"Can people find love through the modern “mail-order bride” industry? Or is the international romance business just a scam? Sincere and unflinching, Love Me follows Western men and Ukrainian women as they embark on an unpredictable and riveting journey in search of love. Each character's experience exposes the myths and realities of this unique industry, while also exploring the much deeper, human story that is too often overlooked. Forget everything you think you know about “mail-order" brides and get ready for an outrageously funny, touching and unforgettable look at the extreme lengths people travel for love." Love Me - The Documentary on IMDB On this podcast we have award-winning commercial and music video director and cinematographer Jonathon Narducci. Jonathon's first feature-length film “Love Me,” was featured in 13 international film festivals and has been distributed to dozens of countries around the world in 8 different languages. We talk to Jonathon about "Love Me" and approach to making films, his thoughts on the "mail-order bride" industry, how he feels about the characters in the Love Me, and his next film "Ghosts of the Republic" which is about the restrictive laws against surrogacy and adoption in France. References in this podcast: http://loveme.com/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001554/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfZEsctQNCI http://printthefilm.com/ http://www.drugs.com/illicit/rohypnol.html http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001554/ http://www.hotdocs.ca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Court_of_Justice http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1043602/ Learn more about Jonathon and his latest projects here: http://lovemethedocumentary.com/ http://www.jnarducci.com/ http://powershotproductions.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jonathon.narducci https://www.instagram.com/jonducci/ Ghosts of the Republic http://www.out.com/popnography/2015/11/13/fund-documentary-about-french-gay-couples-struggle-adopt Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here: Website: http://www.lucima.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com Music courtesy of https://www.freesound.org/people/monkeyman535/sounds/326639/

Host: Charles Lucima
Guest: Jonathon Narducci