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Two former Olympians try to escape their collapsing lives at a remote lake house, only to find the past has come back to haunt them. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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Two former Olympians try to escape their collapsing lives at a remote lake house, only to find the past has come back to haunt them.

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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Summary:

Michael and Kristen need a change, their lives are miserable.  They break away to a remote lake side cabin, a place were comfort and perspective seem attainable. The distance between the two has left a void since their failed athletic careers, but they begin to discover a new connection growing in its place, with a new path on the horizon. As days pass, a haunting presence is felt. Soon, a figure from Kristen's past invades their seclusion in a desperate attempt to bring her back to the life she left behind. The meeting twists into a nightmarish event, leaving Michael and Kristen with a decision to retreat back to the life they once knew or forge deeper together into the unknown.

Estimated Run Time: 20min

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The goal of this film is to present a highly cinematic experience within the short format. Through unique character development and a growing circumstantial intensity, the acute visual style will bring to life a complex journey for our two protagonists.

The lake house location is key to the story and the overall visual aesthetic, after a lot of searching I think we found the perfect place.  Check out the link for some photos: http://oceansedgehouse.com/

The sound design and musical score will play an integral part in a presenting an experience that completely immerses the viewer, one of dense atmosphere and mystery.

Our Cast and Crew are award winning, exceptionally talented individuals. Past collaborations have been screened at Sundance, SXSW, Sao Paolo Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, and many more; as well as millions of online views. I believe we are fully capable of pulling off a production of this magnitude and telling this story with a unique voice.

Starring:

Michael Tisdale, Kristen Bush and K. Todd Freeman

Crew Members:

Written and Directed by: Ryan Dickie

Produced by: Richard Peete and Tyler Byrne

Executive Producer: Phil Pinto

in association with 1000% and Neighborhood Watch

Cinematographer: Kevin Phillips

Editor: Jef Taylor

Production Design: Antonio Santos

Art Director: Mike Anderson

Set Decoration: Evan Schafer

Production Supervisor: Abby Horton

Production and Post Sound Design: Colin Alexander

Gaffer: Rommel Genciana

Best Boy Electric: Dave Gettens

Assistant Cameramen: Kris Rey-Talley and Sam Wootton

Key Grip: Josh Koenig 

Musical Contribution: David Young, Igor Lumpert, Roberto Lange and Colin Alexander

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The resources needed to execute a production of this quality and depth are unattainable without the aid of your donations.  I'm supplementing a significant portion of the budget myself, but to meet our production and post-production deadlines, we need your help.

The film will be primarily shot in Ellsworth, ME with an additional location in Manhattan, NY.  Principal photography is expected to take 6 days.

Your generous contributions will be used fund the entire project, expenses will include:

Equipment Rental, Props Fabrication, Lodging and Travel Expense, Post-Production.

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This is my most ambitious and personal film yet, one I deeply care for. If you believe in this project, please donate whatever you see fit and please tell a friend!

WINNERS never quit, quitters never WIN!

THANK YOU!

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Ryan

Risks and challenges

There will be many challenges associated with completing this film, both logistical and psychological, but I believe that patience and dedication are the two most valuable tools available. Its been a very long road to get the project where it stands now, but with the help of some extremely talented people we have the collective experience to provide solutions to the toughest problems.

Most of all, because this is what we love to do, there is a strength to endure the hard times and truly cherish the good, the process will be unforgettable. I can't wait to share this journey we're about to embark on, it feels wholly unique.

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