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.
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Tweetable Logline: Florence is a socially removed teenager enraptured in her perception of life and thus misdiagnosed and prescribed psychotropic medication.
Elevator Pitch: “Florence” is a surreal perspective-based take on the overmedication of today’s youth. The film follows Florence on her first day of being prescribed psychotropic medication through her sensory-rich perception of the world. Anything that Florence hears, we hear. Daily societal spaces such as school overwhelm Florence and she is frequently found removing herself as much as possible; becoming invisible as it were. This is the basis for her misdiagnosis. As the day goes on, Florence’s world becomes a mess of sensations and emotions as she struggles to maintain equilibrium.
Caleb b. Kuntz – Director / Writer / Editor
Yamel Thompson – Co-Writer
Kyle Seaquist – Co-Writer
Jim Hickcox – Cinematographer
Rui Silva – Sound Designer
About the film: Florence is a film derived from personal anecdotes throughout my lifetime of family, friends and myself being affected by medication. While I have my personal fear of one day becoming medicated, a large portion of this is taken from growing up with brothers being prescribed medication for ADHD and seeing how it affected them at a young age. The story is auditorially told through Florence’s POV while the visuals change shape in accordance with her mental state from afar; the solace of the woods, the sterility of school. An already hyper-sensitive teenager finds herself pushed to new extremes.
Current Status: Crowdfunding on Indiegogo whilst in post-production.
For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page