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Project of the Day: ‘Fort Tilden’

Project of the Day: 'Fort Tilden'

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“Fort Tilden”

Tweetable Logline: A comedy about Allie and Harper whose journey to the beach is needlessly complicated (premiering at 2014 SXSW Film Festival).

Elevator Pitch: Fort Tilden: the seaside nirvana for Brooklyn’s hip millennial set. Amidst quarter-life crises, Allie struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.

Production Team:

Writer/Directors- Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers
Producers- Mollye Asher and Geoff Mansfield
Director of Photography- Brian Lannin
Starring- Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Neil Casey, Alysia Reiner, Griffin Newman, Jeffrey Scaperotta

About the Production: The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers – and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper – “Fort Tilden” is a hilariously insightful and recognizable look at the consequences of extended adolescence. The idea was conceived at the end of May, written in June and July, and produced in August. A nine month process from conception to festival, Fort Tilden is a much more enjoyable experience than pregnancy.

Current Status: Post production, and festival expenses. 

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page. 

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