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Pool Week

A Navy dropout searches for his runaway father while marooned in suburbia with his alcoholic mother

Pool Week

A Navy dropout searches for his runaway father while marooned in suburbia with his alcoholic mother

$426
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 9 2013 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

In this suburban trash black dramedy, a disillusioned Navy dropout returns home to face his alcoholic, nihilistic mother, as well as the fleeting memories of his estranged father.

Pool Week is a Columbia M.F.A. Thesis Film written and to be directed by J.W. Warner and produced by Kenneth Detterline.

Independent artists and filmmakers endure a lot of turmoil, both psychologically and physically (not to mention monetarily), in order to create a sense of awe, wonder, and magic. With Pool Week, we cherish and respect our artists, especially our dedicated cast and crew. We are attempting to achieve a specific look and feel utilizing underwater cameras and lights, which require a higher aptitude of training and expertise to operate.

Filmmaking is a wholly collaborative experience, and we intend to keep our artists well fed, hydrated, rested, and safe. Every person is vital to the finished product and to the experience itself. This includes you! It will be impossible to pull off without the cast and crew at each others' throats, drowning any sense of camaraderie. Full bellies keep the mind sharp, spirits high and mutiny to a minimum. We can't do it without you.

Best Regards,

J.W. Warner (Writer/Director)

Kenneth Detterline (Producer)

STARRING

  • J.W. Warner as Johnny Walker
  • Suzy Petri as Donna Walker
  • Lindsay Rathert as Lady Red

CREW

  • J.W. Warner - Writer, Director
  • Kenneth Detterline - Producer
  • Zach Mehrbach - Director of Photography
  • Ryan Buckley - Camera Operator
  • Emily Railsback - Production Designer
  • Jonathan Moeller - Assistant Director

SCHEDULE

Principal Photography will commence on September 23rd and conclude September 27th. Post Production (editing, color grading, sound mixing, and scoring) will begin immediately thereafter with the goal of a finalized product by the end of 2013. And then... the short film festival market!

PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOS

Saying "Hey" from on location in Winnetka, IL. Writer, director, and future star, J.W. Warner.
Saying "Hey" from on location in Winnetka, IL. Writer, director, and future star, J.W. Warner.

PAST PROJECTS

On set during Orchids, a short film written and directed by Katherine Clark and produced by Kenneth Detterline. Starring Paul Russell. A successfully funded Kickstarter project!
On set during Orchids, a short film written and directed by Katherine Clark and produced by Kenneth Detterline. Starring Paul Russell. A successfully funded Kickstarter project!
On set during Burner, a short film written and directed by Robert Forney, produced by Kyusik Gam, and line produced by Kenneth Detterline.
On set during Burner, a short film written and directed by Robert Forney, produced by Kyusik Gam, and line produced by Kenneth Detterline.

Risks and challenges

Filming around water is always a challenge. Filming underwater is an even bigger one. Thankfully, our Camera Operator is a licensed scuba diver. The next challenge is renting an underwater rig for cheap that is of better quality than a GoPro.

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