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Cardboard Monster Comes to Life in Animated Short ‘Frolic ‘n Mae’

"A wild and free short that will give the entire audience a jolt of their own creative energy."

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Frolic ‘n Mae

Logline: Mae turns some cardboard into a little monster — Frolic — and Frolic turns everything into mayhem.

Elevator Pitch:
Mae is outcast at her cousin’s birthday party. She reacts by creating Frolic, who ends up being far too much for her to handle. So she has to reel him in and together they get a foothold in the battle against boringness. “Frolic ‘N Mae” will be a wild and free short that will give the entire audience a jolt of their own creative energy. Every dollar will help us make the audio and visual world’s a little more unexpected, and in the end, a lot more stunning.

Production Team:

ornana is a small film collective with a growing body of work. Their films have been featured at SxSw each of the last 5 years, and their last 6 projects have been Staff Pick’d by the folks at Vimeo. Since making Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 new faces of indie film in 2012, the group has not stopped working on telling new stories in new ways.

About the Film:
Sometimes you look around at the folks in your living room at a family gathering and you get a little worried. What were we doing at that age? Certainly, we weren’t buried in screens and ducking our heads in a room full of friends. It seems like we were always getting up to something.

“Frolic ‘N Mae” isn’t a film that preaches about that, but we think the finished project will leave folks wanting to spend some quality time playing with their own creative impulses. Let’s see where it can take us!

Current Status: Fundraising and preproduction, getting ready to shoot in mid-July

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