TRAILER

Chet, is a 28 year old agoraphobic man (he has a fear of being outside) and still lives with his mother.

When mom moves away Chet has to get a roommate. Enter Maggie. A volatile female Marine with her own personal issues. The two become emotionally entangled as they struggle to escape from their self-made prisons.

Lead actors Dustin Coffey and Linda Burzynski shine in their big screen debut. Both have won multiple 'Best Actor' awards. They are joined by veteran actress Lori Petty (Point Break, Orange is the new Black) who won a 'best supporting actress' award for her performance as Frances.

PHOTOS

Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Alex D'Lerma (Writer/Director), Linda Burzynski (Maggie), Ed Aristone (Rick)
Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Linda Burzynski (Maggie)
Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Alex D'Lerma (Writer/Director)
Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Ed Aristone (Rick)
Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Alex D'Lerma (Writer/Director), Linda Burzynski (Maggie), Ed Aristone (Rick)
Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Ed Aristone (Rick)
Playhouse West Film Festival Philadelphia
Alex D'Lerma (Writer/Director)
Hoboken International Film Festival
Alex D'Lerma wins ‘Best Editor’ award and the Festival Favorite 'Jury Prize’ award, shared with producers Coffey and Markus Linecker
Hoboken International Film Festival
Dustin Coffey (Audience Choice Award 'Best Actor'), Linda Burzynski (Grand Jury Award 'Best Actress') and Alex D'Lerma ('Best Editor')
Hoboken International Film Festival
‘Best Actress’ - Linda Burzynski (as Maggie)
Behind the Scenes
Director of Photography Bill Totolo and Writer/Director Alex D'Lerma
Behind the Scenes
Make-up Artist Melissa Webb with Ed Aristone (Rick)
Behind the Scenes
Anton Jarvis (Mountain Mike) and Mark Adair Rios (Jerry) on location at Francis' bar
Behind the Scenes
Joseph DiAgosta on location at Francis' bar
Behind the Scenes
Director of Photography Bill Totolo with the Helix Gimbal
Behind the Scenes
Director of Photography Bill Totolo and Writer/Director Alex D'Lerma on location in "Chet's room"
Behind the Scenes
Production Assistant Nicole DeMaria, Producer Markus Linecker, Director Alex D'Lerma and Linda Burzynski (Maggie)
Behind the Scenes
Linda Burzynski (Maggie), Director Alex D'Lerma and Director of Photography Bill Totolo on location in "Maggie's room"
Behind the Scenes
Dustin Coffey (Chet), Data Wrangler John-Michael Scanlon, Production Assistant Nicole DeMaria, Director Alex D'Lerma and Producer Markus Linecker meet on location
Behind the Scenes
1st Assistant Camera Operator Derek Plough
Playhouse West Film Fest
Linda Burzynski wins Grand Jury Award 'Best Actress' in a Feature Film (as Maggie)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Dustin Coffey wins Audience Choice Award 'Best Actor' in a Feature Film (as Chet)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Linda Burzynski wins Grand Jury Award 'Best Actress' in a Feature Film (as Maggie)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Alex D'Lerma
(Writer, Director, Editor), Christopher Gooch (Scott)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Linda Burzynski wins Audience Award for 'Best Actress' (as Maggie).
Markus Linecker (Producer)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Dustin Coffey wins Audience Choice Award 'Best Actor in a Feature Film' (as Chet)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Dustin Coffey (Chet), Linda Burzynski (Maggie) and Alex D'Lerma (Writer, Director, Editor)
Playhouse West Film Fest
Dustin Coffey (Chet), Markus Linecker (Producer)
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Alex D'Lerma
(Writer/Director/Editor)
Frank Gerrish (Pat)
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Dustin Coffey (Chet), Anny Rosario (Sara), Linda Burzynski (Maggie)
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Vince Lozano (White Eagle), (Dustin Coffey (Chet), Steven Marter (Forrester)
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Champagne reception
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Markus Linecker (Producer), Linda Burzynski (Maggie), Dustin Coffey (Chet), Alex D'Lerma (Writer, Director, Editor)
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Jonas Banks (Associate Producer), Alex D’Lerma (Writer/Director), and Enrique “Rico” Diaz (Executive Producer & role of Rex)
Spielberg/Egyptian Theater
Alex D’Lerma (Writer/Director) Mehtap Yildizhan (Executive Producer)
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Alex D'Lerma (Writer, Director, Editor), Markus Linecker (Producer), Dustin Coffey (Chett)
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Dustin Coffey (Chet)
Alex D'Lerma
(Writer, Director, Editor)
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Markus Linecker (Producer)
Chet finds Maggie's gun
Dustin Coffey
Mom says goodbye to Chet
Alison England, Dustin Coffey
Chet takes a ride
Dustin Coffey
Chet venting in bathtub
Dustin Coffey
Frances comforts Maggie
Linda Burzynski, Lori Petty
Maggie vs prison guards
Steven Marter, Linda Burzynski, Joshua Boyer
Frances the former Marine
Lori Petty
Maggie gets the news
Linda Burzynski
Maggie and Chet bond
Linda Burzynski, Dustin Coffey
Maggie boxing Chet
Linda Burzynski, Dustin Coffey
Chet gets strong
Dustin Coffey
Maggie's train ride
Linda Burzynski
Maggie living in a van
Linda Burzynski
Maggie pleads with her lawyer
Linda Burzynski, Mark Adair-Rios
Party Girl is pissed
Nicole DeMaria
Prison time
Steven Marter, Marcus LaVoi
Rick going stir-crazy
Ed Aristone
Valentina the manipulator
Chanel Marriott
Maggie finds a home
Linda Burzynski
White Eagle vents
Vince Lozano

