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Logline: Two polar-opposite sisters must come together to track down an historic treasure before it falls into the wrong hands.
“The Friendless Five” is a love letter to movies like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “National Treasure,” only with female protagonists and an Instagram-infused visual style. It all begins when excitable history teacher, Quincy Woodward, and her skeptical “math-whiz” sister, Addie, inherit a mysterious cipher from their late grandmother. After reluctantly joining forces to solve it, the two sisters soon find themselves on a perilous mission to track down a treasure of epic proportions. But can they put their differences aside long enough to find it or will it fall into the wrong hands?
Please see our website for full bios:
Melanie Recker, Writer/Producer
Maggie Levin, Director
Auden Bui, Cinematographer
Dave Holton, Producer/1st AD
Braedan Herrera, Co-Producer, Editor
Nicki Katz, Casting Director
About the Film:
As a kid, I idolized Indiana Jones and spent a lot of time wishing I could dig up some exciting history of my own. Three years ago, that wish suddenly came true when I inherited a box of things from my late grandmother. Inside, hundreds of black-and-white photos and newspaper clippings revealed my family’s involvement in one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century – a 1943 murder surrounded by rumors of conspiracy and lost treasure. That very real history now underscores the fictional treasure hunt depicted in “The Friendless Five.”
Current Status: We’re currently in post-production!