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Project of the Day: An Ill-Fated Trip to a College Reunion in "Looking for the Jackalope"

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire November 8, 2011 at 10:32AM

In "Looking for the Jackalope,' a man takes a comically ill-fated journey to his college reunion. Read on to see if you think this should be Project of the Week.

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"Looking for the Jackalope"

Tweetable Logline:

Sometimes, nostalgia can take you down the wrong road. A man takes a comically ill-fated journey to his college reunion.

Elevator Pitch:

After missing his plane, a has-been New York writer embarks on a harrowing and cathartic hitchhiking trek to his college reunion in an effort to relive the adventure of his past and rekindle an old relationship. After being hit in the head with a beer bottle and mistaken for a highway flasher by a State Trooper, Jordan finally makes it to the reunion. Exhausted and sleep deprived, Jordan attempts to reunite with his old college flame, only to come face to face with his own worst demon, learning a powerful lesson about the living in the past.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Karl Shefelman
Producer: Ted Herod
Casting Director: Anne Teutschel ("Adventureland," "Forgetting the Girl," "Taking Chance")
Assistant Director: Stephanetta Bingley ("Mr. Popper's Penguins," "Sex and the City 2," "The Office")

Current Status:

We are fundraising and have started casting. Tony nominated actress Mary Testa is attached so far.

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Film Website
Production Company Website
Kickstarter Page

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