I am putting together a mass trailer post when I came along the trailer for Surrogate Valentine. It’s a really good trailer that seems to be showcasing a pretty brilliant comedy. I am intrigued. The film is having its world premiere at SXSW 2011, so I will definitely have to catch this one while I am there. The romantic comedy stars Goh Nakamura, Chadd Stoops, Lynn Chen, Mary Cavett, Joy Osmanski, Parry Shen, Calpernia Addams, Dan “Damage” Bjornson, Di Quon, and Joe Polhemus. Official Synopsis:
In Dave Boyle’s sweet romantic comedy, SURROGATE VALENTINE, San Francisco musician and rising star Goh Nakamura’s (playing himself) life of solitude is disrupted when he is hired to teach TV actor Danny Turner (Chadd Stoops) how to play guitar for an upcoming film. Hellbent on accurately portraying Goh’s mellow vibe for his role, Danny meticulously studies his every move. Together, the two embark on a hilarious West Coast adventure involving live gigs, groupies, shotgun-wielding record exes and an unexpected friendship. Along the way, Goh discovers that Danny may be the missing puzzle piece in his life-long chase for Rachel (Lynn Chen), the one that got away.
A little bit more about Goh Nakamura:
Goh Nakamura is a San Francisco Bay Area based musician who writes ditties about parking tickets, impossible crushes and faraway dreamlands. With one foot in the traditional troubadour world and another in the digital age, he performs at venues small, large, and virtual, to an enthusiastic and ever growing audience. A fortuitous 2007 feature on YouTube’s front page brought his music videos over a million views and earned him a huge new fanbase from all over the world.
Goh’s talents have also found a home in the film industry. Goh’s vocals and guitar work are featured prominently on the scores to Ridley Scott films A Good Year and, most recently, American Gangster. His song “Daylight Savings” is included on the soundtrack to the Robert Benton film Feast of Love, starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.
Following a March 2008 re-issue of his first album Daylight Savings, Goh released his new album, Ulysses, in August 2008.
Surrogate Valentine will premiere at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.