One True Loves @ Rhode Island International Film Fest 2019
“I made One True Loves because at the time, I was very much obsessed with my own melodramatic obsession with heartbreak. I was heartbroken (over someone who I think I went on barely two dates with) when the concept of One True Loves started becoming more of a real project. The original idea was to make a short film about every single person I considered the "love of my life" starting from my first boyfriend in the 7th grade.”
Meet Olivia Accardo of One True Loves in Highland Park
“I wrote and directed a web series titled “One True Loves”. It’s essentially eight short stories about eight different people I considered the love of my life following me from 11 years old to present day. I cast the talented and amazing Maddie Rien to play tween/teen me. I have produced four of the eight episodes with the $10k we raised on Seed & Spark. There are four more episodes I am planning to put out next year.”
MUFF Alumni Interview — Olivia Accardo Published on The MUFF Society, 8/14/18.
"One True Loves hit me in an unexpected way. I was also 11 in 2002, and as the episodes went on, though the experiences were different, it was amazing to see a version of my life on screen. The series shows not only what it means to be in love when you are young but explores growing up, learning through mistakes and the confidence needed to be brave."
Meeting the love of your life eight different times: an interview with Olivia Accardo Published on Adolescent Content, 8/14/18.
"The second episode—the one about Josh Wessell, who would repeatedly draw Basset Hounds—captures the comedic awkwardness of unreciprocated obsession. The mourning period lasted two years—do you still wonder what happened to this bus stop boy?"
No Budge: Official Selection Published on NoBudge, 7/30/18.
"One True Loves is a coming-of-age comedy series directed by Olivia Accardo that captures the travails of young love with pinpoint authenticity, pulling off a mix of the delightfully hopeful and painfully awkward."
"Fund This: One Love Story Is Good, But How About Eight?" Published on Tubefilter, 5/24/17.
"Accardo seems to be well aware of the fact that there are many, many love stories created by people in their 20s, and that understanding, combined with the novel premise she has come up with, leads me to believe that One True Loves can bring something new to the genre. "