WORKING TITLE: The Music Factory
SYNOPSIS: 100 years in the future, the West African country of Burkina Faso is unrecognizable. Development has come at a cost. Sea level rise has given Burkina Faso, once a landlocked country, a coastline. People have become so enamored with their smart phones that they have lost the ability to make music, or at least recognize good music. So the music sucks. In a chance encounter, HASAMI, the main character, hears great music for the first time. This leads him on an odyssey to California, where he falls in love with an abusive American woman, ANA MAE. Sidetracked at first, he is eventually led to the secret Music Factory by SAMIRA, a beautiful African girl. This film looks at the question of "what is Africa?" and does it need to fit into the world, or does the world need to fit into Africa?
WHO WE ARE: We are an eclectic group of Bay Area filmmakers led by Fulbright Scholar and director Daouda Zalle getting ready to make a unique, decidedly different short film about Africa and Africans, but filmed almost entirely in the San Francisco Bay Area.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU: We only need $850 so we can entice great actors to participate, and so we can pay a professional editor/colorist or sound person, as well as for misc. music rights purchases.
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