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Monday, February 28, 2011

God of Love

Yahoo!!! Our friend Luke Matheny's short film God of Love won an Oscar last night! (Well, he's actually a friend of a friend; but we've met him at parties:) I almost fell off the sofa when he got to go up on stage and accept his award.

God of Love is an amazing 18-minute comedy about a lounge-singing darts champ who receives a mysterious package of passion-inducing darts. Here's the trailer, below; you can download the full film (for $2!) on iTunes or watch it on the big screen at this New York theatre. Huge congratulations, Luke!

74 comments:

WITTY said...

He had the best acceptance speech!!! Even though most people probably hadn't heard of his film - he was super memorable (joking about getting a hair cut, talking about his state [Delaware] & his school [NYU]). The sweetest part was when he thanked his composer! aww :)

Jocy said...

Cute!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, his composer sasha is our friend -- she is amazing and a super talent. he was SO cute in his acceptance speech. (i loved that he said she was his dream come true:)

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness, my boyfriend and I thought his speech was the highlight of the night! That's so fun that you know him :)

Kelly said...

his acceptance was one of my favorite parts of the evening. completely genuine and full of excitement and awe. yay for him!

Kate said...

WONDERFUL!!!! Congrats to Luke!

Diana Mieczan said...

I watched it and he had such a great acceptance speech....Im so happy for him and you had to be over the moon when you saw it:) Kisses, Joanna..How was your last week? Kisses

Cassandra Marie said...

Yeah his acceptance speech was awesome..."Hmm...maybe I shouldv'e gotten a haircut." lol! Congrats to him!

Ashley said...

How awesome! I agree with the others--his acceptance speech was one of my favorites of the evening. Aron and I were both smiling along with him...

amy said...

Yes-- such a fab acceptance speech. I felt like he was a breath of fresh air! Can't wait to see this little film. :)

Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist said...

I saw this film on Friday night and loved it! The indie artsy movie theater in DC always plays the 5 Oscar-nominated short films as one movie the weekend of the Oscars. So my boyfriend and I got tickets and watched all five nominated films in a row as a little date on Friday. It was hilarious because my boyfriend looks EXACTLY like Luke and so afterwards, people were coming up to him as we left the movie saying "ah, the God of love himself." Haha they are like deadringers for each other, wild hair and all. I loved how he said he should have cut his hair in his speech. The actress who played his love interest in the movie was adorable too...don't know if you saw the other nominated shorts but they were so amazing too. The Confession + The Crush were my faves, other than God of Love. You should see them-- I think you'd really like The Crush. Yay for your friend's win : )

annawithlove said...

So incredibly happy this short film won! (and not just b/c the company I work with represents his film :P) but because it was brilliant and HILARIOUS! His speech was fabulous too!!!!

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jeanette from everton terrace said...

Fabulous speech for sure. I wonder if NYU or Delaware will be using that clip?? :)

I clicked on the video of him finding out he was nominated as well, touching to see someone in that moment one of their dreams is possibly coming true.

Heart Charlie said...

So wonderful! I saw his short (along with the other nominees at IFC center this past week) and I thought it was so adorable, but I was almost sure the Rwanda film was going to take the Oscar. That was such a nice Oscar surprise moment, his acceptance speech was adorable, especially when he thanked his mom for providing the craft service on set, haha ;)

mkendall said...

That was one of the high points of the night. His acceptance speech was adorable! You could tell he was really excited. Can't wait to see the short!

KrzyKron said...

Yea! How fun is that!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This guy got my attention last night. He seems to be sooooo fun and deep at the same time.

Well deserved!


Have a blessed week!

xo

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nomadic gnome said...

we saw this movie and loved it! he was just as sincere in the movie as in his acceptance speech. what a cool guy.

Kristen said...

"I should have gotten a haircut."
I loved that his mom was craft services. :)
Can't wait to watch the movie.

Giulia said...

Along w/King's Speech screenplay writer win, Luke's speech was best.

Jenni said...

So happy for him. He was sweetly charming and sincere, which is always nice in a room of professional-but-not-always-sincere-and-certainly-not-sweet charmers.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

his accceptance speech was so great! it made me so happy! i def am going to get the film on itunes.

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Shanti Knight said...

omg'dess! I *loved* his acceptance speech. easily one of the best ones of the night. it was so cute how when he finished with calling Sasha his "dream come true," you could hear half the audience say "awwww..." (and we said that at home, too!).

alltheprettylittlethings said...

Wow, so cool! I love the short film section and I always feel that the oscar means so much more on a more personal level to people like that than to the big stars.

hazel and hunter said...

that's awesome! he's the only oscar-attendee i'd actually want to hang out with...almost everyone else just makes me cringe.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

OMG what an honor!!! Have to watch this pronto!
xxx

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Morgan said...

That's awesome! His speech was one of the better ones of the night for sure! He seemed to be having such a good time. I love the Academy Awards...it's become a holiday for me & my friends.

Joanna said...

So happy he won! I'm a VJ at Movieola the Short Film Channel and our in house distribution company reps his film...so double yay!

fashionhogger said...

That's fantastic! His speech was funny, too! And his hair hahaha; so adorable!

