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Logline: A pyramid schemer embarks upon his dark night of the soul in lonely Atlantic City. While drunk and morose at a karaoke bar, he meets a charismatic bodybuilder, who he thinks is going to change his life.
“True Blue” centers on Larry, a middle-aged pyramid schemer, who has a dark night of the soul in Atlantic City after a violent altercation with a former business associate. He wanders around casinos, getting drunk and morose, questioning his status in life. That is until, at a karaoke bar, he meets Patrice, a former bodybuilder who Larry thinks might save his life.
Director/Writer/Producer — Chris Osborn
Producer — Breanne Thomas
Producer — Kati Skelton
Cinematographer — Jeff Melanson
Gaffer — Geoff Taylor
Original Music — Tennis
Editor — Daniel Johnson
Post-Production Sound — Jon Fang
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About the Film:
As a filmmaker, I tell stories of people left adrift by the systems that dictate their lives. I explore how impersonal institutions leave their residue on our most intimate situations, how the political becomes personal. “True Blue” is no exception.
It’s a story of two men who almost open up. Their relationship plays out the way many male friendships start: tender but tenuous, rifled with uncertainty and expectation. Ultimately, the film becomes a funny and sad examination of masculinity under capitalism, where men are made to fear true connection with one another, even when they crave it above all else.
Current Status: We’re currently in pre-production and fundraising ahead of our shoot on location in Atlantic City July 7th — 10th.
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