Suzanne forms an unexpected friendship with her late husband's lover during one sad and special Christmas in suburban Virginia.
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Seasons Greetings! Thanks so much for taking a look at our project.
This winter we're going into production on our new feature film, WHITE REINDEER - a deeply personal and heartfelt comedy about loss with more Christmas spirit than IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. We're very excited about this project and are asking for your support to make it happen. As the economy dwindles, large investments for small movies are getting fewer and farther between. Luckily, with Kickstarter and the miracle of crowd sourcing, we can amalgamate our budget from the kind contributions of people like you.
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
It’s Christmastime in northern Virginia and pretty, unassuming 32-year-old real-estate-agent Suzanne Barrington is doing swell: she just sold a house to a nice polyamorous couple; her weatherman husband Jeff scored a new job in Hawaii; and her favorite holiday is quickly approaching.
One early December evening, she returns home late from a Christmas shopping spree to find Jeff shot dead in their living room – a robbery gone bad. Even worse, a former colleague confesses a secret at the funeral: there was another woman. Her name's Fantasia and she's an "exotic dancer" who's ten years younger than Suzanne.
Lost and depressed, Suzanne finds her way to the Crystal City Lounge to confront the girl in question. In their grief, the two form an awkward but life-changing friendship. Pushing away the ghosts of Christmas present, Suzanne falls into Fantasia’s fast, wreckless world. Dance parties! Substances! Shoplifting! Her erratic flirts with danger push her old acquaintances further and further away. But it's too late, Suzanne is hooked. Or is she?
WHITE REINDEER takes on thirty-as-the-new-twenty and shows a suburban Virginia where sleaze and sadness may float on the surface, but hope and compassion aren’t too far away either.
This is my third film in a row working with my talented friends Daryl Pittman and Melodie Sisk. Our previous two features MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC and VACATION! have played at film festivals across the United States and Europe, including SXSW, Outfest, Edinburgh, Stockholm and more. Daryl will be photographing the film on the gorgeous RED EPIC camera and he, Melodie, myself and new recruit Joseph Pattisall are taking on the producing duties. Joseph has been making music videos in the Washington, DC area for over a decade and we couldn't be more excited to have him on the team.
WHITE REINDEER is our biggest, most ambitious project yet. Our Cast & Crew are graciously deferring their salaries and our camera and lights are all being donated, allowing us to make an accomplished, fully realized product for a fraction of what it should cost. The amount we're asking for here will cover a little over half our production costs and will go directly towards:
- Production Design
Your contributions here will make this movie a reality. We cannot do this without your help.
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