Anna said...

woah! How stinkin' cool!!!
congrats to him!
xo-

Joanna said...

P.S. I'll be talking about it later on this evening on the air.

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Carley Georged said...

how cute is he?
very.
a big congratulations to luke!
i'll be devouring his work during this week, guaranteed.
(andwelcomebackJO,wemissedyou!)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

I definitely "awwwwwwww-ed" out loud at this speech! Yay for your friend!

Kiley said...

He was so sweet and genuinely excited when he accepted his award, congratulations to him!

missdixon said...

a friend of mine helped him produce the movie, lol! i was so excited for her! i kept watching Facebook for updates, unfortunately I took nightime cold medicine too early and didn't get to see them win!
i wish i can see the award show again.

congratulations to them!!

kelsey said...

I saw this on campus at CU boulder last week- such a great film! My husband and I guessed that it was his mom who did Craft Services- and he confirmed last night. I'd say BEST Oscar speech!

sumslay said...

He was my favorite speech of the night! That was very sweet about his mom being craft services, but the part about Sasha being his dream come true was fantastic. Congratulations to him!

Katelyn said...

This film is the official selection for the Film festival in Telluride Colorado this year and that is my hometown!
I can't wait to see it there!

Julie-Inspired said...

Fun! I also have a friend who was thanked on stage last night for Social Network...I too almost fell off the couch! It must have been such a proud moment for both of them!

legallybrooklyn.com said...

Congrats to your friend! I just saw the shorts over the weekend and God of Love was so good; a permanent smile was plastered on everyone's face throughout the short. Hope we see more (in quantity and in length) from Luke in the future.

skopjanka.com said...

Congrats to your friend! He was hilarious--and may he NEVER cut his hair.

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Anonymous said...

This looks very cool. I am so inspired by people who do they creative things. Can't wait to see the film.

Lili said...

Awesome! I was just reading about him in the National Post. They labeled him "Our future husband we’d never heard of before." Too cute!

CCH said...

this is so awesome (and so is your amazing blog)

jociegal said...

I was SO glad he won! I work in the film industry and at times have become a bit jaded, as you do. However, there are times when I see a great short film that reminds me of why I wanted to get into this industry in the first place, and this film was one of those. Adorable. He also had my favorite acceptance speech of the entire evening. Yay!

artdecodiamonds said...

Congrats.. and lets go NYU!

chef4l said...

That's wonderful! I hope I can find a screening in the SF bay area. Thank you for this! :)

DrayaAnn said...

I loved his acceptance speech! I should have gotten a hair cut was the best! My husband said it was the line of the night. Congrats to your friends!

Heather Mullin said...

Love your blog! So glad I ran across it so I can follow you now. It is such a wonderful blog! Have a wonderful week!

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johnny said...

The moment he came on my wife turned to me and said, oh look Malcolm Gladwell is on stage.

Congrats Luke!

Ali said...

Loved, loved, LOVED this movie. I was so happy he won. Can't wait to see what he does next.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see this movie! He was the best winner last night. I loved how he said "he should have gotten a haircut" when he got on stage. I also loved that he thanked his mom for doing craft services. Can't wait to see what he does in the future.

dreamday said...

he was my favorite part of the night!!! i love that you "kind of" know him. making connections is one of life's best surprises. xo

jessd6 said...

God of Love is fantastic! I told all of my friends at my Oscars party I was rooting for him. Such a cool movie and he seems like a rad guy. Congratulations, Luke!

Jackie said...

If only more Oscar winners were like Luke. This speech was the highlight of the night.

Alanna said...

the best part had to have been the Delaware shout-out!!

Anna said...

he was the cutest! his speech seemed so dear.

congrats luke!

Linda said...

that's so cool that you know him!!!

i didn't really watch the oscars last night, but i did catch luke matheny's award.

the short film looked really cute and quirky (although i did cringe when i saw him stab the girl's hand with the dart)

i'll have to watch it now!


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The Social Secretary said...

he was one of the best parts of the whole shebang. and i loved his poofy hair!

the lil bee said...

Funny, I didn't watch much of the Oscars (Knicks game...also, once I see what the stars are wearing, I tune out), but I did see this acceptance speech and thought he was so witty and funny with his haircut comment!

Erin said...

Best speech of the night. I loved how he thanked his mom for being in charge of craft services. Congrats buddy!

Megan Champion said...

YAY! He is awesome and from our town. Whoop Whoop!

heidi adnum said...

How wonderful!

Amanda said...

The best part was when he thanked his mom, "who did craft services for the film." Rad.

Caroline said...

Wow, I watched the trailer and just downloaded it! I'm looking forward to watching it... right after I finish writing this lesson plan =P
Anyway, thanks for the heads up! and congrats to Luke!

Irene said...

ha! Hadn't even seen it but this was the last category at work's oscar pool that I won!! god of love!

Heather said...

Awesome. Going to download it now!

rachael said...

I almost died when he said "you're my dream come true." so cute.

Amanda said...

That's awesome! I really loved his acceptance speech. He seems like an amazing person :)

Oh, My Darling said...

His acceptance speech was so very endearing and genuine! I'm definitely planning to download "God Of Love" this weekend, as a delightful treat.

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