Lost Lagoon is a feature film about Mi-Ran, a long-distance runner born in Korea who moves to Vancouver, Canada under the guise of studying English. Unbeknownst to her family, she is in Vancouver to be closer to North American underground music, easily accessible running paths and her internet friend, Georgia. Before arriving in Vancouver, Georgia shared music and photos with her. Mi-Ran focused in on one song and a photo of Lost Lagoon (in Vancouver’s Stanley Park) and these became her singular vision of Canada. Will her fantasies of the West be fulfilled? And will this new country provide her with the happiness that has eluded her thus far?
The film will be shot in 2:35 anamorphic wide-screen by Ryan Glover and Krista Dzialoszynski and there will be a dreamlike score by Crystal Dorval. It will also feature live performances by some the the best indie bands in Vancouver. Just like Rob’s last film, Everything Louder Than Everything Else, the local underground music will serve as one of the characters.
The style of the film will be further driven home by the approach: the film will use a guided improvisation style. No makeup, no costume designer and no set construction. This film will be made in the bedrooms, clubs and streets of Vancouver, just as they are. The only way to get this story across is to let the accidents happen as it's being filmed. Most of the films we see today make sure no accidents happen but Rob feels that is where beauty and inspiration lives.
Why we need your donations
We have already assembled the actors and the crew for this film. Unfortunately, the Cinematography team is on the other side of the country. We need to fly them here and house them for a month. That is where YOU come in. With even a small donation, you are helping to make this small personal story a reality and you can feel pride in helping our vision get to the screen.