Director Alexandre Moors Collabs With Don Toliver for Unique Episodic Short Film “Love Sick” on Amazon

Alexandre Moors, long-time director with creative production studio Good Company, has teamed up with rapper Don Toliver and Amazon Music to create “Love Sick,” an episodic, Goodfellas-inspired short film that pairs with Don’s new album Love Sick, via Cactus Jack/Atlantic Records.

Presented by Rotation,the hip-hop and R&B brand from Amazon Music,
LOVE SICK the short film debuts exclusively on Prime Video.

“Love Sick,” presented by Rotation, Amazon Music’s hip-hop and R&B brand, and airing exclusively on Prime Video starting this Friday, is the result of an electric collaboration between Don and director Moors, who is known for his long career making dramatic, sultry, and narrative-forward music videos with high-profile musical artists like Miley Cyrus, Kendrick Lamar, and Juice WRLD.

Set in the disco 1970s and centered on Don Toliver as a womanizing cafe owner running some nefarious business behind the scenes, “Love Sick” is punctuated with lust, humor, superstition and tragedy as it highlights moments in the lives of Don, the waitress, the patrons, the cook, the girlfriend, and the cops whose destinies have intertwined with the greasy spoon.

Expanding on Don Toliver’s film story and vision, Moors and screenwriter R.F.I. Porto, who Moors collaborated with on his 2013 award-winning feature film Blue Caprice, bring an overarching narrative to “Love Sick” that heightens the visceral punch of this seductive and visually dazzling short film. The fast-paced and ultra-creative nature of writing and directing “Love Sick” allowed Moors, who grew up in the Paris graffiti scene and rubbing shoulders with rappers, the freedom to play and to improvise within a colorful, larger-than-life universe.

“Hip hop is the world I feel most comfortable in, and it was exceptionally fun to build a narrative around this ‘70’s disco playground Don and his team had already envisioned,” said Moors. “There was such a collaborative spirit to this project, and Rotation s the perfect team for this film.”

This collaboration is not the pair’s first. Moors also directed last year’s glitterball-powered music video for Don Toliver’s internationally-recognized track “Do It Right.” This video also comes on the heels of a recent VMA win for Moors, for the Miley Cyrus music video, “Mother’s Daughter.”

In between music video projects and commercial shoots, Moors is currently working on a feature-length political satire film entitled Bobby Fox.

In addition to celebrating the album and release of the film, fans can head to Amp, the live radio app from Amazon, to check out Love Sick Radio — a live conversation with Don, who will share stories behind the new film, play tracks and talk about the making of Love Sick at 7:30 p.m. PT on, February 24th. Download Amp and follow @dontoliver to engage in the chat and request to call-in live during the show.

Brittany Bell,
“Love Sick” film credits:

A film by Alexandre Moors
Written by Alexandre Moors and RFI Porto
Based on a story by Don Tolliver and Marcus J. Gullory
Production Company: Good Company
Executive Producers: Ryan Heiferman, Mel Roy, Ralph Miccio
Producer: Jeff Kopchia
Director of Photography: Minka Farthing-Khol
Creative Director: Brodie Kammann
Production designer: Pele Kudren

Head of Post Production: Ralph Miccio
Editor: Alexandre Moors
Assistant Editors: Pete Valenti, Louie Seguin, Matteo Belleta
Color: Ron Sudul
VFX: Colin Stackpole
VFX: Jennie Yang
VFX: Louie Seguin
VFX: John Mattiuzzi
VFX: Logan Seaman
Sound Design/Re-Recording Mix: Nicholas Montgomery

Casting Directors: Caroline Allegrante, Joanna Levinger, Esprit Casting
Wardrobe Stylists: Ann-Marie Hoang, Mackenzie Grandquist, Alexandra Rose Grandquist
Hairstylist: Marcia Hamilton
Makeup: Nikko Anthony
Assistant Director: George Harkness
2nd Assistant Director: Arielle Zolezzi
Key Grip: JD Da Silva
Gaffer: Robert Olivia
Production Manager: Cara Braglia
Production Coordinator: Anna Kernecker

Don: Don Toliver
The Waitress: Savoy Bailey
The Cook: Willie Mac
Don’s Girlfriend: Damaris Lewis
The Cashier: Nikita Francois
Cop 1: Hunter Bodine
Cop 2: Sal Catalano
Don’s Associate: Adedoyin Adewole
Club Bouncer: Calvin Tenner
Club Security: Samori Dobson
Security Guard: Royal Martin
Roller Skating Waitress: Danielle Hawkins
Line Cook: Anner Alfaro Cividanis
Bus Boy: Julio Ceron
Money Girl: Kyyla Renee
Money Girl: Jordyn Victoria
Diner Patron #1: Steve Turner
Old Woman: Danice Page
Diner Patron #2: Merlin Iman
Diving Girl: Little Dugan
Underwater Girl: Aubrey Destremps
Garbage Truck Driver: Brandon McClover
Boxing Commentator: Ryan Heiferman

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