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Project of the Day: ‘Final Cassette’

Project of the Day: 'Final Cassette'

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Final Cassette

Tweetable Logline: Following the clues of the past cassettes, a bookstore owner needs to find the last tape to finish a story of lost love and friendship

Elevator Pitch: In Final Cassette, a passive bookstore owner, Norman, keeps cassettes left to him by his high school crush, Elena. Norman has been keeping these cassettes for all these years without telling anyone. A lonely boy, Brendon, stumbles upon these dusty cassettes in the depths of the bookstore. Brendon’s loneliness reminds Norman of himself, compelling him to explore his memories of Elena. To find a proper ending for his story, Norman searches to find what happened to her. Somehow, the real life and his magical memories begin to merge together, creating the magical landscape of the film.

Production Team: 

Director- Holmes Deng (Lianghong Deng)
Cinematographer- Thomas Emmet Ashton
Producers- Brandi Asselin, John Tyler Beck, Andrew Wertz, Shea Durant

About the Film: As a filmmaker from China, I have to travel between continents frequently, often saying goodbye to people that I love. It’s something that never gets easier. Sometimes it bothers me that I never had the chance to say goodbye to some people. This project comes from my fascination with memories and a question that I have: What if I could say goodbye to someone that’s gone? The film is about not just saying goodbye to a person, but saying goodbye to a memory and a part of your life, receiving closure, and finding the courage to move on with life.

Current Status: In Production with some scenes shot, but many left.

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