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Directed by Nadine Truong, Written by West Liang, Presented by 408 Films:  A motion picture about losing our way & finding our friends.
Directed by Nadine Truong, Written by West Liang, Presented by 408 Films: A motion picture about losing our way & finding our friends.
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you are not the only one ...
                                             i am not the only one ...
                                                                                      we are not the only ones ...

there is noise & movement all around us, moving at the impossible, lightning pace of daily life. with all of that weight bearing down over us, how do we find the strength to push back and win?

n i g h t d r e a m b l u e s  is an explosive, richly nuanced drama about the struggle to keep our eyes open when we lose our way.

Written by West Liang and directed by Nadine Truong, this contemporary feature-length film centers on one summer night in Los Angeles and explores the strained relationship between three high school friends, now in their 30s, whose lives have turned out to be nothing like they had imagined.

How do they reconcile the reality of their lives with the burden of their dreams?


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TAGLINE  |  Sometimes, all you have is where you are.

LOGLINE  |  When three childhood friends reunite for an impromptu birthday celebration, their midsummer night of delirious abandon and reminiscence explodes into a daring search for hope and deliverance from the burden of their dreams.

PRODUCTION DICTUM  |  Having assembled an experienced and singly talented creative & technical team, 408 FILMS (Fog, The People I've Slept With, Supercapitalist) is uniformly focused on completing the entire scope of this project, from preproduction into post-production, then through its final phase of wide release.

But above all else, we simply can't wait to tell this thrilling, funny and charming story about the crisis of early life and the incomparable remedy of friendship!

There is unwavering commitment across the board to raise a production budget that responsibly fulfills the writer's intention and the director's vision -- and our hope is to activate the energy & critical mass of today's social media/grassroots networking to procure, at least, a PORTION of our support, so that we can absolutely share every single step of this joyful & unique journey with ALL OF YOU!

The more, the merrier, so get ready ...

Lovers, be brave with us ...
And, friends, we need and depend upon your faith & trust.
(Hint-hint, Mommy & Daddy!)
Even those of you whom we do not yet know, to stand upon your broad shoulders would be an honor, if only you and I could get there together.

Today -- in fact, from this very moment on! -- let our adventure be YOUR adventure, by donating so graciously what you can afford (tier-group benefits & details below).

Our 1-minute temp trailer (without our final cast), as you might have seen, is only a tiny fraction of our vision for what  n i g h t d r e a m b l u e s  can and will be, so we are kindly requesting your financial support:

OUR PROMISE  |  Times are tough, we know, but we believe in the legacy of storytelling & entertainment, especially of those crafted by underrepresented voices. In the end, we trust this is worth all of our time & care.

To this end, principal photography MUST begin in September, 2011. Hereby, we affirm that every penny of your hard-earned contributions will directly and positively impact the success and execution of this compelling motion picture, in such areas as:

-- Equipment Rentals & Materials Allocation
-- Locations, Locations, Locations
-- Insurance, Permits & Safety
-- Production Design
-- Key Crew & Cast Completion

-- Food & Fuel
-- Archiving, Marketing & Promotions
-- Legal & Logistical

These are essential & integral components to successful filmmaking, regardless of budget, so your very kind financial consideration today quite literally makes true of dreams.


THANK YOU so much for your time & interest, and we love you for having gotten this far with us!

FIND INFORMATION  |  www.nightdreamblues.com

STAY UPDATED www.facebook.com/nightdreamblues

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408 FILMS presents 'N I G H T D R E A M  B L U E S'
            directed by NADINE TRUONG written by WEST LIANG
  director of photography TAL LAZAR executive producer BRIAN YANG
producer EDDIE MUI co-producer & line producer FRANCES E. CHANG
                           associate producer KEVIN LEUNG
                   producers NADINE TRUONG  WEST LIANG

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