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Seeking funds to help with the post-production and promotion of a motion picture.
Seeking funds to help with the post-production and promotion of a motion picture.
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We are seeking funds to support the post - production and promotion of BUOY, an independent feature film written and directed by Steve Doughton.  All production - shooting and editing - is now complete. We are raising funds to cover the costs of the sound design, color timing and promotional costs. We have secured over $8,000 in cash and in-kind services and are seeking an additional $7,500  in donations... Many thanks to Kickstarter, our backers, our great team of actors, crew and producers in making BUOY the movie a reality! Join us in completing this successful venture.

SCRIPT SYNOPSIS
A woman receives a telephone call from her long-lost brother—reconnecting with the central, though neglected, emotional anchor in her life. In the span of an 80-minute conversation, the two siblings test the strength of a deep, if challenged, love.

When T.C., a suburban mother of two, receives a call from Danny, her wayward brother, after a two-year communication lapse, she is tidying up her middle-class home in Portland, Oregon. T.C.’s and Danny’s phone conversation comprises the film’s single scene. As the camera tracks T.C. through her household rounds, she and Danny embark on a wide-ranging emotional journey; dialogue carries the story. Bittersweet childhood recollections merge into searching spiritual conjectures; bizarre anecdotes lead to offbeat cultural critiques and awkward personal confessions.

Against a backdrop of long-simmering tensions and enduring sympathies, TC’s and Danny’s conversational saga reveals the deeper stories of their selves and of their relations with each other, while exploring universal questions: What does it mean to be a good person and to live your life well? How do you keep your disappointment in—and envy for—another person’s life choices from standing in the way of your love for her or him?

THE CAST
Starring Tina Holmes as TC.
Holmes began her film acting career with Edge of Seventeen (1998) in 1998 playing the starring role of Maggie. She followed that with 30 Days (1999) in 1999 and Prince of Central Park (2000) in 2000. She has been featured in several present day television series such as "24" (2001), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), "Invasion" (2005), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Third Watch" (1999) and in a recurring role as Maggie Sibley on the HBO original series, "Six Feet Under" (2001) during the fifth and final season. Holmes studied at Yale University, the Sorbonne in Paris, and Brown University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature.

Matthew Del Negro's recent roles include Nick Hurley on United States of Tara, Bram Howard on The West Wingand Brian Cammarata on The Sopranos.He played opposite Vincent D'Onofrio and Uma Thurman in Chelsea Walls, directed by Ethan Hawke and played  Claudia Schiffer's fiancé in the Luis Mandoki short film Meeting Genevieve. Matt played FBI Agent Oliver Peterson on "Guiding Light" as well as a crucial character in the pilot episode of Darren Star's "The $treet"  working beside Tom Everett Scott.

THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Executive Director David Cress
Producer Ike Martin
Producer Holly Cundiff
Producer Jonathan Raymond
Cinematographer Starr Whitesides
Score Ben Darwish
Casting Bill Bailey
Wardrobe Amanda Needham

Wardrobe Assistant Eliza Sohn

Hair and Make Up/additional wardrobe Alisa Schoedinger 

Additional music Steve Dibenedetto

Craft Services Dorie Vollum and Dana Lynn Louis

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