Waitstaff overhear many a conversation. In the 1950's, Charlie hears one that influences the rest of his life.
Martini Lunch will round-out a noir-era film trilogy by Nathan Kincaid, a Kansas City native who studied film in San Francisco and England. He was recently selected as a Robert Altman Emerging Filmmaker in KC (http://kcfilm.com/altmangrants/) and his first film was featured in Kodak magazine:
Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArk3oMK7YM
Martini Lunch is a story is about a young member of staff who has begun working at a very prestigious hotel restaurant in the 1950's. As he serves the many wealthy and influential patrons, he overhears briefs snippets of their conversations. This movie follows the resonance of one of those conversations thru the rest of the young man's life.
The film is shooting in 2 historic buildings in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and features former mayor of Kansas City, Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, in a key and major role.
Martini Lunch will be approximately 12-15 minutes long and will act as a major calling card for the writer/director/producer as he parlays this and his most recent projects into further purposeful filmmaking work, all with the goal of garnering increasing steam to get a feature film made in Kansas City.
The film will be entered into many film festivals, including Kansas City, and will hopefully be in a position for licensing deals (likely foreign - hard to sell a short film in the U.S.) following multiple successful festival showings.
Natalie Hauptmann and Steve Kelly are producing. More cast and crew updates to come!
Note: Photo of Dr. Charles B. Wheeler by Michael Regnier. http://regnierstudiofineart.com
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Filmmaking always poses many risks and challenges. Fortunately, Nathan has worked on many film projects, as a director or assistant director, so most of these things can be envisioned and prepared for. You can see his IMDb page here: http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm3196394/
This isn't his first foray into period moviemaking, either. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch… to see the trailer for Kincaid's thesis film.
The timeline is a bit tight - but money talks. Raising enough on the Kickstarter will allow us to move ahead without delays.
Some of the actors will be new, but it's up to Nathan to help them prepare and maintain a creative working environment for them on-set. Actors from the previous two films have raved about his ability to do so.
Thank you for your participation! We can't wait to share the final product with you!
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