By Indiewire | Indiewire September 19, 2013 at 12:0PM
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"Pepper and the Salt Sea"
When Hurricane Sandy flooded Pepper's Brooklyn apartment, it washed away her cameras, all her photographs, and her love for the ocean.
A year later, she can't bring herself to take a single photograph. Until one night, when a mysterious young woman appears on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn - soaking wet and seemingly helpless. Pepper takes the young woman in, hoping to help her.But she soon realizes that there are supernatural forces at work -- Selene is a mermaid, and she has come to show Pepper the true nature of the sea.
Don Downie - Director
Kyle I. Kelley - Cinematographer
Min Soo Elle Kim - Producer
Stacie Capone - Producer / Actress
About the Production:
What would it be like for someone who lost everything in the storm to be able to confront the sea -- in the form of a mermaid?
Pepper and the Salt Sea is a fictional approach to a very real story: there are many people who are still putting their lives back together a year after Superstorm Sandy.
We are currently fundraising, and in pre-production. The film shoots from Oct. 4-7.
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