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Project of the Day: ‘Election Night’

Project of the Day: 'Election Night'

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.

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“Election Night” 

Tweetable Logline: A comic whirlwind of wild theories & long-held secrets rattle a politician’s family at the end of a campaign for Senate.

Elevator Pitch: A politician’s family marches in the green room on election eve to wait
for the result – will the speech be a celebration or a concession? The
last 350 votes have yet to come in, and the nerves rattle the family
into a comic whirlwind of wild theories, long-held secrets, and a
revelation nobody saw coming.

Production Team:

Tessa Blake (writer/director) Theatrically released documentary FIVE WIVES, THREE SECRETARIES & ME
Ian Williams (writer)
Catherine Dent (producer) Actress in THE SHIELD, Director/Producer for SILK
Grace Santos Feeny (producer)
Jim Jost (director of photography) HAWAII 5-0, Numb3rs

About the Production: Without giving too much away… Wow. It’s really hard to talk about this
without giving too much away. I will say this, when I saw this as a play
in New York, there was an audible gasp. In a good way. And I knew I had
to make this as a film.

It’s funny, suspenseful and smart. But more than that, it has something
to say – about how our own family can still surprise us, and the
maddening tightrope walk of loving people with whom you completely
disagree. Themes that will always motivate me!

Current Status: Fundraising American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Pre-Production. Shoot dates are June 27 – July 2 

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page 

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