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Project of the Day: ‘The Big Spoon’

Project of the Day: 'The Big Spoon'

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“The Big Spoon”

Tweetable Logline: An Unromantic Comedy about the Perils of Staying Together when You Should Really be Apart.

Elevator Pitch: Have you ever been in a relationship where you’re comfortable, and
nothing’s WRONG, per se, but you wake up one day and think, “what the
fuck am I doing with this person who I know I don’t want to be with
forever?” but then drag ass getting out of it because, maybe it’s better
than being alone after all? The Big Spoon is a modern (un)romantic
comedy about that; think classic Woody Allen sensibilities mixed with
Broad City-esque shenanigans and you’ve got our movie.

Production Team:

Stars: Agustin Silva, Alex Karpovsky (“Girls”) 

Carlyn Hudson (Director/co-writer)
Carlyn came to directing by way of acting at NYU, Tisch School of the
Arts, and finished her undergraduate film degree at UT Austin. Since
then she’s directed short films that have premiered at SXSW, Austin Film
Festival, LA Comedy Shorts, and more. She was a segment director of the
feature SLACKER: 20 YEARS LATER, co- produced Andrew Bujalski’s
COMPUTER CHESS (Sundance2013) and field produced the Linklater-directed
UP TO SPEED for Hulu. THE BIG SPOON marks her debut as a feature film
director.

Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbel; Tangerine Entertainment (Producers)
Amy and Anne founded Tangerine Entertainment in January 2013 as a
groundbreaking production company and community builder for films by
women directors.

Melissa Dalley (Producer)
Melissa is an Assistant Director, Production Manager and Producer in
the Austin indie film scene. After graduating from NYU she worked as an
artist before moving to Austin in 2005. She has been the 1st Assistant
Director on several feature films including the Sundance 2013 selection
HOUSTON. Recently Melissa produced the improv thriller LOVES HER GUN,
which won the Special Jury Prize “Louis Black/Lonestar Award,” at SXSW
2013.

About the Production: When I went to acting school I was consistently cast as someone’s wife, a
prostitute, a girlfriend if I was lucky; I came to realize that those
were the parts available for women. Since transitioning to behind the
camera my main goal has been to create better roles for women. This film
is about two very complicated and funny ladies just trying to figure
their shit out. It’s relatable, it’s relevant, and hopefully one little
step closer to bridging the gender gap in film and television.

Current Status: We’ve been in development with Tangerine since August ’13, have some
funds raised and are raising more via Kickstarter before starting
production this year.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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