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Project of the Day: ‘The Big Spoon’

Project of the Day: 'The Big Spoon'

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

“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

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

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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The Big Zzzzzzz… I'll just watch Girls, thank you

Tom Copeland

Spoon feed me!

Lisa Bagby

The Big Spoon! I want to see!

Suzy Jones

The Big Spoon!


The Big Spoon!

Blake Boyd

Great concept. I would pay to see this movie!


The Big Spoon!

Ana Michel



Great job. !



Lisa Marie Contaldi

It's complicated! I think they hit the nail on the head by shedding light on boy/girl issues that are uncomfortable and often overlooked. Vince Vaughn does it all of the time! Bravo Girls!


The short clip hooked me. I would definitely buy a ticket. Good going ladies!

teresa green

yes anything about relationships and romance.. ofcourse.. a yes for me

Faith Roberts

Wishing these gals great luck!


None of these films have a shred of future success.


YES. I just want women to get out there and make their effing movies.
Go go go go go go go go.


This sounds like 1000 other lame indies made by directors with zero relevant life experience and nothing interesting to say.


This trailer is awesome, looks like a GREAT movie to make. Lets help get women Directors, Writers and Producers some press!


Heck yes, I want to see this movie!

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