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Project of the Day: 'Jake and Janie'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 15, 2012 at 9:30AM

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.
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"Jake and Janie"

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.

Jake and Janie

Tweetable Logline:

Jake & Janie is about a couple who fights to keep marriage together after health and gambling issues almost tear them apart.
 

Elevator Pitch:

Remember that saying, "Life is stranger than fiction"? That is definitely true of my family, and especially my parents. Jake & Janie is a documentary about my folks who have been together for 40+ Years.They have struggled through health, money and gambling addiction/problems. They have moved to a new city and now have a second chance at life in the most ironic of places - Las Vegas. This is their story.
 

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Stacy Jill Calvert

About the Production:

"My parents are part of the Baby Boomer generation and practically had it all - good kids, nice house in the suburbs, etc. That was until they almost lost everything to gambling and health problems. Now, they have been given another chance to start over. Ironically, it's in Las Vegas, a place that caused our family a lot of heartache over the years. While their story is crazy & quite unreal, I feel that it is one that many people in this day and age may be able to relate to." -Stacy Jill Calvert

Current Status:

Initial filming commenced in Oct. 2011, we are now entering the second phase of filming and are fundraising for production costs.
 

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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