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In a world where technology has made memory a commodity, a desperate husband seeks out a risky procedure to save the love of his life.
In a world where technology has made memory a commodity, a desperate husband seeks out a risky procedure to save the love of his life.
In a world where technology has made memory a commodity, a desperate husband seeks out a risky procedure to save the love of his life.
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RE/COLLECTION - A SHORT FILM

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OUR STORY 

Memories shape our identities. We are what we remember.

But what happens when our experiences and our memories become our currency?

re/collection is a story that imagines a world where technology has turned human memory into a commodity. 

It follows the fallout of this tech on one ordinary couple, and asks the question: What would you give up to save the one you love? 

OUR GOAL

We are intrigued by stories about love and sacrifice. For this project, we want to create a grounded, near-future sci-fi short film with an arresting, dream-like sequence you will never forget.

THE ELEVATOR PITCH

When an unspeakable tragedy rocks Frank and Anna's marriage to its core, Frank vows to rescue his wife by obtaining something that can only be found in a unique gift shop...

This script was awarded the One Potato Short Screenplay Grant at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival. The film will be shot entirely in the state of Idaho and premiere this coming March at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival.

WOMEN IN FILM 

We are extremely proud to be working with a female majority crew on re/collection. One of the goals in making this film is to celebrate the power of women in the genre film space. With this project, there will be women in front of and behind the camera. 

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS 

Indie film projects are a labor of love. 100% of your re/collection contributions will go towards bringing this story to life and compensating our talented cast and crew. It's important to us that we pay the dedicated cast, crew and artists that are coming together to make this film. Many of our cast and crew are veterans of the film industry, and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to ensure that these talented folks get payment for the excellent work they do. Our goal is to make the best film possible for this award-winning story.

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REWARDS 

Want to appear in a memory ad? Or be sent a real life memory? How about take home a piece of the set? We have amazing awards for you culled from our own imagination, but also from our supporters over at the Sun Valley Film Festival, who are chipping in festival passes, party invites, airfare, lodging and more!

OUR TEAM 

EVA KONSTANTOPOULOS | WRITER, DIRECTOR 

Eva Konstantopoulos is a screenwriter and author from New York. Her novella, Hush, was recently adapted for the screen by Sigma Films (Under the Skin, Starred Up, Citadel) and Thruline Entertainment. Directed by Olaf de Fleur (City State) and starring Celia Imrie, Florence Pugh, and Ben Lloyd-Hughes, it wrapped shooting in Scotland June of 2016 and is currently in post-production. She has developed projects with Lost Rhino Films and Midnight Sun Pictures, and her feature screenplay, The Virgin of Poughkeepsie, was awarded Best Screenplay at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival. Previously, her fiction has been published in anthologies and literary journals, and she's received an Equivocality Writer's Travel Scholarship to Thailand for her latest novella, East of Nowhere. Most recently, she was a writers' assistant on Disney Junior's hit show, Sofia the First, where she wrote an episode of the series.

DEBORAH CORREA | DIRECTOR 

Deborah Correa graduated from Emerson College with a B.F.A. in Writing and Film, where she produced a short documentary about the displacement from Colombia's cocaine wars. This Little Old Town premiered on PBS’ FRONTLINE/World. Since selling her doc, she’s worked on PBS' award-winning series; American Experience and NOVA. After moving to Los Angeles, Deborah was chosen for the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women where she directed Little Black Dress. LBD premiered at the LA Shorts Fest and sold to Hulu and IndieFlix. Deborah is currently working on Peter Berg’s documentary series Live to Tell. The series will air on the History Channel in November 2016.

CELESTE ALLER MATIKA | PRODUCER 

Celeste Matika is a First Assistant Director and Producer. She’s worked on national commercials for brands like Neutrogena, Heineken, Audi, Nike; on reality TV for Undercover Boss and MTV’s I Want My Wedding; and as a programmer and project coordinator for the San Francisco International Film Festival and Documentary Film. From her Boise home, she’s served as the First Assistant Director for Christian Lynbrook's CarbonThe Seed and Zero Point, and as Producer for Almosting It, by local filmmaker Will von Tagen staring Lee Majors. She most recently served as First AD on Bayne’s feature 6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love and Money starring Jennifer LaFleur and Ross Partridge.

THE ADVISORY TEAM 

Laura Mehlhaff

Laura helped launch the inaugural Sun Valley Film Festival, and is entering her fourth year as the Director of Programming. She has worked in film and content creation for over ten years. Frozen River, for which Laura was on the producing team, was nominated for two Academy Awards, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, two Gotham awards, and received seven nominations at the Spirit Awards. Her other works include the award-winning film The Dry Land [America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama], award-winning Magic Valley [Scott Glenn, Kyle Gallner], the award-winning Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best [Melissa Leo, Andew McCarthy], the Sundance hit Ass Backwards [Casey Wilson, June Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone], and more. Laura’s films have been showcased around the world including the Sundance Film Festival, SxSW, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and other keystone festivals.

Christian Lybrook

Originally from the east coast, Christian Lybrook is an award-winning writer and filmmaker now living in Idaho. His work has appeared at film festivals throughout the U.S., including the Tribeca Film Festival, SeriesFest, and the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF). His script for his short film Carbon won SVFF’s inaugural One Potato Award. He is a fellow of IFP’s ScreenForward Lab and their No Borders Program, and participated in the first-ever Tribeca’s Digital Creators Market for the pre-apocalyptic thriller series Zero Point, co-created with Gregory Bayne. Currently he's developing the western crime drama Branded, and producing Bayne’s dark comedy feature film 6 Dynamic Laws For Success (In Life, Love & Money), which is currently in post-production.

Lauren Selig

Lauren Selig is an entrepreneur and executive with a 18-year track record of global impact in the entertainment, real-estate and start-up communities. In 2012, Selig founded Shake and Bake Productions, and finances and produces high quality independent studio pictures, television and virtual reality. She is the executive producer of the feature films Everest, Black Mass, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Tom Cruise’s American Made, and the Peter Berg hit, Lone Survivor. Her next film, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, debuts later this year. Selig's up and coming development projects include the last screenplay by Stanley Kurbick, The Downslope, Neal Stephenson’s bestseller, The Diamond Age, Sony’s Jumanji 2, Daniel Radcliffe's Imperium, Christopher Yost and Wetaworks’ The Monkey King, the television series Torn with Academy Award-winner Michael Sugar; and, Ritz with Vikings producer Alan Gasmer.

Jason Michael Berman

Jason Michael Berman is the Vice President of Mandalay Pictures and has produced feature films that have debuted at premiere film festivals around the globe, including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca, Berlinale, and Edinburgh. Jason recently produced Jonas Carpignano's Mediterannea in Calabria, Italy, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Andrew Renzi's Franny [Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James], which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Sara Colangelo's film Little Accidents [Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, and Jacob Lofland] which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Jason's past producing credits include The Dry Land, Jess + Moss, Seven Days in Utopia, The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, LUV, Struck by Lightning, Killimanjaro and X/Y.

Risks and challenges

All independent filmmaking comes with challenges. That's why we have the backing of the Sun Valley Film Festival (who is one of our producing partners) and a professional, experienced cast and crew who are not only dedicated to making a kick-ass sci-fi film, but take their commitments seriously. The advisors won't let the risks overcome the prospect of completing a strong final film, and we believe clear communication is key to any successful endeavor. To that end, we're always available to discuss any concerns associated with producing RE/COLLECTION. Once again, thank you for your interest and your support!

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