Chasing Yesterday follows the lives of five childhood best friends who have grown apart throughout high school. After losing his
parents in a car crash at the age of 10 and moving to America to live with his
cousin Ian, Alexander is finally returning to England to study at Oxford.Wanting one last opportunity to make some
memories, Alexander schedules an impromptu road trip, dragging Ian along.
take a turn when Mia, Benjamin, and David, for reasons of their own, decide to
include themselves on Alexander’s family bonding plan. Each harboring secrets of their own, the
group’s about to find out that sometimes it’s better to let the past stay where
Dustin Lewis: the jock who lives a perfect
life but piece by piece is beginning to fall apart, when he finds out that his parents are getting divorced.
Mia Thompson: the valedictorian who always has a plan A, B, C, and D, has to figure out what to do after she gets rejected from the schools she applied to.
Ian Tuner: the kid who is too afraid to admit he’s gay in fear
of what his friends will think of him.
Benjamin Reed: the rebel who seems to meander
through life but out of the five has the best grasp on it. Reality catches up to him when he won't be graduating with the rest of his friends.
Alexander James: the
outcast who desperately wants to fit in but constantly gets ignored even by the
people he considers himself closest to.
As much as they don’t want to accept
it, they’ve all changed since they were best friends, and life is taking them
down very different paths, some that just may have to be traveled alone.
These characters represent the different facets of all of us and they
embody the characteristics we try to not let define us. At some point in all of
our lives, we started to really learn who were as individuals and the idea of
moving on and leaving things and people behind scared us too.
Guest stars include Adrienne Bailon (The Cheetah Girls), Wendy
Raquel Robinson (The Game), and RaVaughn Brown (Singer/Actress).
The Creative Team
Talia Myers: Director, Executive Producer, Writer
Talia Myers has an education from the USC School of Cinematic Arts
and has a passion for filmmaking and creativity. She directs, produces, writes,
and edits short and feature films, as well as music videos. During her freshman
year in college, Talia made her first feature film as a side project to further
develop her skills in filmmaking and performed every major task from writing
and producing to directing, filming and editing. During her sophomore year, she
received success when her video “Kate Upton, Will You Go To Prom With Me?” went
viral, placing her on all major talk shows such as The Today Show, CNN, NBC
and more. The video garnered 3 million views. In her junior year, she
co-directed a music video with Rhyon Brown for Neyo's protégé, RaVaughn, and it
was featured on MTV, VH1 and BET wracking up almost 1 million views. Her
current passion and next project is Chasing Yesterday.
Rhyon Brown: Executive Producer, Actress, Writer
Rhyon Nicole Brown is a native Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles
County. Rhyon began her television career appearing in an array of commercials
and she soon became the face of brands such as Disney and The Gap, appearing in
several print ads for both. She has been blessed to have recurring roles in
"Judging Amy", "Boston Public", "That's So
Raven", "Hidden Hills", and "The Bernie Mac Show". She
has also had guest star roles in "ER", "Seventh Heaven",
"Two and a Half Men", "My Wife and Kids",
"Girlfriends", "The Geena Davis Show", "Everybody
Loves Raymond" and "One on One" to name a few. Years ago, you
might have caught her in the movie of the week, "Santa and Pete", or
in 2005 in 50 Cents' feature film, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'". She also
starred on ABC Family's hit television series, "Lincoln Heights"
as Lizzie Sutton. Rhyon has an education from the USC School of cinematic arts
and co-directed RaVaughn's music video for 'Best Friend' with Talia Myers.
We are also fortunate to have Richard Carlos as a producer and
Tiziano Tucci as our line producer. Amanda Ransdell and Lauren Dunn
will produce as well as Amanda Olson who also co-wrote the script.
We also have the magnificent Bryan Koss as our Director of
Why We Need Your Help
Filmmaking can be very expensive, and unfortunately we don’t have
the financial ability to fund this project ourselves. We as young filmmakers
are pouring our hearts and souls into this project for free. Unfortunately,
though, there are other expenses that we just can't ignore. We have to pay our
amazing, experienced, and hard working crew who have already put in more hours
than expected of them, based on their belief that we can pull this off. We have
to pay for gear rental, insurance, craft services (full people = happy people),
locations, props and safety precautions. We have gathered all of our resources
and favors to make this as feasible as possible, but we still need a little
more of your help! Without your help we are just young adults with
large dreams and aspirations, it takes a village! Please help us make our dreams
Risks and challenges
As with any independent film production, there are unforeseen complications that will arise. In the words of Murphy's Law, what can go wrong will go wrong.
That being said, with the proper funding, we can plan ahead for these possible situations and act accordingly if and when they do arise. Locations could fall through, people can get sick, it could rain (rare in LA but weirder things have happened).
We have an experienced group of producers and crew members that are prepared to adapt to the most unexpected situations.
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