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iW's Project of the Day: Wife and Mistress Meet One Christmas in "White Reindeer"

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 8, 2011 at 2:33AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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iW's Project of the Day: Wife and Mistress Meet One Christmas in "White Reindeer"
An image from Zach Clark's "White Reindeer."

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


"White Reindeer"

Tweetable Logline:

Suzanne forms an unexpected friendship with her late husband's lover during one sad and special Christmas in suburban Virginia.

Elevator Pitch:

It's Christmastime in Northern Virginia and pretty, unassuming real estate agent Suzanne returns home late from a Christmas spree to find her husband murdered – a robbery gone bad. Even worse, a former colleague confesses a secret at the funeral: there was another woman. Her name's Fantasia and she's a stripper who's ten years younger than Suzanne. Lost and depressed, Suzanne finds her way to the strip club to confront the girl. In their grief, however, the two form an awkward but life-changing friendship.

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Editor: Zach Clark ("Modern Love is Automatic," "Vacation!")
Producers - Zach Clark, Daryl Pittman, Melodie Sisk ("Modern Love is Automatic," "Vacation!"), Joseph Pattisall
Cinematographer - Daryl Pittman ("Modern Love is Automatic," "Vacation!")

About the Production:

"I love everything about Christmas. And Christmas is everything. It is happiness, sadness, laughter, tears, hope and disappointment. 'White Reindeer' isn’t just a movie about Christmas, it is Christmas - a time where we can set our aside our differences and come closer to understanding each other. And so we have Suzanne and Fantasia, who have both lost someone that means something to them - the same person. And they should hate each other, but they don’t. And they shouldn’t become friends, but they do. Would this happen any other time of the year?" -- Zach Clark

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