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A short film about the relational glitches between 3 friends who originally meet at an intentional community and later reconnect online
A short film about the relational glitches between 3 friends who originally meet at an intentional community and later reconnect online
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a.k.a. Profile Glitch is a short film about three women, Marty, Maeve and Johanna, who meet and become close friends while living together at an intentional community in rural NY.  Their different socio-economic backgrounds do not matter in the community and their personality flaws oddly balance one another.   

After returning home, Marty starts an online journal about the intentional community and recruits Maeve and Johanna to help.  Johanna and Maeve are unhappy about Marty's plan to use their personal experiences as writing material.  Through a series of web-video exchanges Maeve and Johanna attempt to intervene and shut down Marty’s online writing project.

a.k.a. Profile Glitch investigates the performance of personal identity in different social contexts, emphasizing online social networking sites as 21st century platforms for the construction and maintenance of identity.

Through a fictionalized narrative about three women, a.k.a. Profile Glitch illustrates and stimulates discussion regarding the impact web based social networking sites have on the presentation of who we are online.

The intentional community scenes will be shot at The Dacha Project in Ithaca New York, Circle Thrift in South Philadelphia as well as at the Mill Creek Urban Farm in West Philadelphia the last two weeks of June.  The funds raised through this Kickstarter campaign will be used to reimburse these three locations for the use of their land and space as well as pay for the production of the intentional community scenes.  The primary production expenses include location rentals, travel, and accommodations.  Cornell University has generously offered to let the crew and cast stay in the residential halls at a reduced rate. 

a.k.a. Profile Glitch is a collaborative project between several filmmakers.  Lisa Marie Patzer, Director and Producer; Julia Fuller, Lindsey Martin and Dorothea Otto, Writers and Actors; Fiona Otway, Director of Photography; and Doris Lin, Art Director.  We also have a wonderful cast and crew to help make the magic possible!

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    All of the above AND a print of a glitched profile image. You can choose the image you want to be digitally glitched and I will glitch it, add it to the Facebook album and send you a print. Because you are awesome!!! (For examples, see the Glitchy Profile Images album on the a.k.a. Profile Glitch Facebook:
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