A short film involving a funny and mysterious meeting between one awkward couple and a peculiar gentleman.
The Next Step...Are you ready to take it?
When a young couple decides to take the next step, it might be bigger than they realize. THE NEXT STEP, a short film starring Alycia Delmore (HUMPDAY, THE OFF HOURS), Evan Mosher (EDEN) and Kevin Seal (CATECHISM CATACLYSM, MTV), follows an awkward meeting between one not-quite-functional couple and a peculiar gentleman.
Set to go into production in April, THE NEXT STEP will be shot in Seattle, WA by a group of hard working and talented individuals. Many of us make our living as filmmakers. This project, however, is a labor of love. Written and directed by Mel Eslyn (OUR BODIES ARE MADE OF DUST AND CLAY), with cinematography by Nathan M. Miller (APHIDS), and scored by Vinny Smith (HUMPDAY, YOUR SISTER'S SISTER), our crew will be filled with some phenomenal people for sure! Please help us make this possible!
Why do we need money? To afford equipment, feed our crew, and take our film through post-production! We cannot do this without your suport. And what will you get in return? Check the column at the right to find out all the rewards we will bestow upon you... not to mention... love, hugs, kisses and plenty of high-kicks! BLAM! POW! WE'RE MAKING A MOVIE!
Alycia Delmore is a native Seattleite. She starred as Anna in Lynn Shelton's HUMPDAY (winner of a special jury prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Official Entry in Cannes 2009 Director's Fortnight, and winner of the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award in 2010) and was featured in Megan Griffith's THE OFF HOURS (Official Sundance selection, 2011). She will soon be seen as Linda in Jonathan Lisecki's feature GAYBY (Official SXSW selection, 2012). Her background and training are in theater. She is an actor, writer, and collaborator, and an excellend contribution to a dinner party. She enjoys writing in the third person tremendously and may do it from now on. www.alyciadelmore.com / http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3195983/
Evan Mosher is an actor, musician, and sound designer who has worked in theaters, cabarets, galleries, and rock clubs all over Seattle since emigrating from the midwest in 1998. He has also played comedy festivals in New York City, Chicago, Vancouver BC, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles with sketch groups Bald Faced Lie and Flaming Box of Stuff, who also performed in HBO showcases at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and LA. Evan is a founding member of Seattle’s art-rock/theatre collective AWESOME, who have made one feature film score (THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF LITTLE DIZZLE), two conceptual symphonies, and four large-scale stage productions including WEST, which was commissioned and premiered in 2010 at On the Boards in Seattle and toured to Theatre JUNCTION at the Grand in Calgary. AWESOME most recently released their fourth studio album followed quickly by four additional albums in summer of 2011. Evan also recently traveled to NYC with Jose Bold’s garage-arthouse production of SPIDERMANN, which played at a theater just four blocks away from the infamous Broadway Spider-Man fiasco. Evan’s previous films include Chris Diani’s CREATURES FROM THE PINK LAGOON, Megan Griffiths' 2008 Fly Film MOVING, the title role in SJ Chiro's 2011 Fly Film THE EPIPHANY, Megan Griffiths' EDEN, and he also appears as a Party Guest in a few frames of Lynn Shelton’s new film YOUR SISTER'S SISTER and as a beleaguered Seattle Magazine staffer in the Sundance '12 hit SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1784684/
Kevin Seal was born in '63
in a city built down by the sea.
