Ronan's A Night of Fireflies Productions has acquired the film rights to the stage play Short Term Affairs by veteran playwright Donna Spector.
Marking a milestone in actor/screenwriter Nick Ronan's career with his first script option, the highly anticipated short has already attached a powerhouse team. Hollywood based filmmaker/producer Kimberley Browning is set to direct the romantic comedy, which will star long-time collaborators Erica Camarano (City on a Hill, The Equalizer) and Nick Ronan (Powerbook III: Raising Kanan, Godfather of Harlem.) The three last teamed up on Ronan's award-winning SCI-FI thriller BLUE FiRE (Winner 5 Best Picture Awards, 2 Best Actress Awards, and multiple nominations.)
Donna Spector's Short Term Affairs was first produced in 2001 by Actors on the Verge in New York City. In 2003, it was a finalist in the Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest and a Winner at the Palm Springs National Short Play Fest. With Kim Browning at the helm, the edgy new film adaptation pits Ronan and Camarano's onscreen chemistry together in a whole new light and in unrecognizable roles from their previous work.
"It's a gift to get to explore these characters, and an even greater one to do so with someone you're so already there with," Ronan says of his and Camarano's upcoming third collaboration. "That's when you can just jump right in and really play."
Ronan's love afffair with Short Term Affairs started over 15 years ago when he first directed it for a class at Emerson College. "Over the years, I've kept coming back to it, re-reading the play, and even bringing it into scene study to work at The Barrow Group. So the idea to bring it to life on screen has been slowly building into a burning need."
A new dating service offers Short Term Affairs with the wrong person to avoid any true emotional involvement. But entrenpeneur Lupita Cruz (Camarano) soon meets her match when extra annoying prospective client Theo Walkin-Pitt, the 3rd, (Ronan) waltz' in to sign up for her companies services. Could the wrong person actually be the right one? Probably not, but you'll have to watch to find out!
Short Term Affairs is slated to start shooting in early Spring 2024.