Told over the course of one day, a tender, palpable exploration of chance encounters & the moments that change the course of our lives.
Making this film is a doable dream shared by a group of trusted collaborators, but we cannot do it without your help. Our funding goal was set in direct relationship to our production budget, and will take care of everything we need on set from camera package rentals to catering, wardrobe to production insurance. It will also help us transition into post production and handle application fees for submitting to festivals. Our projected schedule flows nicely into some world class festival opportunities!
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Act 1, Awakening
This morning begins like many others for Thalia and Robert. The couple is recovering from miscarrying a baby and each day they test one another’s devotion, attempting to shake their habitual suffering. A voyeuristic moment with a stranger, just as they are reconnecting, brings them an unforeseeable and giddy pleasure; a healing moment of sexual and emotional re-awakening.
Act 2, Creation
Sue is that stranger, and this passing engagement is only the start of a very unusual day for her. She is a young, together woman, who after learning that she is pregnant, atypically runs out of gas. A mercurial young man on a bicycle comes to her aid, and for a fleeting moment allows Sue to greet the world with ebullience and celebrate her newfound form. Sharing the happy news with her husband, however, levels her out once again, and leaves Sue confused about the life growing inside of her.
Act 3, Self-Awareness
Young Lara is a bit forgotten at school. In a moment of insouciant cruelty, Lara gains the attention of her peers at the expense of a classmate, who also finds herself on the fringes. Later that day, while waiting for her very late mom to pick her up from school, Lara also meets the young man on his bicycle. He stumbles upon the space of Lara’s imagination time, a grey zone where a little girl tries to make sense of her actions, her identity, and her time. The young man offers a sweet antidote to the bitterness of life, and when her mother finally arrives, a more reflective Lara sees herself and the world anew.
Meet a few key members of the team:
Yana Bille, Producer
Yana Billé moved to the US more than a decade ago from Cameroon via France to further pursue a career in film. After completing the writers’ program at UCLA, Yana created a production company, eM1productions and has since been working as a producer. She recently produced her first feature film, "Grand Slammed" and numerous short films that have premiered at renowned film festivals such as “Flow” in SXSW and “Waters” at the Venice film festival in Italy. Her mission is to bring rich stories to the public, that are visually striking, thought-provoking as well as commercially successful. Yana has several projects in development at this time.
Arlene Muller, Director Of Photography
Arlene Muller holds a degree in cinematography from the Polish National Film School in Lodz, and has been the director of photography on two feature narratives and one feature documentary, as well as numerous short films. She is a New York native who has found a second, bicoastal home in Los Angeles, and travels often for work between these two fair cities.
And some of our Cast:
Tammy Minoff started her career on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies and then went on to star in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl opposite Bernadette Peters and Martin Short. She continued working in theater, film and television in New York and L.A. Favorite credits include "Only You" directed by Norman Jewison, “Criminal Minds”, "Portion 71" opposite Bruno Bichir, "New Years Eve" directed by Garry Marshall and "Detention" directed by Joseph Kahn. Most recently, she stars in "I Am Not A Hipster" which which will premiere as an official selection at Sundance 2012.
Justin Zachary has been acting for over 18 years. In 2002 he was cast as Mark Renton in the North American stage debut of Trainspotting, earning him a Los Angeles Critic's Circle nomination for Best Actor. His performance also garnered him a " Best Discovery Award" by Entertainment Today Magazine. Recently, he's stepped behind the camera to produce and direct a short film called " Hearts on the Knee" and co-write a feature screeenplay called "Exist."
Alexandra Bromstad is a Los Angeles native who studied Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. She then trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her theater credits include: Anna Petrovna in Chekhov’s Platonov (Barbican) and Alice in You Can’t Take It With You (Geffen Playhouse). TV: “Chase,” “Chuck.”
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Colorado native Ross Marquand quickly garnered attention with credits in various independent films and television shows. Marquand's breakout performance in "A Lonely Place for Dying" found him performing with Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell and Michael Wincott. Subsequently, Ross worked alongside Oscar-nominees Bruce Davison and Sally Kirkland. Marquand frequently pursues roles that require him to alter his voice and appearance considerably.
Talyan Wright is a seven year old (soon to be eight) professional actress. She started acting at age 6, with commercials and since then has appeared in three national campaigns. She was a principal in FIVE, a breast cancer awareness film debuting on Lifetime TV, under the direction of Patty Jenkins (Monster). She has since appeared in the box office blockbuster THE DEVIL INSIDE and will appear as a guest star on CBS’s TWO AND A HALF MEN. She loves to dance, sing, play piano, and watch musicals.
Doug Hurley is originally from Kansas. He lived in New York for a while and did some off broadway theatre and soap operas, as well as improv, fight choreography and dance. He now lives in Los Angeles. He mainly does acting now and is very excited to be part of such a wonderful project.
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