A law school grad, struggling to pay off her student loans, stumbles on a website connecting young women with wealthy older men...
Jessica, an under-employed law school graduate, enters into an arrangement with a wealthy older man to pay off her mounting student loan debt.
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ABOUT THE MOVIE
The idea for CONSIDERATION came about last year when Prasad came across a news article in The New York Times about young women entering into "mutually beneficial arrangements" with wealthy older men and the websites that have been popping up to facilitate these relationships. Since then, even more articles have appeared about this recent phenomenon in The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and ABC News.
From the director: "What fascinated me were the widely different reactions people had about these arrangements. To some, it was prostitution. To others, it was not all that different from conventional dating norms; it's just that everything was more out in the open. That many women are using these relationships to cover their tuition or make their student loan payments make this much more timely."
A year out of law school, Jessica has been unable to find work with a law firm due to a struggling economy. After moving back in with her father, she works nights at a call center and spends her days sending out resumes.
When she finds out she can no longer defer her student loan payments, Jessica looks for another job, and even flirts with egg donation. When neither pans out, she stumbles upon a website offering a way out: SeekingPlayDates.com. The site sets up young women with wealthy older men, in hopes of making a match that is favorable to both parties.
Through the site, Jessica meets Henry, a CEO in his early fifties who is looking for a Hepburn, not a Kardashian. Hesitant, Jessica's reservations are eased by Henry's intelligence and practical view to relationships. They agree to a "mutually beneficial agreement" with a three-month termination date.
But, when Jessica begins developing feelings for Andrew, an old friend from high-school, and Henry develops feelings for her, she finds it increasingly difficult to untangle herself from their arrangement.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The project needed a young female voice to write Jessica's story, and AMY BUTLER was the perfect choice. Together, Amy and Prasad set an intention to make the film on a small budget in August 2012.
Inspired by the story, a number of passionate artists have since come on board. BARBARA TWIST, a recent college graduate herself, has taken the reins as the film's producer. Filmmaker VICTOR FANUCCHI will be the film's Director of Photography.
We are currently in the middle of casting and the number of talented actors and actresses that have read for our film has been humbling. Check back for an update soon as we finalize casting decisions.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Our production mantra is "Get creative," and we are doing everything possible to tell this story on a low budget. We've pared the script down to the essentials, and we are using equipment made available to us for free. Our location and travel costs are limited, as are our incidental costs.
Most of the money we are raising will go to the CAST and CREW. We have so many talented young people working on this project, and we believe in paying them for their talent and skill. Many have recently graduated from college and we strongly feel it is in the spirit of this film to respect their time and effort.
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