SUNDOWN is a feature-length drama about the ravages and absurdities of a family living with dementia. Writer/director Brendan Boogie (THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL) mines his own experience living through his father’s dementia to tell a funny, tragic, and most importantly real story of about a family of wise-asses slowly grieving their loved one while he’s still there.
The plot: Irresponsible gambler Dewey Shea (Grayson Powell) returns home to help his college professor mother Clara (Zele Avradopoulos) and supermom sister Tracy (Caitlin Graham) deal with the family patriarch Solomon (Paul Kandarian) as his once-brilliant mind slips away. As Solomon gets further from them, each family member deals with the loss differently with varying degrees of (often comical) failure.
This film is an entirely independent endeavor. The money you pledge will be used to pay and feed our amazing cast and crew, all of whom are working for way less than they are worth to bring this small passion project to life. Besides on-set expenditures, indy films have post-production costs such as editing, sound mixing and design, and eventually film festival entry fees. 15K is the absolute minimum we need to make this movie a reality. You generously backing this project is the ONLY way it can get from concept to production to finished project and out into the world where as many people as possible can see it.
But what’s in it for you besides helping a (hopefully) great movie be made? In addition to receiving a copy of the finished project, there are many tiers of rewards that feature several ways to be involved in the production, including exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, your name in the credits, a line you wrote in the movie, and even a chance to have a character (or the family dog) named after you. Also, back by popular demand, Brendan will bake you a lasagna. Check out our pledge rewards and find one that is right for you.
Risks and challenges
SUNDOWN will be shot in the Boston area in July 2016. We don’t have the big budget to shut down streets or rent out Fenway Park for the big climactic heist scene (there’s no heist scene), so we count on the community to support us. This often means shooting in people’s homes, businesses, and neighborhoods while real life is going on around us. Indy films are often delayed by unforeseen circumstances and acts of nature.
However, this team is experienced at making low budget films a reality. Besides THE MAYOR OF ROCK & ROLL, producer Sally Northrop has several indy credits to her name, often with the lowest of budgets. We have done this before and are determined. No matter what is thrown in our way, we will not be denied. SUNDOWN will happen… with your help.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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