SPACES AND RESERVATIONS
Feature / 2014 / Drama / 140mins
Spaces and Reservations is an intimate relationship drama that tells the story of a young couple being torn apart by malaise and infidelity, and the way the trauma of their breakup brings them back together.
After dating for four years, Jamie and Kacie and are separately beginning to feel the effects of malaise and disconnect. As they struggle to bridge the gaps growing between them, Jamie begins to develop feelings for another woman. After flirting precariously with infidelity, Jamie abandons this new pursuit and attempts to salvage his relationship with Kacie, only to discover that she too has fallen for someone else. Recognizing that she has been suffering the same loneliness and emotional isolation that he has, Jamie encourages Kacie to be with this new person and pursue what makes her happy. When she does, Jamie immediately realizes that he has not drifted as far away from her as he thought, and suffers immensely trying to continue to be her friend while she fosters a relationship with a new partner. The situation quickly becomes untenable, and through the trauma of the resulting conflict, Jamie and Kacie experience a renewed sense of intimacy.
Working again in close collaboration with his actors, principally Choch star Zach White and talented newcomer Taylor Hastings, Prost turns his lens towards capturing the most private moments of weakness and emotional vulnerability between two people falling out of love.
Enlivened by scattered moments of evocative imagery and moody lighting from cinematographer Jeremy Cox, as well as a subtle and delicate original score from composer Drew Redman, Spaces and Reservations is an affecting and painstakingly realized indie feature.
“Zach White gives a performance that truly soars... beautifully photographed by Prost and Jeremy Cox in a way that fosters intimacy and distance and all the varying layers we endure within our relationships, while Drew Redman’s sparse yet intimate musical score serves as a perfect accompaniment for the film”. - THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC
“Prost is more interested in observing key emotional points in his characters’ lives, rather than a plot-heavy narrative, and though the 140 minute running time might seem intimidating, its absolutely necessary to let us see the subtle shifts in feeling and urgency that pass between Jamie and Kacie over the course of the story." - NOW MAGAZINE
“A grounded and thought provoking look at modern love... expertly crafted visuals and solid performances” - FILM PULSE
“Love and heartbreak in one of the most realistic ways I’ve seen on film”. - ROGUE CINEMA
“Instead of the overdramatic, ever climactic great love that is portrayed in so Many Hollywood pictures, this love-- the loved depicted in Spaces and Reservations-- is nuanced and realistic, the kind that more often than not we have experienced... You’ll want to see this movie on the basis of the acting”. - MOVIE BANTER
“Perfectly captures the subtly and silences of a relationship going downhill”. - FILM THREAT
“It’s certainly filmmaking that stays with you for a few days-- and that must mean that it’s doing something right”. - FILMMAKING REVIEW
“There’s a natural chemistry to the pair and their characterizations are brilliant, traversing from the comfortable to the cold and back into amiable friendship with ease.” - ROW THREE
INTERVIEWS + OTHER PRESS
Distribution Case Study of Spaces and Reservations - LISBON UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Calgary filmmaker brings DIY esthetic, film school education to third feature Spaces and Reservations - THE CALGARY HERALD
Calgary filmmaker takes latest feature Spaces and Reservation on cross Canada tour - THE GAUNTLET
BC film student premieres feature Spaces and Reservations at the Rio - THE CASCADE
SFU student releases Spaces and Reservations, about the intimacies of relationships - THE UBYSSEY
Spaces and Reservations presents a reality of life - THE PEAK
Director Brendan Prost and actor Jennifer Kobelt interviewed about Spaces and Reservations - THE ARTS REPORT ON CiTR 101.9FM
Director Brendan Prost interviewed on CJSF’s Arts Edge program about Spaces and Reservations - THE ARTS EDGE ON CJSF 90.1FM
Director Brendan Prost contemplates the film school advantage in relation to Spaces and Reservations - BCIT’s THE LINK
SFU student takes indie film Spaces and Reservations on the road - BURNABY NOW