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Lovely young Evelyn prepares to be the belle of the ball, but when she glances in the mirror she finds the reflection of an old woman.
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Story:

Ever Eve is about a moment. A scary, surreal, Kafka-esque moment, that I think anyone could relate to – the moment of glancing in the mirror and finding you are not what you expect. In our story lovely young Evelyn prepares for a date, but when she looks in the mirror she finds the frightening reflection of herself as an old woman. The story brings up the question of whether Evelyn is really the young girl having a nightmare, or the old woman living a nightmare. Can she be both at the same time?

Background: 

As surreal as this premise sounds, it was inspired by the all too real experience that many face near the end of their lives – the extreme loss of memory caused by dementia, strokes, and Alzheimer’s. I lived with my grandmother as she descended into the first stages of Alzheimer’s. The situation changed moment by moment, whether my grandma would be the charming, spiritual sage I’d always known, or a vulnerable girl searching for her mother. What do we do when she asks for her mother, her old loves – is telling the truth better, or should we go with her delusions? I don’t know. 

Whenever she dozed, I wondered whether my grandmother could take refuge in dreams, whether those were more solid than waking reality. Sometimes I too couldn’t help but wonder, how do I know I’m not just dreaming of youth and a reasonable world? Ever Eve is a visual meditation on these questions and the concurrent reality of my grandmother.

I want this film to share an experience that so many might face later in life, to increase awareness about Alzheimer’s, and serve as inspiration to simply seize the day.

Vision:

Below are some example images from the Ever Eve storyboards. These are some of the panels you might receive as part of your reward for donating!

The film is visually inspired by old films of the 1930’s as well as the images and advertisements created for fashion icons like Christian Dior. Young Evelyn’s world is a sheer vision of elegance and femininity, a golden dream of things past. The Old Evelyn sequence is a nightmare of institutionalized horror, inspired by Foucault and the uncanny sequences of Un Chien Andalou. 

Ever Eve will be submitted to national and international film festivals. The film will be dedicated to organizations searching for the cure and prevention of Alzheimer’s. 

Risks and challenges

The script is short and very accessible, and the crew made up of such talented professionals that the risks of this production are few. The challenges are always high for independent film production, but we’re in this industry to conquer them! Your donation will help us meet these challenges: Securing locations, keeping our cast and crew well fed and of high morale, draping our sets in untarnished illusion (art dept), waltzing with permits, insurance and regulations, and maintaining the highest quality throughout capturing, transferring, editing, color correcting and displaying our vision.

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    JEAN HARLOW. Thank you for your help, we will give you a Facebook, Twitter, or email shout out!

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    RITA HAYWORTH. You will receive a digital download of the finished film, and Thank You on social media channels.

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    CAROLE LOMBARD. I will send you a hand-written postcard Thank You, plus a digital download and social media shout out.

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    BETTE DAVIS. You will receive a physical DVD of the film, a hand-written postcard, and a social media Thank You!

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    MARLENE DIETRICH. You will get a nifty digital booklet of production stills/ materials, a physical DVD, a hand-written postcard, and a social media Thank You!

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    AVA GARDNER. Thank You in the Credits of the film, plus One page signed print from the Storyboard (either single panel or 6/8 frames up), and all of the above.

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    VIVIEN LEIGH. Thank You in the Credits, and a poster signed by the Cast and Crew, plus all of the above.

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    IRENE DUNN. Producer in Credits and IMDB, plus I will digitize up to 500 of your old family photographs. And all of the above.

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    INGRID BERGMAN. Associate Producer in Credits and IMDB. And I will lead you on a personal tour of an old Hollywood Theatre, then take you out to dinner at a famous Hollywood institution such as Chateau Marmont. Plus all of the above.Travel not included.

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    KATHARINE HEPBURN. My, she was yar... that is the production was, thanks to you! You will be credited as an Executive Producer of Ever Eve. You will also receive two tickets to any festival that shows our film, or two tickets to our premier and after party, plus all of the above. Travel not included.

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