The world is changing. People make society, society makes laws, laws produce culture, and culture comes back to the People begging for validation and promotion. It's an enjoyable spin of humanity’s wheel to most, but a vicious torment to others. Enter the heroes of our story, four life-long friends and lovers that go away together for the Fourth of July weekend with devastating consequences for their relationships and ultimately their lives.
The clip you are about to watch is "Story and Camera Test 1 out of 5" we shot last year. We like to call it, "Tommy's Going To Ojai."
We are hoping that by the time we put out the 2nd clip we'll have a page up on our website reflecting our current progress with this film.
The Fourth, "Tommys Drive to Ojai" Details:
Canon 7D, Zoom Audio
Song #1: "Where is my Mind" by Maxene Cyrin
Song #2: "Pursuit of Happiness" by Lissie
Back Story: Tommy (Thom Maurer) and Emma (Jamie Lorello) are trapped in a crumbling marriage. Emma has had enough and blows out of town to Ojai with Liv (Virginia Newcomb) for the weekend. Brody (Tentatively the voice of B. Klausman), who is married to Liv calls Tommy to come over and help him with a "Live Web Cast".
Purpose: The purpose of these tests was to help us explore the characters and plot points prior to finishing the script. Since then we have just about finished our last pass of the script and are aiming to shoot this by end of summer, 2012. We hope and pray the stars align because along the exploratory path of creating this film a story organically grew up and, at the risk of sounding like Miss Cleo from the Psychic Friends Network, it touched a deeper, more spiritual core then we ever expected. It feels like it’s taken a life of its own. Or, maybe, just maybe, we are all finally losing our minds.