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Three friends in their twenties are trying to do the impossible - have fun on a casual Friday night.

Marija Kavtaradze
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Photo by Julija Steponaityte
Photo by Julija Steponaityte

THE STORY  

It's a casual Friday night in Vilnius, Lithuania. It's winter and the year is 2014.

Julija, Paulius and Laurynas are twenty-something friends who want to go out. There are plenty of bars, parties and shows. However they meet friends they don't really care about, lead and listen to meaningless conversations and are constantly haunted by boredom.  

Every chance to have fun is lost because friends can't decide what they want - go somewhere or just stay at one place, just because "somewhere else might be better".  

Early in the morning Laurynas is disappointed and gets into a fight with security at the bar for no reason. Laurynas gets hurt and is screaming his heart out:  

"I just simply wanted to have fun! Fuck it! I just wanted to have fun!"  

It's getting light. Friends are tired, they are wandering around residential district and all they can feel is disappointment in themselves: "we are twenty and we can't even have fun?"  

Now far from the city noise and dimmed bar lights they can feel the emptiness that hasn't gone away.

Photo by Julija Steponaityte
Photo by Julija Steponaityte

 A NOTE FROM DIRECTOR  

"I want to make a film about my generation. Generation that has all the opportunities but often can't decide anything. We usually choose not to choose. Why should we, if we can have everything we want anyway? Even if we are left with nothing. Why? There is always this annoying quest buzzing in our heads: "what If somewhere else will be better than here?" I am determined to make a sad comedy about three friends who want to have fun on a Friday night but are not able to choose from all of the bars, parties, shows. It's too difficult for them, so they end up sober, freezing and sad.

For me it is important to analyse this topic from insiders point of view, though I believe that this film will be interesting not only for teenagers and twenty-somethings who will identify themselves in this movie, but also for grown-ups (whatever that means these days) who want to understand our generation better. There are many people who'd like to.  

When I first created these three characters I was confused myself - I thought that they are bored and they don't care about anything too much. Only later on I realised that I was fooled and if someone is telling you "I don't care", you shouldn't believe (even more in my case, as I created these characters myself). All the jokes, bar lights, city noise or racket we create - helps us to hide whatever we want to. Of course it is always easier to hide ones feelings and confusions.

I believe in this project and I hope I will deliver my message.  

Thank You for Your support and contact us on facebook if you have more questions ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-Twenty-Something/721093301243255?ref=stream )"

Marija Kavtaradze

PRODUCTION BUDGET

We already have some support, but Your support is vital. Without it we won't be able to make our film.  

REWARDS

Everyone backing the project will get a link to download the film or a password to watch it on vimeo.

Twenty-something t-shirt. Choose your reason for being young and unfulfilled (in place of "and I have no drivers license").
Twenty-something t-shirt. Choose your reason for being young and unfulfilled (in place of "and I have no drivers license").
If You're not twenty-something anymore
If You're not twenty-something anymore

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Marija Kavtaradzė (b. 1991) graduated from St. Kristoforas Gymnasium (Vilnius, Lithuania) 2010. Currently she is studying Film directing in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater.

Short film "Temporarily" 2011, based on Marija's script won best international short film award in Paris Creteil woman film festival, was shown at Regensburg short film festival and others.

Also Marija is currently working as a script writer in feature film project "Crisis", with which she participated in workshop Ekran (Wajda School, Poland).

Filmography:

Before Falling (Paskutinis žmogus, su kuriuo aš kalbėjau, 2010), "Silver Crane"(Lithuanian National Film and Television Awards) award for best Lithuanian student film, nomination for best script and actress in a leading role.

Normal people don't explode themselves (Normalūs žmonės nesisprogdina, 2013), "Silver Crane" nomination for best Lithuanian student film.


YOUNGBLOOD (Pasakyk, kad neskaudės, 2013) selected to International San Sebastian film festival (International film student meeting programme) 2013, European Film Forum "Scanorama" 2013 short films contest and also Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino pavasaris" (March, 2014).

Risks and challenges

There are a lot of challenges and risks in any film production. We believe that we could cope with that if we have your support. Our crew is young film makers and we believe that this is our strength, as we already know how to do it our own way. We will make this film happen anyway, the question is how great it will look. Money we'll get from you won't be just funds, it'll mean for us that you are curious, interested and intrigued to see the film, that the theme is needed and we are obliged to make this kind of film.

Thanks for amazing music provided by Happyendless!

Let us know if you have any specific questions about our project write to us - im20smthg@gmail.com.

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    An email containing thanks and a joke written by the film's director.

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    Thanks in film end credits and a digital list of things you should avoid while trying to have fun on a friday night, written by films cast, based on real life experiences.

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    Thanks in film end credits, a link to download the film, and a digital manual "on not having your worst friday night" (with pictures), co-written by films director and both producers.

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    Thanks in the end credits, a film t-shirt with your own twenty-something problem (example in rewards photo), instructions for a quiz game, created by film director, and a link to download the film.

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    Thanks in film official credits, printed film poster created by actress in a leading role Julija Steponaityte and an invitation for 2 to the film premiere (travel not included). Also a link to download the film.

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    Executive Producer credit on the film, printed film poster created by Julija Steponaityte, film t-shirt with your own twenty-something problem (example in rewards photo), an invitation for 2 to the film premiere and the film wrap party (travel not included). Also a link to download the film.

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Funding period

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