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Sci-Fi Short ‘Re/Collection’ Shows a Love Tested By Memory and Technology

"For this project, we wanted to create a grounded, near-future sci-fi film with an arresting, dream-like sequence you will never forget."

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Logline: In the near future, where technology has made memory a commodity, a desperate husband seeks out a risky procedure to save the love of his life.

Elevator Pitch:

Memories shape our identities. We are what we remember.

But what happens when our experiences and our memories become our currency?

“Re/Collection” is a story that imagines a world where technology has turned human memory into a commodity.

It follows the fallout of this tech on one ordinary couple, and asks the question: What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?

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The script was awarded the One Potato Short Screenplay Grant at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival. The short film will premiere this coming March at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival.

Production Team:

Deborah Correa (Director) graduated from Emerson College with a B.F.A. in Writing and Film, where she produced a short documentary about the displacement from Colombia’s cocaine wars, This Little Old Town, which premiered on PBS’ Frontline/World. Deborah is currently working on Peter Berg’s documentary series “Live to Tell.” The series will air on the History Channel in November 2016.

Eva Konstantopoulos (Writer/Director) is a screenwriter and author from New York. Her novella, Hush, was recently adapted for the screen by Sigma Films (“Under the Skin,” “Starred Up,” “Citadel”) and Thruline Entertainment. She has developed projects with Lost Rhino Films and Midnight Sun Pictures, and her feature screenplay, “The Virgin of Poughkeepsie,” was awarded Best Screenplay at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival.

Evan Jake Cohen (Cinematographer) is a New York City-based director of photography working in film, fashion, and commercials. Recent highlights include “Epilogue” from writer-director Dylan Allen, which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival, was a Vimeo Staff Pick, and Short of the Week; his role as 2nd unit DP and ‘B’ camera operator working with DP Brett Pawlak for “The Wannabe” from writer-director Nick Sandow, which also premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival; and his work as DP for Mazda’s spot “Braeden’s Story” with Minnie Driver, named #3 on Ad Age’s list of the most effective holiday ads of 2014.

Producer: Bryan Murphy

Advisors: Lauren Selig, Jason Michael Berman, Laura Mehlhaff, Christian Lybrook

About the Film:

We are intrigued by stories about love and sacrifice. For this project, we wanted to create a grounded, near-future sci-fi film with an arresting, dream-like sequence you will never forget.

Opportunities for women filmmakers in the industry can be scarce. So, we are creating our own opportunity by independently producing this story.

We are proud to be working with a female majority crew on “Re/Collection.” One of the goals in making this film is to celebrate the power of women in the genre film space. With this project, there will be women in front of and behind the camera.

Current Status: The script won a grant from the Sun Valley Film Festival. We are raising funds on Kickstarter to cover the rest of the production costs.

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