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It’s the Battle of the Brine in ‘The 9th Annual Brooklyn Pickle Bowl’

It's the Battle of the Brine in 'The 9th Annual Brooklyn Pickle Bowl'

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The 9th Annual Brooklyn Pickle Bowl

Logline: Liz, the naive president of a Brooklyn pickling competition, aims to create a day of culinary fun for a gaggle of rowdy hipsters who, she learns, will go to great lengths to be crowned the best pickler around.

Elevator Pitch: 
Liz is a little obsessed with pickling, especially since she lives in a town like Brooklyn that prides itself in the production of artisanal foods.

Picklers are like artists. Sometimes they’re spacey. They need someone responsible like Liz to run their annual culinary competition. In return, Liz gets to compete among local pickling legends. They just wants the trophy and a ticket to Pickle-Con in their all-time favorite city Des Moines, Iowa.

Like any other competition, in the heat of the moment, our judgments become skewed. What lengths would you go to to win The 9th Annual Brooklyn Pickle Bowl?

Production Team:
Director: Stuart Ruston
Writers: Brad Johnson & Stuart Ruston
Production Designer: Paige Peterson
Producer: Brady Kirchberg
DP: Chris Raymond
1st AD: Stephanie St. Hilaire
Costume Designer: Teresa Beach
Executive Producers: Debbie Ruston & Cheryl Fluegge

About the Film:
Our goal was to step away from the traditional, downbeat, overly sentimental short film to provide a comedic ensemble piece focusing on authentic, quirky characters in an original world.

We’re confident that we’ve written an honest story about friendship, belonging and the responsibility we have to create accepting communities, as well as the problems that result when we’re unfair to each other.

Our aim was to film something full of heart and peppered with comedy, designed so that that anyone could easily understand and enjoy.

Current Status: Phase 2 of Production, Post Production

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