The story of Doug & Amy explores the tension between religion and guilt, infatuation and love, and the deliberate willing of choice.
View the rough cut of the first scene here!
Passenger is seeking $10,000 to help offset the cost of paying the incredible cast in our forth-coming full-length narrative feature film, Doug & Ami.
Doug and Ami is an unconditional love story explored in an unconventional relationship. Doug is a bachelor farmer – his life is a lonely passage through predictable routines. Ami gets paid to have sex – her life is a abrasive wake of discontent and hurt. Upon a chance encounter their lives intertwine forcing each to confront their beliefs about, love, forgiveness, who they are, and the deliberate willing of choice to forgive in the face of an offended heart.
Set against the backdrop of rural America, the story of Doug and Amy honestly explores the tension between religion and guilt, infatuation and love, and regret and hope.
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We are seeking to raise $10,000 to help offset the cost of paying our talented actors. 100% of your backing will go towards helping pay them a little of what their talent is worth. In return, you get some of the great rewards listed on the right.
My name is Joe Hubers – I am a husband, father, film maker, businessman, and entrepreneur in Sioux Falls, SD. My company, Passenger, triggers reverberation through focused content creation. Meaning, we craft stories via film, video, photography, and animation that resounds with its audience. Our work is personalized by the experiences and places that have shaped us. It’s these unique provocations that inspire our content to hold an aesthetic of anticipation, beauty, and directness.
You can gauge to potential success of Doug & Ami through the success of Passenger, which is now approaching it’s 7th year of business. Choosing to grow through our work has allowed us to operate under little overhead and develop a skill set that has been tested through experience. Some of these experiences include an internationally distributed short film series, an internationally award winning documentary, and client work that has allowed us to travel the globe.
Kris Kling is a NYC based actor whose TV/Film work includes: Mystery Team (Official Sundance Selection), Tully (Winner LA Independent Film Festival Awards), and Law & Order: SVU. Recently on stage he played leading roles in Lathem Prince (PS 122) and ENJOY (59E59, NYTimes Critics' Pick). He has also acted at such places as La MAMA, Theatre Row, The Pearl, The Storm, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and Nebraska Rep. to name a few. He holds degrees from Northwestern College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Cora Vander Broek
Cora Vander Broek is an actor based out of Chicago. She can be seen in various commercials and in the upcoming feature film Where We Started due out later this year. Her recent theatre credits include In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play (Actors Theatre of Louisville and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); All My Sons (TimeLine Theatre); Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Northlight Theatre); Doubt and A Christmas Carol (Indiana Repertory Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor and Heartbreak House (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks). Cora also understudied and performed the lead role in Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her writing has been featured in Serendipity Theatre’s 2ndStory series. Cora has received an After Dark Award (Actress in a Principal Role), a Jeff Citation Nomination (Actress in a Supporting Role) and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune as “One of the top five actors to watch now.” Cora is a proud member of AEA and is represented by Chicago’s Big Mouth Talent.
Kimberlee Soo is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles. Favorite acting projects include the west coast premiere of Pacific Overtures (MTO, starring Mako & Shizuko Hoshi); Words On Fire (Steppenwolf); In The Heart Of America (About Face, After Dark Award - Best Ensemble); Rebecca Gilman’s The Crime Of The Century (Circle Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Citation - Best Production); A Christmas Carol (Goodman); original production of Eleven Rooms Of Proust, adapted/directed by Mary Zimmerman (About Face/Lookingglass); Sean Graney’s The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide (Hypocrites); and the mid-west premiere of David Henry Hwang’s GOLDEN CHILD (Silk Road Theatre Project). Kimberlee has been published by INTHEFRAY, 2D Magazine and Cellstories. She has performed her stories for Featherproof, TheDollarStoreShow, MCA’s Literary Gangs of Chicago, Victory Gardens’ SparkPlug, the Los Angeles Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival and South Coast Repertory’s late night show, SCRamble. Kimberlee will be reprising her role as Lucy Law in the west coast premiere of The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide with Coeurage Theatre Company this fall.
Jonathan Burns is a graduate of both the Improv Olympic in Chicago and Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. On stage, he's performed in dozens of improvisational comedy shows in Chicago. He's played over 50 shows in the original interactive Irish comedy production of Flanagan's Wake in Minneapolis. On film, he's had supporting roles in several short independent films as well as in The Pact - his first feature film role. Jonathan has also appeared in a variety of regional television commercials.
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Thank your consideration in helping fund this film! I believe this is a unique story who’s time has come to be told. Without your support it would be very difficult for us to make this film a reality.
Joe Hubers - Passenger
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