A Special Project of the Day: “Empyrean” from Indiewire’s Sophia Savage

A Special Project of the Day: "Empyrean" from Indiewire's Sophia Savage
Special Project of the Day: "Empyrean" from Indiewire's Sophia Savage

This isn’t your usual daily dose of an indie film in progress, nor is it up for the weekly competition. Today’s project is from Thompson on Hollywood and Indiewire contributor Sophia Savage.  Check out her new, personal film “Empyrean.”


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We hold on to the idea that there is a right way to say goodbye. “Empyrean” is a short film about the grace in letting go.
Elevator Pitch:
We’ve got all the right ingredients to make movie magic — amazing script inspired by a true story, talented people, an amazing location, a series of fortuitous events — all we need is money. It’s “Tree of Life” meets “Away From Her”…in 25 minutes or less.
Production Team:

Writer/Director/Producer:  Sophia Savage
Cinematography: Chayse Irvin
Producer: Randy Ross
Cast: Sophia Savage, Sonny King, Suzanne Ford, Tyler Dawson, Jimmy Heazlewood, Lindsay Lucas-Bartlett, Carolyn Chriss

About the Production:
This script was inspired by the loss of my father. He was a man who embodied “actions speak louder than words.” I am able to accept his death because he lived his life well. He taught me how to love movies and be an idealist. I want to make movies, so I’m making a movie.
Current Status:
Pre-production. We start shooting January 4th.
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