Narrative Feature | 2020 | Director, Writer, Producer
Debut Feature Film shot in Wisconsin with an entirely independent film crew with stellar performances from an ensemble cast.
a TWO SCOOPS PRODUCTIONS film
in association with ST. CROIX PRODUCTIONS and LIVE WIRE PRODUCTIONS
NICOLE VELASCO LOCKARD MEREDITH JOHNSTON “RINGOLEVIO” JOSHUA KOOPMAN CORY HARDIN and ZACHARY KRUEGER Original Music by SCOTT CARY Production Designer DIANA NUNEZ Executive Producers SUSAN F. MIKULAY and TRACEY THOMAS Edited by MARTIN KASZUBOWSKI and JOHNATHON OLSEN Cinematography by DANA SHIHADAH Co-Written and Produced by MARTIN KASZUBOWSKI Written and Directed by KP (KRISTIN PETERSON) KASZUBOWSKI
Ada (Nicole Velasco Lockard), a reserved young woman with a passion for entomology travels to rural Wisconsin with Marissa (Meredith Johnston), her free-spirited musician girlfriend.
She's finally 'meeting the family' - the three brothers who helped raise Marissa - the paternal Ozzie, sensitive Arthur, and wild child Wren. As Marissa and her kin settle into their familiar familial dynamics, Ada finds herself on the outside looking in. Desperate to make a good impression over the course of a weekend packed with fun and frivolity, Ada instead struggles to find common ground, opening fissures in the one relationship she needs the most.
Funny, lacerating, and tender (often in the same scene), Ringolevio is a sensitive and incisive look at the games we play when trying to connect with one another.
"[KP Kaszubowski] does a commendable job directing this film, which is aided by Dana Shihadah’s glowing cinematography style that captures beautiful golden hues and hushed tones of rural Wisconsin’s natural earthiness."
Rebecca Martin of CinemaFemme
"I love this film because it shakes up the stereotypical family holiday oriented films. Two women, who are in a relationship, are the protagonists of the film, and feel like real people."