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a film about two siblings confronted with sacrifice on the longest day of the year
a film about two siblings confronted with sacrifice on the longest day of the year
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(excerpt from short film on Juan who inspired the character of Marcus)


story

Briarpatch is a film that takes place not directly after life throws you a wildcard, but rather a little further down the line. The film takes place a couple months later, when you think you have adjusted to a new routine, but the pressure of everyday life finally catches up to you.

The film follows Marcus and his younger sister Ashley on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, just a couple months after their mother has passed away. Marcus has since left college and returned home to put his dreams on the backburner to support his family. At only 19, he is already trapped in the early morning, long night grind of delivering packages. Ashley, fresh from her junior year of high school, is only concerned with spending the summer with her friends. 

When Marcus is given a more lucrative opportunity from some old friends, he is forced to confront just how much he can sacrifice for his family. Ashley, on the other hand gets a reality check when Heaven- a young girl with an absent mother who recently moved into the neighborhood- enters her life. 

Both brother and sister have a rude awakening when confronted with responsibility, sacrifice and maturity.

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crew

Anna Pollack- director//writer    website // vimeo


Cameron Debe- Assistant Director  website

Leyna Rowan- Director of Photography  reel

Yuka Taga- Producer

Jonathan Rothstein- Producer

Production Design Department

Adam Zhu
Adam is downtown skateboarder pursuing a career in the arts. He has worked on multiple multimedia projects.
work

Nico Chiat
Nico moved to New York from LA almost a year ago and currently works at Matt Jackson studio where he helps build sets for shoots.

Charlotte Graham
Charlotte is a visual creative whose work is heavily focused on her interaction and studies on global history.  She will be graduating from NYU Gallatin this May.

Post

Jasper Marsalis- Sounds
music

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 If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us at briarpatchmovie@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

There are not many risks and challenges with this project.
We plan on shooting with a skeleton crew and using as many resources as possible. The city- three boroughs to be exact- will be the backdrop of the film.

In addition to this some of the film will be shot on tape.

We are working around busy schedules of real people and their personal stories which will make the project all the more fun but challenging as well.

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