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Project of the Day: ‘September 12th’ Picks Up the Day After 9/11

Project of the Day: 'September 12th' Picks Up the Day After 9/11

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September 12th

Tweetable Logline: September 11th was a day we’ll never forget, but what will we remember?

Elevator Pitch: 
Five years from now, kids across the country will head to college born after 9/11. For them, the most landmark event in our lifetime will be history. I’ve written a 9/11 script from a perspective that can open up a window to the past. It’s the story of five freshmen new to college in September 2001. Far away and cut off from their childhood homes, the come together to experience our national tragedy. They share their pasts, desires, fears, and vulnerability as they ask, “what will tomorrow be like?” as they wait for the sun to rise on September 12th.

Production Team: Ryan Frost: Writer/Director and Orestes Arcuni: Producer

About the film: 
At the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, I was just three weeks into my freshman year of college. It wasn’t until thirteen years later that it hit me. The day the world forever changed, and the illusion of safety I’d been living under my entire life disappeared, was the same day I formed a bond with a circle of friends I’ve kept ever since. “September 12th” shows that out of our national tragedy, lifelong bonds are forged. Those friendships anchor us to who we truly are as we grow and explore new roads and experiences.

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