of a Serial Monogamist tells the story of Elsie Neufeld, a 40 something television producer who is charming, successful and a complete mess when it comes to relationships. When Elsie breaks up with her long-standing girlfriend, she is forced to confront herself, the prospect of being single for the first time and the possibility that she broke up with the one she is meant to be with.
Christina Zeidler Co-Writer/Director/Producer
Christina Zeidler is a film and video artist with over thirty film and video titles in distribution, which have shown internationally at festivals and appeared on television and the web. Christina was named one of Toronto’s 10 best Filmmakers by Cameron Bailey artistic director of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and has won the Best Canadian Media Award at the Images Film Festival. Her work has exhibited in numerous venues including the Albright Knox Biennial, Tate Modern and the New York Anthology Film Archives. She is also President and Developer of The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. www.christinazeidler.com
John Mitchell Co-Writer/Director/Producer
John Mitchell is a Toronto writer and director who started his career as one half of the cult 90’s musical comedy duo Brock & John. Mitchell went on to spend two years at the famed Second City in Toronto as part of the Auxiliary Company. Mitchell has written and directed several musical comedies and was one of the early writers of the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, which went on to win 5 Tony Awards on Broadway. He recently completed post production on his first documentary feature, with co-director Jonathan Crombie, Waiting For Ishtar, about Elaine May’s much-maligned 1987 comedy staring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty.
The amazingly talented cast:
Diane Flacks/ Elsie
Vanessa Dunn /Lolli
Dawn Whitwell /Jackie
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