Weddings can be tough. The pressure, the stress and the commitment can easily cause cold feet.
In the new independent film “Breakup at a Wedding,” a family, originally from Miami, comes together to tell the story of a bride who decides to break up with her fiancé on their wedding day. But instead of facing the embarrassment, the bride tells her fiancé to proceed with a fake wedding—and he agrees.
“It’s a comedy really for everyone. It’s a wedding comedy. It’s a romantic comedy, but it also plays to men in a way that I think most wedding comedies don’t,” said Victor Quinaz, who wrote, directed and stars in the film.
In addition to their online success, Victor Quinaz was preparing for his own wedding with Anna Martemucci, who co-wrote, produced and stars in the film.
“When we knew that we wanted to make a film, we were engaged and super stressed out about making a wedding happen,” Martemucci said. “We had so much to talk about and we dealt with all of our issues.”
The main character and groom, Philip Quinaz, is the producer’s brother and a wedding DJ. Through his experience he was able to provide insight and unique wedding stories.
“In making this film with the family it feels like we have an uncle who has been staying in our basement a little too long,” Philip Quinaz said. “It’s like you’re saying ‘It’s time to go.’”
The brothers said it was a unique experience, where they were able to incorporate the people they liked and loved.
“The film took almost two years to make and we are all still family and friends. That’s a huge thing because in most films, I think that after three months people aren’t talking,” Victor Quinaz said. “In all sincerity it’s one of the greatest things we will ever be able to do ... It was amazing, and they were cheap labor.”
The film will be screening at the O-Cinema Wynwood on June 19, but it can also be ordered online and on iTunes.
“Breakup at a Wedding” is close to reaching the iTunes top 20, and they hope it will continue to go viral online.
“It represents the new trend of people who are watching and discovering films from the comfort of their own home,” Philip Quinaz said.
In the future, they hope to continue more of these independent films that have limitless reaches through the internet.
Watch a clip of “Breakup at a Wedding” here: