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Will an Estonian window washer and a bowl of pasta finally tear Lola and Crispin apart?

Will an Estonian window washer and a bowl of pasta finally tear Lola and Crispin apart?

Synopsis: Lola and her husband Crispin live at odds. A once elegant joyful couple, eccentric in their mismatch, they can no longer live together. The simplest things lead to argument. Through streams of consciousness and dream-like memories they try to remember how they were and pinpoint when things went wrong. The situation reaches a cross road over a bowl of pasta and an Estonian window cleaner. 

Bowl of Pasta is a romantic comedy about human desire and need. Tuuli, the Estonian window washer, dangles before Crispin and Lola behind glass and then finally enters their home. For Lola, he represents human desire in its purest form, whereas Tuuli actually embodies human needs: he needs to eat, to work and to rest. Lola and Tuuli come together in disillusionment and non-communication since one speaks English and the other Estonian. Their relationship is in stark contrast with the contorted, overly verbal nature of the one between Lola and Crispin.

The story is told from the confines of a therapist’s office. Lola and Crispin recall moments when they connected. But somehow each moment is tainted. They have become a couple where one partner is blind, unseeing, cold and the other thriving, living, desiring. And it is only when Lola decides to leave Crispin, seemingly for Tuuli, that he begins to soften and to feel.

Bowl of Pasta will be the second short film written and directed by Aleksandra Szczepanowska and Jean Luc Ormières. Their first short film Naked Soles, completed this last winter, has been nominated for the Prix Unifrance du Court Métrage, Cannes 2012. 

Together they have formed the company Desiderata Productions LLC. Desiderata is an explicit reference to desire, but also to the moment when the inert is turned into a living object.  The company co-produced Naked Soles and will produce Bowl of Pasta

With your help, Bowl of Pasta will be able to shoot this summer. The film will be approximately 20 minutes long. Kickstarter funds for this project will go towards:

*Equipment & location rentals

*Crew wages

*Original music composed by Baptiste Thiry

*Digital grading and mixing

*Festival Submissions

Thank you for making our project possible!! 

Aleksandra & Jean Luc

FAQ

  • It is low. In fact, it is only 10% of our budget.

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  • Yes it will! Other than the fact that we have some really experienced people on board... you will simply have to trust us.. !!

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  • Kickstarter is based on the concept of "crowd funding", where lots of people give what they can or modestly, rather than a traditional concept of financing where a couple invest huge amounts. Kickstarter is not a charity - every pledge has a reward attached to it. But you can choose not to have a reward as well.

    What happens if the money isn't raised in time? Nothing. We get 0 dollars toward our project. Your credit cards will not be charged and Bowl of Pasta will either be significantly delayed or not happen.

    Can you exceed the goal? Yes we can and we would love to! There are no penalties or consequences.

    Is my pledge amount displayed to everyone who logs on? No it is not. Though your name will appear, the amount you pledge is private. Only you and we know this information.

    If I'm not it in the USA can I still pledge? Absolutely. There is a simple option to use either a credit card or your Amazon account. It is easy, fast and safe.

    Where does the money go? Our company bank account will receive funds a week after closing. We will obtain the pledged amount, less 10%. 5% goes toward Amazon and another 5% goes toward Kickstarter.

    Where can I learn more about the project? We are happy to receive comments and questions by email or phone. Please contact us through Kickstarter or email us at desiderataprod@gmail.com, an account shared by Aleksandra and Jean Luc. We will be posting updates here as well as the Desiderata Productions LLC Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Desiderata-Productions-LLC/469034619780524

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  • We (writers/directors) are using our own money to fund the rest of the film. Also, through creative producing, we have found favors and in-kind donations of equipment and rentals. All in all, this last 10% is incredibly important to us, since it is the last bit which is needed to make the film at a level which does not compromise our artistic vision and the film's integrity.

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