Working as a babysitter for a melodramatic family, a woman looks for alone time as she prepares a Venus ritual. Directed by Jane Stiles and Meryl Jones, “The Love Spell” is a character study shot on 16mm that places its lovelorn subject in a last-minute scheduling predicament. Tucker is forced to look after Sebastian in overtime after his mother schedules an impromptu date. Herself looking for love, Tucker struggles to maintain her objective for the evening — an Astrological ceremony aimed at “welcoming in my beloved.” This is the third short we’ve featured from Stiles and Jones who specialize in spontaneous New York City dramas that capture the complications and zig zags of city life. Stiles, always a captivating screen presence, plays the woman with natural intensity. -KA. Co-Directors: Jane Stiles & Meryl Jones. Writer: Jane Stiles. Cast: Sebastian Sinclair, Jane Stiles, Alexandra Rosario. Director of Photography: Cory Fraiman-Lott. Editor: Hanna Park. Producers: Rozz Therrien & Anne-Louise Brittain. Production Designer: Heather Yancey. Colorist: Marika Litz. Original Score: Jessie Stein & Piet Amato. Title Design & Animator: James Thacher.