AWARDS

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

REVIEWS

"Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia is original and innovative. Alex D’Lerma has created a captivating story that depicts ordinary, everyday people who battle genuine, everyday struggles. This film is a cinematic treat."

DecayMag

"Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Alex D’Lerma‘s deeply moving Fear Love and Agoraphobia is its slight of hand. It’s the film’s brilliant use of transparency that make this all together something a little special."

That Moment In

"A touching movie, of heart, friends and inner strength. This is a great tale of self discovery and taking chances. Solid performances from the entire cast."

Ryan's All Things Greek

"Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia is one of those rare indie gems you are pleased to uncover. It has a comedic narrative infused with naturalism and heart."

OC Movie Reviews

"Dustin Coffey and Linda Burzynski give such strong performances in Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia as they balance the comedy, drama, and romance of their intertwined roles."

Villain Media

"Acclaimed actress Lori Petty shines in an award-winning performance in the first new indie film sensation of 2018, "Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia."

Broadway World

"A pleasant and welcome distraction from big budget fare. I would say screenwriter and helmer, Alex D’Lerma appears to be very interested in the human condition, thus the characters he created are very well-developed and layered."

Movie Quotes and More

"D'Lerma’s film is a love letter to a part of society often overlooked and it’s not to be missed."

Spoiler Free Movies

"Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia A Distressing Yet Refreshing Look At The Default Difficulties Of Life"

The Art Of Monteque

"Now and again people need the kind of stories like Fear, Love And Agoraphobia, to remind them how scary and complex and miraculous it is to be alive and to feel and to fear and to love."

Set The Tape

"...thanks to strong central performances and a directorial effort that avoids spectacle and instead gives the performances room to breathe, this turns out to be a really strong movie."

Search My Trash

"These two begin our story a world apart, with nothing in common. How they cross paths however, is really what makes the story work."

ybltv.com

"I loved this movie, for so many reasons. It is one of those rare tales that gives you a slice of everyday life, and it’s one that stays with you long after its come to an end."

Nerds That Geek

INTERVIEWS

"Filmmaker Alex D'Lerma on 'Fear, Love and Agoraphobia"

That Moment In

"Interview with Alex D’Lerma – Director of FEAR LOVE and AGORAPHOBIA"

The Movie Elite

"Interview With Dustin Coffey"

Bob's Movie Review

"Writer/Director Alex D’Lerma on Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia"

Aced Magazine

Podcast: "Interview With Alex D'Lerma"

Ryan's All Things Geek (RATG)

Podcast: "Alex D'Lerma, writer and director of the new quirky film "Fear, Love and Agoraphobia," joined Nasty Neal!"

