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Project of the Day: "The Sisterhood of Night"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 21, 2012 at 10:1AM

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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The Sisterhood of Night

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.

"The Sisterhood of Night"

Tweetable Logline:

Salem Witch Trials in the Facebook age. A teen girl exposes a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night. You decide: who is really guilty?

Elevator Pitch:

Sisterhood is a modern version of the Salem witch trials, adapted from a short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser (Martin Dressler, "Eisenheim the Illusionist"). The heart of the story is about how teens connect with each other through art, friendship, and the power of secrets. We also promise to do what every movie should—entertain you and take you for a ride. Sisterhood is a provocative and inspiring story that builds a network of creativity for teens to share ideas and visions. You can be one of them!

Production Team:

DIRECTOR: Caryn Waechter
Waechter is a main contributor to Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald’s Youtube documentary "Life in a Day."

SCREENWRITER: Marilyn Fu
Marilyn Fu received the William Goldman Screenwriting Fellowship from Columbia University in 2000. In 2007, she was honored with the Tribeca Film Festival's Creative Promise Award in Screenwriting for The Sisterhood of Night.

PRODUCER: Lydia Dean Pilcher (Cine Mosaic)
Other credits include: "You Don’t Know Jack," "Amelia," "The Darjeeling Limited" and "The Namesake"

PRODUCER: Elizabeth Cuthrell & EXEC PRODUCER David Urrutia (Evenstar Films)
Other credits include: "Meek’s Cutoff" and "Jesus’ Son"

About the Production:

The hope is always that a film will find its audience when it hits the theaters, but there's no sure way to tell. Instead of leaving that to chance, we're finding our audience before we even shoot and involving them in the creation of the film through a community-based teen art contest called "Wanna Know a Secret?" (http://www.secretsisterhoodcontest.com/). We're also developing a Sisterhood book app that keeps building on this creative network.

Current Status:

We're raising funds for our upcoming shoot.

For more information and to support this project:

Official Website

Kickstarter

This article is related to: Project of the Day, Filmmaker Toolkit