In this delicious tale of resentment, deceit, and sibling rivalry, two adult brothers, Rudy and Paul, represent failure and success. Younger brother Paul is a successful author who writes Harry Potter-like fantasy novels for children. The painful part is that Rudy, an aspiring writer, was Paul’s original childhood collaborator on the stories. Now the one thing they do have in common is their love for Diana. Although Rudy is married to her, their divorce is impending and he currently lives out of his car. And so ever the opportunist, Paul makes his move on Diana…With a tightly constructed script, Lovers of Hate juggles humor and despair and pushes situations and characters to extremes while remaining in complete control. There are no clear winners in this story, but it is one enjoyable, tragicomic ride.
Leading ActressHeather KafkaBorn and raised in Austin Heather Kafka began planning an acting career since his childhood. After high school, Heather moved to Los Angeles, graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and worked odd jobs. But Austin always called her home. She played “Chloe” on MTV’s first scripted series AUSTIN STORIES, guest starred on CSI, CSI N.Y., E.R., and HOUSE. She played Dr. Emily Dawson on the Emmy awarded HUFF and turned in a memorable comedic performance on the Wilson Brothers project, THE WENDELL BAKER STORY. But it was her role as demented sister to Leatherface in the 2003 remake of the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE that pushed her farther. In 2007 she returned to Austin once again, this time to give birth to her daughter Harper. One year later she would find herself in Park City, Utah, shooting fellow Austinite Bryan Poyser’s LOVERS OF HATE. It would be her first starring role.