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‘Never Stop’ Fragments Its Own Experimental Modern Noir Foundations

"A haunting Los Angeles story that will take hold of you the way it’s taken hold of us."

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Never Stop

Logline: Once love stains your bloodstream, not even death can shake you free.

Elevator Pitch:

Unable to cope with the death of his love, Jimmy loses himself in strange sex and blinding opiates. When Anna and Chris show up, things go farther than anyone had planned. A smoky, psychedelic noir inspired by the bizarre worlds and methods of William S. Burroughs.

Production Team:

Nell Teare, Director: “Eve and Steve,” “Sweet Talk,” “Anton in Show Business”

Chad Eschman, Writer/Producer/”Chris”: “The Memory Tax,” “Hellfire”

Kimberly Alexander, Producer/”Anna”: “The Romantics,” “NCIS”

Luke Rampersad, Producer/”Jimmy”: “Mozart in the Jungle”

Julia Swain, Cinematographer: “Killing Animals,” “Women of Light,” “Flesh and Blood”

Matthew Johns, Production Designer: “The Lake Effect”

About the Film:

I was inspired by the strange world of “Naked Lunch,” and the unusual cut-up technique used by William S. Burroughs. The writing began in Chicago pubs, amongst hushed chatter and clinking glasses. Now, I’ve refined the script into a haunting Los Angeles story that will take hold of you the way it’s taken hold of us.

Originally an experiment in adaptation, “Never Stop” is growing into something bigger, and is gathering a team of brilliant young artists. We feel a connection to this story about lost love, and we want to share it with you.

Current Status: We are fundraising for our shoot in October, and have already shot a trailer.

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