An unrelenting study into the lives of Theo and Alice, a recently split up couple.
What We Are Doing: My primary concern in making this short film is faces, faces, faces: how one's physiognomy betrays, expresses, and masks emotion.
It is an unrelenting study into the lives of Theo and Alice, a recently separated couple. We witness a conversation in which neither's words quite connect at the moment they need them to most. Weeks after Theo was exposed to Alice's infidelity, Alice returns to his place to pick up several articles that she left behind. This is the first time they've spoken since their break up. What ensues is bitterness, anger, spite, guilt, and unfortunately love as the two try to reconcile their complicated feelings with the reality of their situation.
Film is performance. It is a process, a documentary of its own making.
Holie Barker and Todd Bartels will play Alice and Theo. During the month left before the shoot, I will be rehearsing with my actors constantly. We will move through the arch of an entire relationship. They will have a first date, a second, a third, an anniversary. They will seduce each other, make each other laugh, offend each other, violate each other- in real life and off the camera. By the time we shoot, their eyes will betray all the complicated, confused emotion that any disappointed lover has. The shooting process itself will inspire spontaneity. The actors will have free range of movement, and the script will function primarily as a template, not an imposition.
We have a wonderful crew working on this project. It is so far comprised of:
Director: J. Casey Modderno
Producer: Sofia Rosenzweig
Assistant Director: Michael Litwak
Director of Photography: Taylor Shung
Production Designer: Jonathan Qualtere
Art Director: Jen Kim
Gaffer: Lori Dinsmore
Sound Mixer: David Miller
Boom Op: Engin Karabağli
Script Supervisor: Christina Yoon
Where You Come In: Films cost money in every case. It is inevitable. I need your help raising funds for a location, production design, catering, equipment, and the process of crafting a relationship out of thin air (dates aren't always free!).
This film means a lot to me so every donation helps. It helps you too! Besides the joy you may feel from aiding an involved and passionate process, you can enjoy these nice little treats as listed on the right.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Mar 2, 2012 - Mar 22, 2012 (20 days)
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A hug from the director.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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You have just covered one day of location costs! That's one-fifth of the way there! Thank you! You will also receive a special thank you credit in the film and 1 1/2 hours of individualized French lessons with our producer Sofia Rosenzweig (learn all those phrases you've been dying to say in French!). Additionally you will receive a free film poster and DVD copy of the film.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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We don't want to shoot in an empty, boring space! You have just paid for half of our art department costs! Thank you! You will receive an Associate Producer credit in the film. The director will do complimentary graphic design work for you (a single poster, company logo, album cover, or vanity piece). Additionally you will receive all the rewards mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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You have covered all the location costs! Thank you! You will receive an Executive Producer credit in the film and a private "romantic" dinner/ film screening with the director and cast. Additionally, you will receive all the rewards mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012