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‘The Planters’ Shows How Make a Comedy Feature With Only a Two-Woman Crew

'The Planters' Shows How Make a Comedy Feature With Only a Two-Woman Crew

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The Planters

Logline: A dark comedy about a reclusive telemarketer who befriends a homeless woman with multiple personalities.

Elevator Pitch: 
Two women, starring in, and making a film with no crew. “The Planters” is a dark comedy about Martha Plant, a virgin who doesn’t like people, but likes to bury stolen treasure in exchange for mystery donations. She calls this “planting.” After a homeless woman in a wedding dress and helmet runs into her on one of her planting excursions, Martha takes her in and they begin a unique friendship over a search for the identity of a perverted plant recipient. Expect to be floored by what can be accomplished by two people with this radical experiment in feature filmmaking.

Production Team:
Directed by, Written by, Produced by, Cinematography by, Sound by, Costumes by, Makeup By: Alexandra Kotcheff & Hannah Leder

Producer: Jacqueline Beiro

About the Film:
The way we are shooting this has never been successfully done before – two women taking on all the on-set production roles (Writing, Directing, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Costumes, Make-up, Props, Coffee, etc). In addition to exploring darker human conditions through comedy, we want to push the boundaries on how narrative feature films can be made. Also, as two young women, we are strongly dedicated to the movement of bringing underrepresented voices to the foreground of the film industry. 

Current Status: We have shot a quarter of the film and are currently fundraising to finish it.

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