Glaciers is the story of a young married couple who have recently survived ovarian cancer. We follow the couple as they struggle to define their relationship after such a life-altering event.
Although they have managed to come out on the other side, it has not been unscathed. They are not the same people they were before the diagnosis and everything feels different now.
Michael always thought that he would be father, but now even if they could have children of their own he is unsure whether he would be able to support them with the crushing weight of never ending medical bills.
Gretchen feels struggles with her new label as a "survivor", challenged to grasp her lost identity and to connect with a body she no longer identifies as her own.
Will they be able to navigate their new reality as a united front, or, like the once prominent glaciers, will their bond slowly dissolve in the light of their new environment?
Glaciers was one of the first stories I wrote for what became the collection, Nothing but the Dead and Dying. Even now, more than eight years after writing that first draft, it remains one of my favorite things I've written. The story truly represents the collection and the themes I am most concerned with in my writing, primarily how people manage to deal with and (sometimes) overcome all the struggles that life brings. Having this story brought to life in a new medium is exciting, to see the characters whose pain feels very real to me come to life will certainly be an unforgettable experience for me and I hope all who see the film as well.
Through our work we strive to identify with the truth of human experience. Each day, the space we occupy and the items within in shape our world and play a role in our reality. No space is more sacred than the safe haven of your home. It is the space you spend the most time in, among the things you have collected, and loved, along the way. Creating an authentic experience for two fictional characters means more than developing their words and actions, it means building a space in which they are rooted, in which they have and will experience life. To create this space, we strive to acquire the location, the home, that our characters inhabit, and fill it with the items that show their lives. This is no simple task and we will be meticulous in our selections, and there will be expense associated. We also anticipate the expense of certain special effects, particularly those used to transform the body of our main character from that which she already knows to one, like our main characters, shows the toll of her experiences.
Lastly we also need to make sure our crew has the technical materials necessary to create this film; making certain that everyone is safe, healthy, and able to do their job effectively.
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Risks and challenges
During the filmmaking process, risks and challenges are to be expected. The type varies from film to film. At the end of the day it is up to the filmmakers to tackle them. From obtaining the rights to the original short story to managing the festival circuit, unexpected challenges can arise at any moment. Our team cares about this story and will move mountains to ensure it comes to light. Focused and meticulous, we have spent a considerable amount of time choosing qualified team members. Our biggest challenge will be getting the funding needed to actually put in motion the prepared elements of the film. The team has spent much time going over every detail of what needs to be done and proactively working to prevent major obstacles and working towards minimizing risks.
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