THE WISE KIDS, a vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters - Brea, an introspective pastor's daughter experiencing debilitating doubt; the fierce and passionate Laura, Brea's best friend and a devout believer; and Tim, the open-hearted gay son of a single father, struggling to navigate some tricky terrain. Tensions and buried feelings abound, as colleges are chosen and adults behave badly, as Brea, Laura and Tim attempt to hang onto what they have, all the while yearning to break free.
Stephen Cone’s micro-budget sophomore feature THE WISE KIDS will shoot on location in Charleston, SC between July 19 and August 14, 2010, utilizing a combination of Chicago and Southeast actors cast by Matthew Miller, Mickie Paskal and Jennifer Rudnicke. Budgeted in the low six-figures, the film is being produced by Cone, Gina LoPiccolo and Sue Redman, as well as lensed by Director of Photography Stephanie Dufford. Serving as Unit Production Manager and First Assistant Director is recent Slamdance Film Festival favorite Laura Klein.
TO OUR SUPPORTERS:
Friends! Family! Kickstarters! This page is designed to help you help us make Stephen Cone’s micro-budget sophomore feature THE WISE KIDS. A labor of love like this is only possible by utilizing great love, support, momentum and many avenues of financing. One of the avenues we're taking is Kickstarter, which is a really exciting way for you to engage with us and us to engage with you. The amount we're raising here is only a small chunk of our budget (so feel free to help us soar past our goal!), but a significant one. With this amount we can, a) rent the equipment necessary to take this movie to another level entirely. DP Stephanie Dufford + Amazing Equipment = Magic; and b) afford a Production Design (Sets, Art, all that jazz) that will take the movie to an even higher plain. In other words, herein lies the authentic, gorgeous look of our film.
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2 FINAL REMINDERS!
1) UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL BY JULY 18TH, WE DON'T GET A PENNY! 2) This is a small chunk of an already-tiny budget! It will only do us good to soar well past our goal! So keep it coming!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, PEOPLE OF THE WORLD!
- (34 days)