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SEK 6,058
pledged of SEK 300,000pledged of SEK 300,000 goal
12
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 10 2019 10:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

TUNRPIKE

Storyline:

Set in the year of 1933 Norma and her Driver Mr. Heard run into some car trouble. Charlie and his 6 year old son Ben stop to assist only to realize the situation was not at all what it appeared to be in the first place.

Pitch:

On a dangerous escape with a stranded vehicle a young daughter of a rich man is forced to search assistance from a farmer who has got his own intentions behind his actions. 

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If we don't reach the total amount we will not get any of the pledges. So be sure to check the due date and keep in mind that any amount helps! We will be needing more than 300 000 Swedish kroners to finish this film but we will apply further from SFI and NFI etc.(Film institutes). With a solid amount already set from You guys there is a bigger chance for help elsewhere. To make the feature we will use the material shot for this short and add up with new material. The plan is to attend festivals and eventullally have a theatrical release with the feature length film. The short film is scheduled to be shot in 4 days in Sweden.  The language of the film is English but we will mostly have Norwegian and Swedish cast & crew.   

Side from Turnpike script
Side from Turnpike script

The metaphor:

Not only does our society today mirror very similarly the problems that occurred in the 1930’s but we have not made a significant change to stop the destructive behavior we let happen at that time. My symbolic metaphor of the society plays out in the variations of the characters, each representing their own part of the mini society in the story as it unfolds.

Ben represents the new generation, driver Mr. Heard represents the old generation and in between we find the current generation represented by Norma and Charlie who are in the best shape to handle the problems and prepare us for the future but spends way too much time not getting along. As two different genders we touch on the issues in lack of equality both during the 1930’s and 2019. The twists and turns reveals that only by working together can we achieve the results we are hoping to reach before it’s too late. Even Ben’s last gesture symbolize the fact that our now future generation are taking more valuable action than we are. A Big example of this is Greta Thunberg!

The two main cars of Turnpike booked and ready!
The two main cars of Turnpike booked and ready!
T-Ford booked and ready for shoot
T-Ford booked and ready for shoot

Touching on the subject of gender equality, our responsibility for the environment, class differences, how we raise our children and to stand up for the stopping of violence this short film not only points out our flaws has human beings but reveals a possible solution. How our world is so defined by money and wealth is a problems and is hindering us from making the right decisions. Both when it comes to environmental issues and to clear out poverty.

Gas Station from 1930 booked and ready!
Gas Station from 1930 booked and ready!
Accommodation for the crew
Accommodation for the crew
Jeanett Espedal - The Writer, Producer and lead actress of Turnpike
Jeanett Espedal - The Writer, Producer and lead actress of Turnpike

Watch the full interview with Jeanett: HERE

Watch the Podcast with PablosPod about film making: HERE

Jeanett Espedal at Cannes Film Festival 2017, 2018 & 2019
Jeanett Espedal at Cannes Film Festival 2017, 2018 & 2019

Cast, Crew & Partners booked for Turnpike

   Turnpike

 Jeanett Espedal

Temporary cover for Turnpike - Made with help from Hilton design
Temporary cover for Turnpike - Made with help from Hilton design

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Website: www.JeanettEspedal.com

Instagram: @JeanettEspedal_Productions  &  @JeanettEspedal

Facebook: Jeanett Espedal Productions

Have any questions? Feel free to ask info@jeanettespedal.com

Risks and challenges

* Weather - But we are still flexible for which days to shoot.
* Car trouble - We will be having a mechanic (My father) with us everyday on set and the 1930's gas station is currently a mechanics garage.
* Not enough time to shoot all the scenes. We have four days to shoot and with two cameras in each scene, filming two angels at a time, well prepared/professional actors and a very organizes FAD and Line-producer we will be prepared for emergency plan-B on set. Whichever scenes we would not be able to shoot now we would add to the feature length shoot schedule.

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