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‘True Blue’ Finds Two Men After a Life-Changing Encounter in Atlantic City

"A funny and sad examination of masculinity under capitalism, where men are made to fear true connection with one another, even when they crave it above all else."

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True Blue

Logline: A pyramid schemer embarks upon his dark night of the soul in lonely Atlantic City. While drunk and morose at a karaoke bar, he meets a charismatic bodybuilder, who he thinks is going to change his life.

Elevator Pitch:
“True Blue” centers on Larry, a middle-aged pyramid schemer, who has a dark night of the soul in Atlantic City after a violent altercation with a former business associate. He wanders around casinos, getting drunk and morose, questioning his status in life. That is until, at a karaoke bar, he meets Patrice, a former bodybuilder who Larry thinks might save his life.

Production Team:

Director/Writer/Producer — Chris Osborn
Producer — Breanne Thomas
Producer — Kati Skelton
Cinematographer — Jeff Melanson
Gaffer — Geoff Taylor
Original Music — Tennis
Editor — Daniel Johnson
Post-Production Sound — Jon Fang

About the Film:

As a filmmaker, I tell stories of people left adrift by the systems that dictate their lives. I explore how impersonal institutions leave their residue on our most intimate situations, how the political becomes personal. “True Blue” is no exception.

It’s a story of two men who almost open up. Their relationship plays out the way many male friendships start: tender but tenuous, rifled with uncertainty and expectation. Ultimately, the film becomes a funny and sad examination of masculinity under capitalism, where men are made to fear true connection with one another, even when they crave it above all else.

Current Status: We’re currently in pre-production and fundraising ahead of our shoot on location in Atlantic City July 7th — 10th.

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