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July 18, 2013 10:00 AM
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Project of the Day: Two Teenage Boys Break Curfew in 'Ethan and Eli'

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"Ethan and Eli"

Tweetable Logline:

Two teenage boys break curfew the night before one of them deploys to Afghanistan. A Slamdance Screenplay Competition award winning short


Elevator Pitch:

Ethan and Eli is a short film about two teenage boys breaking their small town's curfew for minors the night before one of them deploys to Afghanistan. It's a semi-biographical snapshot of a brief moment in a long friendship. It's about war and kids who are too young to know what they really believe, but just old enough to make decisions that affect the rest of their lives.

The script won second place in the short category in last year’s Slamdance Screenplay Competition!

Production Team:

Writer / Director: Katrina Albright
Producer: Ben Dwork
Cinematographer: Jon Silva (DP of Danny Madden's "Euphonia")

About the Production:

"This film is incredibly close to my heart. It’s based on a true story that happened to my brother in our small Georgia hometown with a midnight curfew for minors. Since Eli’s character has enlisted and gone through basic training at 17, he is old enough to go to war but too young to be out past midnight in his own town. I hope to tell a personal and honest story of growing up in suburbia, and that teenage sense of not knowing much about the world but suddenly being called to declare your position in it." -- Katrina Albright

Current Status:

Pre-production.

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4 Comments

  • Hans | July 18, 2013 5:50 PMReply

    So many stories in film today have been rehashed and redone a hundred ways. It's refreshing to see one set in reality that is original, from a close observer's eye, and hasn't been told before. We need to support new voices to offset the status quo. A project well worth supporting.

  • Hans | July 18, 2013 5:50 PMReply

    So many stories in film today have been rehashed and redone a hundred ways. It's refreshing to see one set in reality that is original, from a close observer's eye, and hasn't been told before. We need to support new voices to offset the status quo. A project well worth supporting.

  • Terry Owens | July 18, 2013 12:25 PMReply

    A nuanced look at teens, suburbia, friendship, and war. Yes please--and make it feature length!

  • Kate Landishaw | July 18, 2013 11:24 AMReply

    This looks like a very exciting project, to say the least! I like the concept of exploring the minds of close friends who are about to be separated, one going to an insanely dangerous place, the other remaining in a sheltering place, and how that will be expressed visually. Dramatic tension around a meaningful subject, set in a beautiful place. Hmmm. I'm looking forward to seeing this one!!!