The New Romantic

The New Romantic

Blake Conway, aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior, is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these woman and if her own self worth comes with a price.

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Carly Stone




Director: Carly Stone
Executive Producer: Rob Connolly
Producer: Kyle Mann, Michael Risley, Jason Jallet, and Jonathan Bronfman
Screenwriter: Carly Stone
Cinematographer: Mike McLaughlin
Editor: Christine Armstrong
Production Designer: Melanie Garros
Sound Designer: Urban Post
Music: Matthew O'Halloran
Principal Cast: Jessica Barden, Hayley Law, Brett Dier, Timm Sharp, Avan Jogia, Camila Mendes
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Judith Ann Clancy, Makeup Artist: Karly Madill


Publicity Contact
Erik Bright
310-857-2020 ext 127
Sales Agent
ICM Partners
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["Canada"]
Language: English
Runtime: 82:00 mins