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Screenwriting and Superhero Crimefighting Come From the Same Place in ‘All Earthly Constraints’

Screenwriting and Superhero Crimefighting Come From the Same Place in 'All Earthly Constraints'

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All Earthly Constraints

Logline: A struggling screenwriter named Emily relates to the protagonist of her latest screenplay so much so that when the character becomes a superheroine, Emily finds herself fighting for the fate of the world.

Elevator Pitch: 
If Charlie Kaufman made a superhero movie, it would be “All Earthly Constraints.” It’s about a struggling screenwriter named Emily, but it’s also about Emma, the main character in Emily’s screenplay. And Emma is also secretly Emmageddon — a superheroine who brings pain upon her enemies with all the razor-sharp wit and impeccable manners of a Jane Austen heroine. As Emily battles for control of her voice and her art, the forces Emmageddon has been fighting prepare to unleash their master plan, which involves an asteroid hurtling toward the Earth.

Production Team:
Director, Writer, and Executive Producer: Ryan M. Moore
Producer: Bryan Murphy
Director of Photography: John Frost
Co-Producer: Jason Bowers
Line Producer: Kimberly Scott
Editor: Adam Huebner

About the Film:
When you’re starting out as a writer, trying to find your voice, a lot of the time you’ll meet people who think you should write something else, something closer to what they understand or what they think is marketable. Developing your own voice takes courage. We wanted to make a film about a writer discovering her voice, fighting for the right to figure it out, marketability and likability be damned. It was important for us that her goal wasn’t to tell any one story, but to simply be able to take control of her voice.

Current Status: Post-production.

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