he got married and such
not that it matters so much
but when he was young he was on MTV. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0780514/ / http://www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/Catching-up-with-Kevin-Seal-of-MTV-fame-133542758.html
Mel Eslyn (Writer/Director/Producer) began working on films and music videos in the Midwest in her teens, working her way up through the set hierarchies. Years later, she relocated to Seattle, continuing to work in independent film. Having assistant directed a handful of films over the years, Mel soon began directing and producing in the Northwest. In 2010 Mel co-produced the feature film TREATMENT, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). It was during SIFF that THE EPIPHANY, a short film produced by Mel, also made its premiere, before continuing on to 2012's Science Fiction Film Festival in Seattle. Later that year, Mel co-produced Lynn Shelton's feature YOUR SISTER'S SISTER, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival (purchased by IFC for theatrical release in June 2012), before screening at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and finally will be the opening night film at 2012's SIFF. Mel is a reoccurring writer on the reality TV show HOARDERS, as well as the writer and director of the short film OUR BODIES ARE MADE OF DUST AND CLAY, which is in the final stages of post production. IMPROVEMENT CLUB, a feature which she is producing, is also in post. Mel loves making films almost as much as she loves high-kicking to the song HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2400555/
Nathan M. Miller (Cinematographer) Based out of Seattle, WA, Nathan has been shooting across the US and abroad, acting as Director of Photography on music videos, commercials and shorts. His work can be seen online, televised on such shows as A&E's BIOGRAPHY, and at various film festivals. In 2009, Nathan lensed the short film APHIDS, which was an Official Selection at that year's Indie-Memphis Film Festival. After a trip to Japan in 2010, Nathan, along with his long time collaborator Matthew Brown, released the short DEAR JAPAN, which quickly became an internet sensation. In 2011, Nathan acted as the Second Unit Director of Photography on the feature film THE OFF HOURS, an Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and the short HOWARD FROM OHIO, which screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, winning a Special Jury Prize. His most recent work can be seen in the music video THE PIANO, directed by Matthew Brown, as well as the short film THE PERFECT HUMAN, directed by SJ Chiro. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2943141/
Vinny Smith (Composer) is a sound recordist, designer and composer. Born and raised in Seattle, he began honing his skills in the basements and garages of psychedelic-grunge-folk-tronics, amongst 4-tracks, circuits and strings. He has had the pleasure of working on such films as YOUR SISTER'S SITER (score/design), HUMPDAY (score/design), THE OFF HOURS (design) and SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (recording). Incorporating production sound, field recordings, found sound, and foley into the final mix, Vinny most enjoys diegetic sound developing into the intrinsic rhythm and/or melody of a scene, and shaping that into a cinematic score. He is also fascinated by the use of silence. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810272/
OTHERS WHO WILL ROUND OUT OUR TEAM OF CAST/CREW: SJ CHIRO, JEREMY MACKIE, BRYAN CAMPBELL, TANIA KUPCZAK, and more!
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A HIGH-KICK from the Queen of the high-kicks herself, our Director, which will be recorded digitally. After wrap, you will be sent a secret link to the HIGH-KICK THANK YOU VIDEO. HI-YAH!Estimated delivery:
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Printed PROMO STILL from the film, mailed to you with a personalized message of relationship advice from a CAST MEMBER. Plus, your very own HIGH-KICK (see above pledge level). POW!Estimated delivery:
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Original RINGTONE from our composer Vinny Smith, and a THANK YOU WITH YOUR NAME IN OUR CREDITS!!! Additionally, a HIGH-KICK and link to the HIGH-KICK VIDEO (see above pledge level). BLAM!Estimated delivery:
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Invite to CAST & CREW WRAP PARTY, where you will be serenaded by a Cast or Crew member via the magic of KARAOKE! Additionally, you will receive a THANK YOU IN THE CREDITS, and the HIGH-KICK VIDEO (see above), as well as an additional, on the spot, high-kick at the party. TOTES COOL.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all above rewards (HIGH-KICK VIDEO, PROMO STILL, RELATIONSHIP ADVICE, RINGTONE, THANK YOU IN CREDITS, SERENADE, KARAOKE, PARTY), you will be sent a link to the BLOOPER REEL, where at one point, A CAST MEMBER WILL SAY YOUR FULL NAME (or any name of your choosing). Basically, a personal joke will be made at your expense. AND... Alycia and Mel will bake you COOKIES (based on your suggestions) to be delivered at the party (Alycia's baking is legendary). YUM.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all above rewards (HIGH-KICK VIDEO, PROMO STILL, RELATIONSHIP ADVICE, RINGTONE, THANK YOU IN CREDITS, SERENADE, KARAOKE, PARTY, COOKIES, PERSONAL JOKE), you will be invited to your VERY OWN HOME COOKED DINNER WITH CAST & DIRECTOR, wherein we will cook for you, and you get to pick the dinner music. (We can not cover travel to Seattle, however will work with you to get you fed if you can't make it to us!) BLAMMO.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all above rewards (HIGH-KICK VIDEO, PROMO STILL, RELATIONSHIP ADVICE, RINGTONE, THANK YOU IN CREDITS, SERENADE, KARAOKE, PARTY, COOKIES, PERSONAL JOKE, YOUR OWN HOME COOKED MEAL BY CAST/DIRECTOR), you will become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the film. PHENOMENAL, right?Estimated delivery:
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