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Project of the Day: A Woman Teaches Intimacy to Men Afraid of It

Project of the Day: A Woman Teaches Intimacy to Men Afraid of It

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She’s Lost Control

Tweetable Logline:

She’s Lost Control is about Ronah, teaching men what they fear most: being intimate & making love. Until she meets Johnny & it all unravels.
Elevator Pitch:
SHE’S LOST CONTROL centers on Ronah, fiercely independent and in her 30s, who works as a surrogate partner in NYC. She teaches her patients what they fear most — being intimate. We follow Ronah as she carefully maintains a clear boundary between her professional intimacy and her own feelings. When she starts working with a new patient, Johnny, that line begins to blur and her world unravels. A cross between pop-cultural thriller and art house indie, SHE’S LOST CONTROL takes us into an unfamiliar world and challenges our understanding of professional intimacy and the way we connect to other people.
Production Team:

Writer/Director: Anja Marquardt
Executive Producer: Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart”)
Producer: Mollye Asher (“Faith, Love & Whiskey”)
Casting Director: Allison Twardziak (“My Best Day,” “Black Dog Red Dog”)
Production Design: David Meyer (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “After Earth,” “Political Animals,” “Smash”)
Costume Designer: Andrea Sundt (“Norwegian Ninja,” “I Travel Alone”)
Producer/Composer: Simon Taufique (“Jesus Henry Christ,” “Dog Sweat”)

About the Production:

“I have always been fascinated by individuals who live on the peripheries of society, be it by circumstance or choice. For my first feature film, I decided to write a story about one of those characters. Ronah, the protagonist of SHE’S LOST CONTROL, is extremely intimate with her patients, but very guarded in her own private life. I feel that intimacy is one of the hardest things to learn in life and it is becoming increasingly challenging in our modern, technologically-driven society. Ultimately, SHE’S LOST CONTROL is a story about compassion and reaching out to other human beings.” — Anja Marquardt

Current Status:
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