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‘I Hope You Live Forever’ Embodies a Feeling of Anxiety

'I Hope You Live Forever' Embodies a Feeling of Anxiety

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I Hope You Live Forever

Tweetable Logline: A maladapted office worker is tested by a series of increasingly isolating occurrences after he can’t complete an impossible task at work.

Elevator Pitch: In a hazy, Kafkaesque agricultural town a man named M is tested by a series of increasingly bizarre misfortunes after he fails to complete an impossible task at his job. These are including but not limited to: A newly born sinkhole that some are associating with rapture, the resulting electrocution of an influential psychiatrist, an aggressive four foot tall replacement psychiatrist that is the probable forerunner of a crime syndicate, the acquiring of a decorative cactus that seems to attract peril, and last, a new girlfriend who believes M is blind and who may or may not be a demon.

Production Team:
Matt Rosenbaum – Writer/Director 
Christian Hall – Producer 
Christina Campagnola – Producer 
Conor Murphy – Director of Photography 
Shannon Strong – Casting Director and Assistant Director

About the Film: “I Hope You Live Forever” started as a feature script that is now being adapted into short form for my thesis film at NYU. It’s close to my heart because it embodies a feeling and anxiety that I find myself being overwhelmed by all the time. This is that the world can be a truly strange place despite our preferences for simplicity and structure. M’s a character that just wants to live a convenient and uncomplicated existence but he gets the exact opposite of this. I think that’s something everybody that watches this film can relate to.

Current Status: Currently, “I Hope You Live Forever” is in pre-production and fundraising stages.

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