In the midst of a very up-close-and-personal pap smear, two very different people make an unexpected love connection.
"A Date With My Gyno" is a short film meant to explore real dynamics. The humor and the scenario are comical, awkward, and pretty dang uncomfortable, but the theme and interactions are relatable and true to life.
Any contributions you make to this project will go towards creating an authentic location equipped with all of the proper medical accouterment. We will also be using the Kickstarter money for costs involved with prep, equipment rentals, onset expenses, post production, festival submissions, and my next annual exam. Okay, fine, one of the above may or may not be true. I'll let you take a guess.
Anyway, we are so looking forward to shooting this short, and really any amount of money will be a great help. Thank you again for your support! You rock my socks (you know, like the medical ones with the traction on the bottom).
Meet the Crew!
WRITER - Lauren Otero is an alum of the Disney/ABC Writing Program. Her credits include ABC's hit comedy, HAPPY ENDINGS, along with the upcoming sitcom, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. She has studied at The Groundlings Theater and Silverlake's Institute for Starving Artists With Hipster Glasses.
CO-DIRECTOR - Matt Maddox is currently editing "Look of Love," an independent film starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris. His other recent editing credits include "Hope Springs" for Sony Pictures with director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and the Oscar nominated feature "Albert Nobbs" directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child). In addition to his editing credits, he also produced and directed the documentary feature "The Pride of Broken Arrow." As an assistant editor he has contributed to several feature films such "Paranormal Activity 2," "Killers" and "He’s Just Not That Into You."
CO-DIRECTOR - Dana Merwin has produced numerous television, film and web projects. As a post producer, she has overseen television programs to Discovery, History, Biography and BET. Her film credits include Universal’s LET’S GO TO PRISON, The Weinstein Company’s THE HAMMER and Magnolia Picture's SURFWISE. She has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, is the creator of the upcoming podcast SWEET JESUS and performer at THE MOTH Grand Slam.
PRODUCER - Setu Raval has produced a number of award-winning short films, NEST OF SPIDERS (DGA's Best Woman Director, Honorable Mention for ASC's Laszlo Kovacs Heritage Award), ASPHYXIA (ASC's Laszlo Kovacs Heritage Award, Gold Coast Award), and CRAZY LOVE (AFI/Levi's Show Us the Way Contest Finalist). She works for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and has also worked for Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We will be working with a limited budget, which means asking for favors when it comes to crew, art department, rentals, etc. Therefore, our main challenge will be coordinating schedules considering most of our team will be volunteering their time.
And once wrapped, our primary goal will be getting word out about this project. However, we are confident that with a combination of online resources, festivals, and word-of-mouth, we will be able to build our audience.
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This project will only be funded if at least $3,200 is raised by November 9th! If we don't reach our goal, everyone's donation will be refunded and this film will take even longer to make. We will have to continue to beg and borrow.
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