Fear, Love, And Agoraphobia, Alex D'Lerma

(Courtesy of Leomark Studios)

An indie gem from Leomark Studios with a lot of heart, Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia delivers pitch-perfect performances from its two main leads, Dustin Coffey and Linda Burzynski. Filmmaker Alex D’Lerma keeps his director’s eye on his leading stars as they dive deep into the emotions of their characters.

An agoraphobic man, Chet (Dustin Coffey), and a female Marine, Linda (Linda Burzynski) end up becoming emotionally entangled. Though they are strangers to each other, the two are actually struggling in the same way. They want to escape from their own personal prisons.

Here are our 5 reasons why we loved Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia:

5) Dustin Coffey!

Fear, Love, And Agoraphobia, Alex D'Lerma
Fear, Love, And Agoraphobia

Coffey does a fantastic job as Chet, portraying the frustration and loneliness that comes with his anxiety disorder. Dealing with agoraphobia, Chet explains his disorder is more than just being “afraid of going outside.” Coffey expresses his character’s helplessness and embarrassment; even how relatable his issues are with his overprotective mother.  

4) Linda Burzynski!

As Linda, Burzynski portrays a tough but flawed character, who feels like she’s drowning in her own marriage problems.After presenting a tough and sarcastic wall to others, Burzynski slowly shows off the vulnerable side of her character. In her development, we’re watching her break down her tough exterior as she makes a personal connection with Chet.

3) The Supporting Cast!

Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia, Alex D’Lerma
Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia

You may remember Petty from her breakout roles, Tank Girl, A League of their Own and Point Break. She plays the supportive role of Francis, the quirky bartender, in Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia. As Valentina, Chanel Marriott delivers the comic relief with her snappy dialogue.

2) The Chemistry!

The relationship between Chet and Linda builds organically through the narrative. These characters yearn to make a emotional connection with someone, but they resist doing so at first. Standouts as the leads, Coffey and Burzynski share these small moments of intimacy that develop into something bigger.

1) The Romance and Humor!

Dustin Coffey and Linda Burzynski give such strong performances in Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia as they balance the comedy, drama, and romance of their intertwined roles. Their captivating performances carry the indie drama as they nail their characters.

Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia is set for release on Video On Demand April 13th.

By Jorge Solis