Like any other story worth telling, it's all about a girl…Lanie Burroughs!
She’s your typical high school teen. Ok, not that typical. Typical is boring and Lanie is anything BUT boring. She’s just never been in love. Or had a crush. Or a kiss. Or even awkwardly danced with a boy during that slow song. Then one day, BAM! She sees a guy and she *gasp!* likes him. Suddenly Lanie’s life is turned upside down and she rushes to catch up to everyone else in the world who knows what the heck you do when you make out with someone!
The idea came from the mind of writer, producer and star Allison Powell, who is somewhat *cough cough* A LOT, like Lanie. In fact, most people who read the script think they are a lot like Lanie. Who didn’t feel a bit out of step in High School? Allison has been working on this project for over a year and is bouncing off the walls to share the story with the world!
What happens when a girl wants to explore her body and have sex? Does it make her Superbad? Or SUPERAWESOME?
Movies are our cultural touchstone and when Allison was asking the same questions as Lanie she couldn't find a film that answered them. We basically never get to see a girl exploring her body and sexuality in a positive light. We are here to change that by making the movie future generations of young people reference for answers.
Allison grew up in Apex, NC where she would perform any place, any time. Since moving to Los Angeles, Allison has expanded her work to include both writing and producing as creative outlets. Her recent short film BLACK WIDOW: ORIGINS got rave reviews from Movie Pilot News. Allison is a founding member of the 30 Days, 30 Plays project for which she has written over 150 short plays and films.
Tate Hanyok is a writer and California native transplant, by way of colonial Virginia. Her upbringing in the land of historical reenactments and federal government careers led her liberal, budding artist soul to flee westward. Her career began at The B Street Theatre, a new works theater founded by Aaron Sorkin. She has had guest roles on shows such as THE OFFICE, SHAMELESS, TRANSPARENT, and films such as BURT WONDERSTONE (Steve Carell). She is a seasoned improviser and UCB alum.
Lola is originally from Northern California and found her love of performing as a young, competitive gymnast. Her start in film was as the lovable gorilla, Amy, in the movie CONGO directed by Frank Marshall. She has also made appearances in TV shows, web series, commercials, and short films.
Lauren spent her early years living in theater around the city of Boston. After obtaining a degree in Theater from UMass Amherst in 2011, she decided to extend her creative and logistic talents to the film industry. After college she moved to San Diego and honed her budgeting and scheduling skills as a project manager. Three years later Lauren began her master's program in producing at Chapman University. She received her MFA in May 2017.
Adam Joseph Kassel was born in New Jersey and raised in Las Vegas. He attended UNLV where he studied film production alongside what would become some of his best friends.Since moving to LA Adam has worked for various production companies (including It's A Laugh for Disney). He is best known for his work on short films and music videos including 'Boyana', 'Get Wed Soon', 'Samaritans', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' for The Beatles' LOVE and 'Love Pyre' for Jesse Pino and the Vital Signs.
Steve was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and currently resides in the lush urban sprawl of North Hollywood, CA. He’s collaborated with director Ken Jeong on the ESPN 30 for 30 film, STUDENT/ATHLETE, and with Max Greenfield and Jerry Ferrara for the Direct TV series, THE GENTLEMEN’S LEAGUE. In the documentary world, he shot the Leonardo DiCaprio produced feature, CATCHING THE SUN for Netflix.
Virginia spent years training to be an opera singer, until she made her first commercial. From that moment, Virginia fell in love with camera work, and a pursuit of honesty and human understanding ensued in all her creative endeavors. Virginia made her film debut in Adam Sandler’s 50 FIRST DATES, she is probably best known for her role as DAVEY BOYLE in FALLING where she was nominated for the Best Breakout Performance Award at Method Fest Film Festival. She has just released her first single ‘As Strangers’ with her band GINGER & THE GIANTS.
Associate Producers (From top left) Lola Noh, Lauren Brooks, Daniel Blake, Adam Kassel, David and Virginia Reece, Preston Grant, Marguerite Nocchi, Max Kirkham, Gerald McGrory, and Lisa Klingensmith.
Like High School, filmmaking isn't easy. We could list off all the things we need to pay for to make this movie happen but it all comes down to the fact that without your support, Lanie's story won't see the light of day. In a world where female protagonists make up less than a third of leads, we can't let that happen. Because we want this movie to be A+ Level work we need a serious amount of dollars and support to make it happen.
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Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges when making an independent feature. One of the biggest challenges we will face is getting the right locations. With a High School movie we've got to see some of those classic lockers and horribly painted hallways. With your help we'll secure the budget we need to get the look you deserve.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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