“This kind of naked truth should never go out of cinematic style” - indieWIRE

“The It-Movie of 2014...

Shaun Kosta has managed to create something shockingly powerful” - Film Threat

“…a story born out of a deep understanding about what it means to feel like an outsider; both in your own relationship with yourself, and with the person you’re terribly in love with… this kind of naked truth should never go out of cinematic style.”

Nikola Grozdanovic, indieWIRE’s THE PLAYLIST


“Simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious… Shaun Kosta has managed to create something shockingly powerful… I strongly recommend The Republic of Two as the It-Movie of 2014.”

Amy Handler, FILM THREAT


“It’s a crazy-honest portrait of a twentysomethings couple that may make you wonder how the hell [Kosta] got into your bedroom, at the bar with your friends or inside your head. It stars Janet Montgomery (“Salem,” “Entourage,” “Downton Abbey,” “Black Swan”) and Brent Bailey (“Think Like a Man,” “Emma Approved”), who with Kosta’s exceptional direction, deliver sometimes-heartbreaking and sometimes-hilarious performances that stick with you.”

Jordan Gregory, Your HollywoodPro podcast


“I think that this story is just as much about Tim figuring out who he is, and who he wants to be. I think Tim is actually very vulnerable, but tries to bury that deep down because it’s extremely scary for him.”

Brent Bailey (Tim), HYPABLE’s Marama Whyte interview


“Shaun Kosta knew exactly where and how to create juicy situations and addressed them with heart. Who never went through all of this in a relationship? The Republic of Two is a funny little indie drama that stands above many other films of the genre.”

Carlos Filipe Freitas, ALWAYS WATCH GOOD MOVIES


Shaun talks with WGNO-TV | ABC26’s Kenny Lopez about The Republic of Two.

Shaun Kosta, WGNO-TV