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A Love Story in a Tea House
A Love Story in a Tea House
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HELLO!

We are a filmmaking-writing duo and this is our second project together.  Our first was a documentary about a young religious emissary couple living in Portugal, which is currently in the editing room.  (To watch some of Daniel's past work, see below.)

THIGH centers on Naomi, a woman in her late 20s who is studying the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony - a rigorously choreographed ritual.

Entering into her monastic space is Mike, a shy giant, whose sheer physical presence, particularly his thighs, rattles the controlled mood and clean lines of Naomi's world.

Naomi must choose between her practice and the implications of this new found passion. 

The production has secured a beautiful beach house in Rockaway, New York, where we'll be constructing the set, which will include a Chashitsu, or tea ceremony room, a boxing gym, and a traditional Roji garden in the backyard. 

On board are a group of talented artists to get these huge ideas off the page and onto the big screen.

WHAT WE NEED NOW

Too often today in Indie film making, we see projects that lack in adequate production design.  With THIGH, we're seeking to make a film the old-fashioned way, with immense care and consideration put into every element of the set, costumes and art design.

Our main expense is material for the set, in order to build shoji screen walls, lay down tatami mat flooring, fill the space with traditional tools and lighting, and transform an ordinary backyard into something absolutely magical!

We'll be shooting the film on high-end HD video equipment and a number of sequences will be shot using a film-grade steadicam system, which the director, Daniel, operates professionally.

WHY US

By partnering with us, you are supporting the craft of landscape artists, sculptors, costume designers, filmmakers and actors.  You are simply, making it all happen!  You are bringing many hours of labor and love to a stunning completion. 

  Please check out the above reel to see some of Daniel's past work. 

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    A walking food tour for 2 of Chinatown NYC with the Director & Writer. Includes all meals and snacks. (It's not Japanese, but we know Chinatown best!) A VERY SPECIAL thank-you credit in the film + a special features DVD + a digital copy of the script!

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    An original costume (Yukata or Kimono) designed and crafted exclusively for THIGH by Camilla Carper, a master costumer, that will be worn by one of the lead characters in the film - these will be EXCEPTIONAL and truly one-of-a-kind!

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    A custom crocheted sculpture by Tal Gluck, THIGH's resident sculptor. He is a massive talent with the yarn & hook! Contact us for images of his past work if you are interested!

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    A 3-5 minute docu-promo produced for your business by Daniel Cowen. To see some of his past promotional work, please visit: www.danielcowen.com

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    Ever want to be an Executive Producer on an awesome movie - this is your chance!!! Visit the set and see it all happen! AND you'll receive a special features DVD + a hard copy the script signed by the co-writers!

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