Behind the Scenes
It's not always easy to come up with a story that resonates so deeply with a large majority of people while at the same time differ from anything ever seen before. As visual artists we always try to run away from the "generic" but often find ourselves drawn back to the simplicity of it.
The idea for this film came when we got in contact with east-coast writer Eddy Gudakov, and started throwing ideas around. We knew that we wanted to create a story that was relatable to us in a very real way. Something that is happening now, and something that people can identify with today.
In our generation there seems to be a lack of confidence when it comes to choosing a career or even just a life purpose. Now we're no connoisseurs when it comes to these things, but we felt inspired to create a story that will explore this subject of this thing we call 'dreams' and 'ambitions'.
Our short film Tomorrow explores the loss of a dream. Set against the canvas of the early 1990's, we have an older woman named Tommy who is in her 60's and works as a middle school lunch lady. Every passing day is another drop of disappointment into the bucket of misery she lives in. When Tommy was young and in college, she had an opportunity to go on a "study-abroad program" with the chance of becoming a theatre actress. That was her dream. Once, her parents had visited her and she presented the idea to them. Her extremely conservative father didn't even consider it a possibility and with the help of her mother dismissed the idea.
We've called our closest friends, contacts and assembled an incredibly talented team. This blog will serve as a diary for our thoughts and show the progress of this project.
Our Production Designer Benjamin Holtrop created mood boards for the 3 different scenes we will be filming in this short. Shooting in the 50's and 90's was a stylistic choice as well as a challenge to create an emotion of nostalgia throughout the film. This nostalgia being a metaphor for Tommy's longing to take back the lost time and live out the pursuits she was determined to live in her youth.
David Meyers (Dad)
Katie Bennett (Older Tommy)
Behind the Scenes
You're invited to the Premiere!
June 20th, 2015 @ Cinema 21 | Portland, Oregon (Time TBA - follow here for updates)
Admission is Free!