About this project
Pretty Face and Green My Eyes shines the light on the longing for youth, the ways we hold on, and the wonder that comes when rediscovering feelings that we thought were gone forever.
The script was a finalist for the 2011 IFP Spotlight award. Although we didn't win the top prize, which would have covered much of the costs of shooting this film, we are even more determined now to make it anyway; on a shoestring budget, with the help of unpaid Seattle crew that believe in the project.
Although we are eternally grateful to those who are lending their skills to the project for free; we still need YOUR help to cover things we can't beg, borrow, or steal. We need to pay for Insurance, Art Department costs, location costs, and of course we need to feed our fine crew. With every cent you give, you affirm the possibility that we can still make important art without the help of corporations, conglomerates, and trust funds. All we need is each other.
What follows is the synopsis for "Pretty Face and Green my Eyes":
Pretty Face and Green My Eyes tells the story of Jim, a novelist. After struggling for years Jim has finally broken through with his latest Novel, being nominated for a Pulitzer. While he doesn't normally do book readings, he agrees to do one at a small bookstore owned by an old friend, Maggie. Jim's novel tells the story of his teenage years, growing up in the early nineties during the Seattle music explosion. The chapter he reads at the bookstore, with Maggie listening on, is about the night Jim and Maggie met, as teenagers at a local rock show. We follow them through their night as they explore the city, and discover an intense attraction to one another that only happens once; with a first love.
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