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Project of the Day: ‘ROULER, SONNER’ Follows a Young Man on a Mission

Project of the Day: 'ROULER, SONNER' Follows a Young Man on a Mission

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Tweetable Longline: A young man recalls an oddly fateful day delivering a tiny box on a mission from a stranger, ecstatic if a bit disoriented.

Elevator Pitch: The story begins in a New Orleans park and ends on a mission to the swampy understomach of greater Louisiana. Along the way, we discuss impermanence with a local hypnotist, meet a francophone Vietnamese man with an uncommon trust in fate, and find ourselves on a children’s bike off the interstate.

The film is a tribute to an ecstatic but slightly disoriented moment in a young man’s life, and is fully inspired by the fantastical and radiant Crescent City.

In French “ROULER, SONNER” means “to roll” and “to ring” – we can’t wait to keep doing both with your help.

Production Team:

Harry Bartle, Director
Justin Zweifach, Director of Photography
Hannah Swenson, Producer
Thomas Waltcher, Producer
Chachi Hauser, Associate Producer

About the Film:

This is a film born of a incessant quotidian intrigue, an utterly improbable and enveloping city, and will be a production of the heart. I’m very happy to invite you to join us as we take ROULER, SONNER to the screen and make this document of a certain, some might say “lifestyle”, unique to the city of New Orleans. Thank you so very much, and long live community filmmaking.

Current Status:We are currently fundraising on Kickstarter. We need to raise money for insurance, camera rentals, an aviary expert, and a swamp worthy sea vessel.

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