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Project of the Day: ‘Basic Human Needs’

Project of the Day: 'Basic Human Needs'

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“Basic Human Needs”

Tweetable Logline: Miles and Audrey deal with the struggles of adulthood during the most trying week of their lives.

Elevator Pitch: Basic Human Needs follows Miles and Audrey, recent university graduates whose intelligence and emotional sensitivity can’t make up for their debilitating lack of ambition. Although they claim to have plans of moving away — from Regina to either Toronto, Montreal, or any other city that might intrigue them on a particular day — they do nothing proactive to get there. Instead, they remain fixated on their own fantasies of an ideal grown up life; that is, until adulthood is abruptly thrust upon them over the course of one life-altering week.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Matt Yim
Producers: Mathieu Belanger, Allan Roeher
Executive Producer: Avi Federgreen (Still Mine, One Week)
Cinematographer: Layton Burton

About the Production: Our film was chosen by Indiecan Entertainment for their ‘Indiecan10k Challenge’, an initiative challenging filmmakers across Canada to produce their first feature for under $10,000. Our film represents Saskatchewan and takes place in Regina.

Regina, like our post-adolescent protagonists, wants desperately to be taken seriously. Despite being one of the country’s capital cities, most people only know Regina for its close resemblance to the word ‘vagina’. And I find this hilarious. This has inspired us to make a self-deprecating comedy that explores the relationships a young couple have with themselves, their family, and the city they live in.

Current Status: Fundraising.

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo

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