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‘The Friendless Five’ Features a Quintet of Modern-Day History Sleuths

'The Friendless Five' Features a Quintet of Modern-Day History Sleuths

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The Friendless Five

Logline: Two polar-opposite sisters must come together to track down an historic treasure before it falls into the wrong hands.

Elevator Pitch: 
“The Friendless Five” is a love letter to movies like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “National Treasure,” only with female protagonists and an Instagram-infused visual style. It all begins when excitable history teacher, Quincy Woodward, and her skeptical “math-whiz” sister, Addie, inherit a mysterious cipher from their late grandmother. After reluctantly joining forces to solve it, the two sisters soon find themselves on a perilous mission to track down a treasure of epic proportions. But can they put their differences aside long enough to find it or will it fall into the wrong hands?

Production Team:
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Melanie Recker, Writer/Producer 

Maggie Levin, Director

Auden Bui, Cinematographer

Dave Holton, Producer/1st AD

Braedan Herrera, Co-Producer, Editor

Nicki Katz, Casting Director

About the Film:
As a kid, I idolized Indiana Jones and spent a lot of time wishing I could dig up some exciting history of my own. Three years ago, that wish suddenly came true when I inherited a box of things from my late grandmother. Inside, hundreds of black-and-white photos and newspaper clippings revealed my family’s involvement in one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century – a 1943 murder surrounded by rumors of conspiracy and lost treasure. That very real history now underscores the fictional treasure hunt depicted in “The Friendless Five.”

Current Status: We’re currently in post-production!

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