Short Film Starring and Tyler Riggs and Suvi Koponen
NEW YORK CITY, NY. – September 20, 2011 – Fashion world rockstar couple Tyler Riggs (of RED) and Suvi Koponen (of NEXT) paired up with photographer and filmmaker Adam Sjöberg for the short film, STAY. The power couple honed their acting skills for the independent short film loosely based on the story of two of the filmmaker’s close friends, a young husband and wife, whose relationship and faith were tested during 6 difficult weeks spent in a hospital.
Tyler and Suvi bring freshness, talent, and honesty to the piece, exhibiting an incredible knack for channeling their own experiences to create an intimate, beautiful, and visually compelling story of loss and forgiveness. Conceived in January and shot in a single feverish day in Chelsea and Williamsburg, NY, STAY is just now seeing its official release. The film can be seen at http://looseluggage.com/luggage/2011/09/stay/
Sjöberg’s production crew included executive producer Janelle Wible, music from Son Lux and The Silver Boys, stylist Dawn West, makeup artist Virginia Linzee, and second camera operator Nathan Smith. The film features an appropriately stylish wardrobe provided by Vera Wang and Native Son, with additional contributions by Sonia Rykiel, Quail, Apolis, Lekuin, Okuta, Velvetine, & Mina Ro Mina.