Jody's Bra is a charming, albeit occasionally uncomfortable comedy about a chubby girl named Jody, and her larger-than-average bra.
Jody's Bra is a charming, albeit occasionally uncomfortable comedy, about a young girl whose larger-than-average bra is stolen by the popular girls at summer camp. When the boys from camp next door get involved, Jody is forced to take the law into her own hands, recover her bra, and save her doomed social life.
This film draws attention to the rituals and rites of passage accompanying adolescence, with emphasis on standing up to bullies and being comfortable in your own skin. The director hopes that by making people laugh and reminding them that hardship passes, maybe, if only for a moment, the audience might be able to see their current trials with the hope that only hindsight can bring.
Jody's Bra was shot last summer, July 2011, at a real summer camp! Telling a unique and entertaining story on a low budget is always a challenge. We were constantly dealing with the unexpected. One challenge that was particularly unique and difficult was having to wrangle 100 kids at a time! It required tons of work and tons of energy, but was also lots of fun thanks to the great Producers and amazing kids! The long process of post-production work began soon after, and the final cut of the picture was locked in January 2012.
Although we've locked the final cut of the film, we're still in need of donations in order to finish the film and get it out to audiences. Your money will go primarily toward completing the credits, outputting copies of the film, and toward costly festival submissions. Donations will also be used to offset some of the costs already incurred during production. We're almost there, we just need your help getting Jody's Bra onto the big screen.
MEET THE CAST:
KAITLIN MORGAN (JODY) - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3753513/
TAYLOR ARNETTE (SAMANTHA) - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4338501/
LAUREN FORGE (CHERYL) - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4139196/
MIKAYLA CHAPMAN (RENEE) - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3896452/
MAIZIE EHRHARDT (VERONICA)
CIERRA OLESIUK (KAYLA)
Brandon Tyler Russell
MEET THE CREW:
Jenn Lewis is producer/director who recently received her BA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Originally from New Jersey, she has worked in film and television production in both New York and Los Angeles. While at school, she produced multiple graduate thesis films and directed a 480 undergraduate thesis film entitled See the Girls Dance. Currently, she works as an Assistant Story Producer on Season 2 of Discovery's American Guns.
Ian Ward is writer and producer currently pursuing his MFA at USC’s school of Cinematic Arts. He is originally from Anaheim, CA but moved around the country with his family for 18 years before returning to SoCal. While at USC Ian has produced theater, documentary, web content, and narrative fiction. He has used his graduate school experience to experiment with different formats while staying true to his greatest passion — storytelling. Ian will complete his M.F.A in film production in May of 20ll. A recent producing effort, the short film My Hero, was named a 2010 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Award finalist. He was also named a 2011 Subway Fresh Artist for his producing work on the web-series “Jeff and Ravi Fail History”. Before moving to Los Angeles, Ian earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, where he studied Theater Arts. When not producing, Ian can be found running, reading, or cooking.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jonathan Barenboim was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida and graduated
from Tufts University. He also earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School
of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he concentrated in painting and
photography. Upon graduation, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to attend the
graduate program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. During his time at USC,
Jonathan has been the recipient of several awards for his cinematography work.
Most notably, he was awarded the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship for
cinematography, a full academic scholarship.
His most recent work includes Dark Life, a gritty dramatic web series for Trend Media, segments for ORF Austria Sports TV and HBO First Look, as well as commercials for Coca-Cola Classic and Doritos. Jonathan also recently wrapped production on a promotional segment for Cartoon Network starring Gisele Bundchen. His latest commercial for Doritos, Pug Attack, was the winner of the Crash the Super Bowl Contest, and was the top rated 2011 Super Bowl spot by USA Today’s Ad Meter. Jonathan is experienced in a wide range of formats including 35mm, 16mm, HD, RED, and DSLR.
Born in Indiana, Bonnie
Bacevich’s imagination was always working to transform the world around
her. She found her outlet in Los Angeles, studying at USC’s School of
While at USC, she began designing for film- finding the perfect combination of visuals and narrative. While there, she was the production designer of numerous shorts including The Mischievous Case of Cordelia Botkin (awarded Best Production Design, WCA Film Festival 2011) and the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker winner Meanwhile…, which debuted before previews in 20,000 theaters nationwide.
Having just completed her MFA in Production Design at the American Film Institute Conservatory, she is now working full time as a freelance designer. Her recent designs for Jeff and Ravi Fail History, debuted at SXSW, and her AFI thesis, Nani,will be hitting the festival circuit this year.
Daniel Hanna has completed his third year of the graduate program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has directed and edited an independent feature, as well as a variety of shorts. He was a Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Finalist for 2010. Most recently, he directed a web series for Subway Restaurants which screened at SXSW.
Bryan Parker is a sound editor and mixer at Levels Audio, and has done sound editing for American Idol and last year's Academy Awards ceremony. "I totally got my bachelor's in electrical engineering because it was hard. I worked in live sound for years because it was fun. I moved to LA for the work and stayed for the food. I prefer sunrises to sunsets and I like dogs, motorcycles and microphones." - Bryan.
Check out his IMDB page!
Cheryl Faye Started out in the entertainment industry as a young teen; acting, dancing & singing on Stage, Film, Music Videos & TV. She branched out into casting on the Film "Fatal Beauty," and went on to work with illustrious directors Quentine Tarantino, Sam Raimi, Reny Harlin, Tom Holland & Robert Townsend, Charles Martin Smith, Nick Castle, Julie Brown, Brett Leonard, Penelope Spherris & many more. A few recent casting credits include Guiness Beer & Atelvia commercials, film shorts; "Family Traditions," the Emmy Award winning Zombo, multiple festival winner "Another Life," Beth Thornley's "Your So Pony" & Mitchell Musso's "Brainstorm" music videos. Cheryl is a highly respected and in demand acting coach for many young Disney, Nickelodeon, TV & feature film shining stars. She also recently gained International recognition, appearing on the German hit reality show "Aufund Davon" as a mentor for a young German actress. In addition, Cheryl has extensive choreography & dance casting credits, and has been a judge for the nationwide PTA reflections arts contest in the categories of choreography & film production.
Steven Van Dam is a classically trained musician who sold his soul to rock and roll. Surprise! Steve took those years of clarinet and piano lessons, composition and theory training, and gambled it all on Everything. Actually his band Everything, who gave the world over 2,000 shows, 7 albums, and a hit song '(Who Got the) Hooch.' His path has taken him from stage, to set, to studio... and then straight to lunch. Van Dam's music has been featured in films such as 'The Water Boy,' and television (CSI, Scrubs, and My Name is Earl, among others). His passion for original, powerful content can also be seen in his spots for clients like Visa, Allstate, and Infiniti. Still thirsty for that sweet pop, Van Dam also produces bands and has recently wielded his hit-maker skills for ESPN and Axe. Steve vows he will one day use his powers for good, and write a symphony.
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