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Trailer released for upcoming indie film by Albion woman

Staff Reports Posted 29 September 2014 at 12:00 am

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Date Friends” aims for November release

File photo by Sue Cook – “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date Friends” main characters Della (Amelia Favata) and Kyle (Adam Dixson) look at the art during a scene shot in June at Marti’s on Main in Albion. The scene is meant to be reminiscent of ’80s teen movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

ALBION – The trailer is out for an independent film produced by an Albion woman. The trailer for “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date Friends” debuted on Saturday at the Aurora Theater in East Aurora, showing before the film “Mostly Dead.”

Rhonda Parker has been working on “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date Friends.” She is targeting a November release for the film. Click here to see the trailer.

The film is her honors project at Genesee Community College. Parker has produced and directed the romantic comedy that includes a cast of about 35 people, not counting extras.

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Date Friends” is the story of Della Regal, an emotionally unavailable young woman full of sarcastic humor. She watches her friends fall in and out of love around her. As the film progresses, she finds herself conflicted over feelings for two different male friends. She is both happy for them and the girls they are with, but also feels irritated and annoyed about the situation.

Parker is earning degrees at GCC for paralegal and Communication Media Arts. The movie has been shot entirely in Orleans County. Parker and her husband Mark, the cameraman for the film, live in the village of Albion.