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Project of the Day: A Renowned Night Club's Final Show

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 24, 2013 at 10:43AM

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. "At the Maple Grove" 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.

"At the Maple Grove"

Tweetable Logline:

A night club preps a final show, a director suffers a health scare & creativity bleeds to life in this debut feature by a writer from HEROES


Elevator Pitch:

A story about a renowned night club as it preps for what might be its final show, interwoven with the experience of a young director who suffers a health scare, and how his creativity bleeds into reality when he begins to infuse his life, his relationships and his friends into the film he wants to make.

Inspired by Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz” and Fellini’s “8 ½” with their personal and fantastical takes on the creative process, as well as the John Cassavetes film “The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie” with its stark, night club gangster narrative.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Christopher Zatta
Producers: Lyman Creason, Michel DeAscentiis and Alison Zatta
Cinematographer: Kris Carrillo
Editor: Jonathan Ade
Cast: Matt Micucci, Chip Godwin, Marielle Vigneau-Britt, Don Scribner, Paulette McWilliams, Alison Zatta. Also featuring James Kyson and Seymour Cassel.

About the Production:

"The characters of AT THE MAPLE GROVE are driven by their pursuit of an ideal, whether it's in their work or art, with their family or friendships, or in their love or livelihood. They may be standing on thin ice, but maintaining their dreams and ideals in spite of the consequences and obstacles is all that matters. Regardless of who tells them they’ll fail.

"My drive to make AT THE MAPLE GROVE came from an identical place. To make a film that meant something to me. About characters I cared about. Before it was too late."

–Christopher Zatta


Current Status:

Post-production.

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