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Short film about people in their early twenties discovering self-worth and looking for love in unexpected places.
Short film about people in their early twenties discovering self-worth and looking for love in unexpected places.
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Rain in Summer is a short film about a young woman named Cass, who is reluctant to get over her ex-boyfriend, Greg, who broke up with her almost a year ago. One evening, Cass's very patient and loyal best friend, Samantha, brings Cass to a lesbian party, in an effort to get laid and to get Cass out of the house. At the party, Cass, who is supposed to be Sam's wing-girl, meets Amanda, a mysterious and intriguing party-goer who nobody actually invited. Amanda attempts to seduce Cass, and although Cass is intrigued, it's very clear that she's still hung up on Greg. Amanda convinces Cass to confront Greg, but when she does, she discovers something nobody saw coming. 

Although Cass is the protagonist, the film brings to light issues of honesty, balance, and self-worth in each and every one of its characters.

Why am I telling this story?

Although the specific characters and situations in this film are fictional, I am deeply intrigued by the concepts of balanced relationships and living honestly, which I think many people can relate to. Without giving too much away, I love the way that each relationship in the film relates to the others with regards to imbalance and inequality, which forces each character to re-examine their actions and live more truthfully. People at this age are looking for love, trying different relationships on, and getting their hearts broken, and although very few people have gone through our characters' exact situations, the feelings evoked are very recognizable and relatable.

What is the significance of the rain? 

For the past year, Cass has been in deep denial about the reality of her failed relationship. Greg moved on immediately, and Cass can't even bring herself to find out who he left her for, because that would be admitting that this girl is real. But over the course of the film, Cass has no choice but to find out who the girl is, and as uncomfortable as it is, she has to face the situation (or, the rain). 

The idea of wearing almost nothing in the rain comes from my actual belief that wearing heavy layers and closed-toed shoes in the rain will only weigh you down and make you more uncomfortable. Have you ever come inside from a huge rain storm and peeled of the ten-pound, soaking wet jeans that are plastered to your legs? Why not just wear shorts? Layers won't make you warmer; you'll be soaked from head to toe in sopping wet, freezing cold fabric. Same goes for shoes. Flip flops, man. All the way.

I like the metaphor of wearing nothing in the rain in relation to Cass's life. She can bundle up all she wants, pretending none of what happened is real, and that Greg still loves her, but sooner or later, she has to face it. And nothing she does can protect her from the truth. 

And she does face it. "It" being Greg, and the actual rain. And when she does, she's wearing flip flops. 

Why do we need money?

We're very proud to have completed production of this film. We've been very resourceful, using our own clothes as costumes, water-proofing the camera with plastic take-out bags, and feeding the cast and crew with discount sushi. But now that we're in post production, we need money for lots of little things that add up, such as color correction/ sound mixing, DVDs, and festival submissions.

$3,500 is the minimum we need to receive funding, but we are certainly not opposed to exceeding that goal.

We're not asking for much, and we'll be extremely grateful for anything you can contribute!

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