Without Your Head

Podcast: "Alex D'Lerma, (Writer/Director Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia)"

Jamie Roxx's Pop Roxx Radio

"Interview With Indie Filmmaker Alex D’Lerma"

Operation Condor

CAST & CREW

Cast

Lori Petty

as Francis
Known for feisty, offbeat roles, Lori starred in a string of hits that includes  Point Break, Tank Girl,  A League of their Own, Cadillac Man and  Free Willy. She currently plays Lolly on Netflix'  Orange is the New Black and recently played  Gotham's villainous Jeri.
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Dustin Coffey

Producer, Actor (Chet)
Dustin graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. His film/tv credits include guest roles in  American Horror Story, Ray Donovan, Eagleheart and  2 Broke Girls.
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Linda Burzynski

as Maggie

Linda is an actress who served in the Marine Corps before pursuing her acting career. She is a Meisner trained actress and her film/tv credits include roles on American Crime, Animal Kingdom, The Mentalist and the feature film Christmas Eve.

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Vince Lozano

Co-Producer, Actor

After debuting in Encino Man, Vince quickly won roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, ED TV, Father of the Bride 2, Darkwolf, Born, Dragnet, Becker, Naked Truth, E.R., Wanted and Wings.

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Mark Adair-Rios

Actor
Mark's hot career includes recurring roles on CSI: Miami, Jericho, MDs, Baywatch Hawaii, and NYPD Blue as well as series regular on Legend. Feature films include Bruce Almighty, Stigmata and Courage Under Fire.
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Ed Aristone

Actor

Ed is a long term, active member of Playhouse West (LA & Philadelphia). His film/tv/theater credits include  Welcome Home Soldier,  Desperate Housewives,  Turning Point, and  Cash Out.

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Chanel Marriott

Chanel began acting at the age of seven on Australian Children's series  Lockie Leonard. Moving to Los Angeles in 2011, she’s amassed more than 30 credits, including  Hawaii Five-0 (”Ho'oilina” as Young Ellie Clayton, 2014).
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Doug Haley

Doug is best known for his work on True Blood (2013), The Spectacular Now (2013), Tinsel, Terrazzo and Brass (2011) and Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (2013).

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Production Team

Alex D’Lerma

Writer, Producer, Director, Editor
Alex's Directing and writing credits include the feature films Alvarez & Cruz (Slamdunk film fest), Born (screenwriter) as well as several prize winning short films and web series.
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Bill Totolo

Director of Photography

Bill’s artistic eye and attention to detail has been showcased in 3D IMAX feature documentaries, Oscar red carpet ceremonies, White House campaigns and Lady Gaga’s lighting design.

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Markus Linecker

Producer
Markus is a producer, director, and writer known for his work on  Albatross, Harvest, The Land of the Free, Turkey Day Audible, the TV movie  Thirty, and the upcoming films  Christmas Eve and  Flip Turn.
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David Kitchens

Post Production Supervisor/
Owner, Juniper Post

With over 300 films & TV shows completed since 1983, the Emmy winners at Juniper Post offer Audio Post - Mixing, Recording, Sound Edit & Design and much more.

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AJ Ullman

Colorist

Founder of Metropolitan Entertainment, Inc., a premiere boutique post-production service provider for television, film, music and sound.

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John-Michael Scanlon

Co-Producer, Web Developer, Data Wrangler

A transmedia storyworld creator with hands-on experience in production & post-production, motion-graphics, visual effects, web & print design. 

johnmichael.LA IMDB

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

  • Enrique Rico Diaz IMDB

  • Aaron Grace IMDB

  • Anna Pernicci IMDB

  • Debra Seabaugh IMDB

  • Bill Totolo IMDB

  • Mehtap Yildizhan IMDB

Soundtrack

Ben Zarai

Composer

Emmy Award-winning composer Ben Zarai has scored films starring  Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Danny Trejo and Val Kilmer. 

IMDB benzarai.com

The Matt Van Winkle Band

LA-based songwriter and bandleader Matt Van Winkle's songs are portable vistas - small & grandiose, like a postcard thumb- tacked to the wall above a bed.

mattvanwinkle.bandcamp.com

The Brave Kind

Megan and Lauren are two soulful sisters from Ventura with an amazing indie/folk/rock sound.

theBraveKindMusic.com

Shelby Figueroa

With a powerful, crystal-clear voice, Shelby Figueroa doesn’t just stir the emotions of her listeners, she sings straight to their hearts. The Ventura, California singer-songwriter and gifted pianist’s debut EP “Highwire” went to No. 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in June 2016.

ShelbyFigueroa.com/music

Dean Dixon

A talented Temecula, California guitarist, vocalist, and song writer. Dean Dixon has recorded several original songs with music industry legend Gary Mallaber. Dean performs weekly and has attained local popularity in Temecula.

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