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Logline: When Dean, a 40-year-old graphic designer, unexpectedly hears from Alex, the ex he hasn’t seen in 15 years, the two meet for a weekend at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree.
Everybody has the one person from their past, that one love that got away, that broke your heart. What if that person suddenly reappears? That is the heart of the story of "Lazy Eye." Dean, a 40-year-old graphic designer in Los Angeles, is lonely, frustrated in his work and his life, when Alex, an ex he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years, contacts him out of the blue. When they meet for a weekend at a house in the desert, secrets are revealed, truths told, and old wounds reopened in hopes of burying the past and starting anew.
Director/Writer: Tim Kirkman ("Dear Jesse," "Loggerheads")
Producers: Todd Shotz ("Ghost Team One"), Tim Kirkman
Executive Producers: John Ainsworth, Gill Holland, Howard Rosenman, Leesa Wagner
Cinematographer: Gabe Mayhan ("Greater")
Editor: Caitlin Dixon ("Loggerheads," "FLOW: For Love of Water")
About the Film:
Around the time I turned 40, I experienced a sudden change in my vision. I was born with amblyopia (known as a “lazy eye”), so eye problems were nothing new. But this change was dramatic and it triggered an accompanying unexpected emotional upheaval. I experienced a profound need to assess my life and examine all of the things I had—and hadn’t—accomplished. When an ex reached out to me one day via social media, the floodgates opened and I realized there were things in my life that were not resolved. It was a bad time, but it became a great story.
Current Status: Currently in post-production, looking for donations to our fiscal sponsor, More Than Friends Film Funding, a nonprofit supporting LGBT and women filmmakers and their projects.
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