How do you escape the lingering memory of someone you’ve lost? This romantic comedy is dedicated to all who have been “phantom-limbed.”
A young writer is given a strict last-minute deadline to finish a script he only recently started working on. The deadline gives him just one day to finish the whole thing. To make matters worse, he finds himself unable to ignore the nagging memory of his ex-girlfriend-- who, in a constant attempt to give him suggestions, further distracts him in the process. In the end, he is forced to make the choice between following the direction of his art, or of his heart.
PROJECT ORIGINS AND GOALS:
Although I have primarily worked on documentaries, this short narrative will be my debut film. The project is important to me because the story's protagonist deals with a very relatable human problem-- one that I'd like to address and offer a solution to. The project arose from the idea of trying desperately to escape painful thoughts/memories that continue to nudge their way back into the forefronts of our consciousnesses. Such memories could be of a lost love, a friend, a relative, even a pet. Whatever it is, we all know that no matter how hard we try to ignore them, there are times when it's near impossible to push these thoughts from our heads. Dwelling on them can interfere with our day-to-day lives so much that I feel it's important to remind ourselves how to move on, as well as what we need to do to put ourselves back on the right track.
I chose to examine the subject matter in the form of a lighthearted romantic comedy because although it's about a rather stressful predicament, there is really a lot of humor to be found in the situation as well, and I think there's value in recognizing that. Once the film has been finished, we plan on entering it into as many film festivals as we can in order to attain the broadest possible coverage. It's a passion project that I have been writing for a very long time (say, 14 complete drafts of the story), and I have been dying to find the right like-minded people capable of helping me get it off the ground.
Well, that time has finally arrived.
With the film being guided by the hard-working and very talented members of Primitive Productions-- Producer Chris Riley, Direct of Photography Jerome Stolly, and Unit Production Manager David Estrada-- the project is really taking off, and we are picking up speed. Our supporting actor Talib Ali has already signed on to the project, and we will be holding casting sessions within the month. August is being dedicated to securing locations and shooting our test footage to ensure a smooth production come time for the week-long shoot. As of right now, the shooting schedule is set for the first week of October. That being said, we are still heavily in the midst of pre-production: finalizing the script, creating storyboards, hiring actors, scouting for locations, etc. Although we still have loads of work to do, the enormous energy and creative drive couldn't be greater, and everyone is very excited to make the film happen!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Yes, we are moving forward, but the film still needs your help! Essentially, all of the budget comes from the support of those interested in seeing the project adapted to the screen, and we would be more than tremendously grateful for any donations to help fund the project. Every contribution will be spent towards production: Permit fees, location fees, equipment rentals, props, transportation, as well as hiring the best actors we can find to bring the roles to life. Anything helps, and you would be given my absolute most heartfelt thanks!
However, if you're unable to donate but would still like to contribute, you can spread the word and inform everyone that the project exists by sending them to this web page, which in itself would be extremely helpful!
Thank you SO much for your support! I can't describe how much I appreciate you taking the time to check out this project! I sincerely appreciate all of your help and I can't wait for you to see the finished product! Let's make a movie!
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