This is my final student film on the Director's track in the Cinema Program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. I am a longtime professional actor and technician, (art dept, lighting, and camera). I am particularly interested in films that illuminate the human condition.
I love films that I can identify with, that are true to life and represent me or people I know, or want to know, and love. I think when we see that we are not alone in our struggles, it gives us the strength to carry on, and then help others, building a supportive community.
I am inspired by the heroism of regular people.
Bringing It All Back Home, is a story about a young family who love each other and baseball very much. Malcolm Healy, a minor league player and Mets fan, along with his wife Jessica, and daughter Shea, are discovering life's disappointments and happiest moments. We share their pain and joy as they find their way through growing pains and change and heal with them.
What We Need & What You Get
Photography, Equipment, and support $2,000
Sound design and original music $1,500
Wardrobe, Props, location expenses $500
Talent stipends/ expenses $500
T-shirts/ ball caps/ catering/ craft services $500
The difference your contribution will make:
This project is valuable to the world in that it recognizes universal truths of loss suffered and the ability to heal. I think it also will appeal to kids, who can identify with the daughter just struggling to grow up as well as having extra challenges put on her plate. Baseball serves as her outlet for her growing pains but also a place for her to excel and make lasting friendships that go beyond the baseball field. I think this serves as a really positive way for kids to relate their own challenges with their goals and dreams and hopefully will inspire them to find their own outlet that leads the way to their dreams coming true.
Director Tammara Melloy has previously successfully teamed up with Kevin McKeever, as the cinematographer (also an alumni of the MCTC Cinema program), in 2010 for the short film, Oh,Wow, which played in several festivals, including Childish Films, at the Minneapolis Public Library, The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and Cinema Revolution's Dance Film Project among others. Here is press for that film from the review blogs on Minnesota playlist and a link to the trailer:
Then we were graced with "Oh Wow!" by Tammara Melloy. This is a story of a young boy who loves to dance and works hard to become a good dancer and eventually gets his dream job of being cast in a professional Broadway dance show. The film was funny, vivacious and celebratory. This film had 10 times the energy than any film in the first program.
Thirdly, Tammara Melloy’s film “Oh, Wow!” brought me great joy. True, pure, real, great joy. The kind that dance can bring.
The Cinematic Tour de Force behind Brining It All Back Home
Director/ Producer Tammara Melloy
Screenplay by Josh Hill and Tammara Melloy
Cinematographers Kevin McKeever, Keenan Prekkar
Editor Tyler Zabel
Other Ways You Can Help
As our indiegogo campaign has ended, you can still make a contribution through our local sponsor IFP MN. Thank you!