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Project of the Day: A Lesbian Teen Arsonist Goes Undercover

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 28, 2012 at 6:35PM

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. "Lost Pines" Tweetable Logline:
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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.

"Lost Pines"

Tweetable Logline:

After the Texas wildfires, a lesbian teen arsonist works undercover to catch a drug dealer with ties to her ex-best friend.


Elevator Pitch:

Lost Pines is a film about exploring a teenage lesbian relationship. Whether Stef and Faith are best friends or lovers at the beginning of the film is an open question, both for the audience and for the characters themselves. Often, at 17 years old, those boundaries are fluid and confusing. Nonetheless, Stef loves Faith, and she'd do anything to keep her safe. That relationship, no matter what its label, is the primary focus of the film.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Britta Lundin
Producers: Sarah Kolb, Evan Yarbrough, Yash Mithani, Olivia Smith
Director of Photography: Patrick Smith
Composer: Tomo Nakayama

About the Production:

"I wanted to make a detective thriller about someone I could relate to. Stef in Lost Pines combines elements from the films I love with the emotional depth of characters I feel like I know. She's tough, but vulnerable. She's a female detective, so she has a lot to prove, while being a teenager.

"Stef's also a lesbian. As a lesbian myself, I'm tired of watching gay movies that are about being gay. I wanted to set out to make a film with a gay protagonist where her queerness was incidental to the plot, not the main source of conflict." -- Britta Lundin

Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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