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Project of the Day: Two Young Women Documentarians Befriend an Alleged Con-Artist

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 25, 2013 at 10:16AM

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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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.

"U R Not Alone"

Tweetable Logline:

the true story about the unlikely friendship that develops between two young women and an alleged con-artist

Elevator Pitch:
 

Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Joe’s trinket shop symbolizes a fusion of two worlds: where antiquated American-Italian ideals meet young liberal minds.

U R Not Alone depicts the evolution of an unlikely friendship between this controversial man and two young women and continues with their dilemma once he is arrested. As they delve deeper into investigating Joe’s crimes and past, they bring audiences on their moral roller coaster ride - questioning the intrinsic societal predicaments he stands for. 

Production Team:

 

Ashley Benzwie - Co-Producer/director
Arielle Tayar - Co-Producer/director

About the Production:
 
"Joe, the main character is entirely what motivated this film. After stumbling upon him in our Brooklyn neighborhood we knew we needed to make this movie and tell his story. It was only after beginning production that we realized the most honest way of portraying him was to acknowledge our presence in the space as young female filmmakers. Once we became characters in the film we allowed ourselves to become invested in Joe's livelihood and our friendship grew. His incarceration shifted production in a new direction, and we were forced to re-examine the line between documentarian and subject." -- Arielle Tayar

Current Status:

 
Post-production.
 

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Film Website


 

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