WHO WE ARE
We are NYU Film School alums whose work has shown at festivals world-wide, including Cannes, SXSW and Telluride, with prizes from IFP New York, The San Francisco Film Societys Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation.
WHAT WERE DOING
Turning our web series, SPARKS, into a feature film.
Sundancechannel.com has syndicated the first season of SPARKS and is releasing it on August 9th!
Check out the series on the Sundance Channel web site:
Or here at our exclusive site for the series:
We are taking what we’ve learned from the series and applying it to the feature
- making a great movie on a tiny budget with a tiny crew - outside of the traditional channels of the film business.
Is based on the web series and is about Sarah Sparks, a woman who just might relate better to machines than to humans. Its called SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS.
Sarah Sparks, technologist, is pregnant and in crisis. Coming to terms with the fact that she may be more interested in newborn tech gear than in an actual baby, she hits the road in search of her own estranged, off-the-grid mother. This comic, coming-of-parenthood road movie investigates how one woman navigates family, dysfunctional relationships and a talking meat thermometer.
Sarah Sparks is happy to find herself pregnant, at least to begin with. However, when boyfriend Leon observes that she is more interested in the ultrasound technology than in whats being ultra-sounded, Sarah sees the torturous truth. A technologist by trade, she fears she relates better to machines than to people. Her sister suggests: maybe its time for Sarah to explore her relationship with her own mother. She ended communication with her mom years ago, whos not reachable anyway, as shes living off-the-grid in a geodesic dome. But when a horrific baby shower and a gang of self-righteous mommies sends Sarah over the edge, she gets in the car, longing for her mom and determined to fix whats broken. She must prove to herself that shes capable of having functional familial relationships and that they actually exist. But at every turn, Sarah finds dysfunction and mis-communication. Her dictatorial toddler niece has rebelled against a malfunctioning toilet training doll, terrorizing the family. Sarahs dad is having an affair with a Brazilian woman twenty years his junior, but hes only met her via dial-up, so the passion is very slow. On the road from L.A. to Vegas to the rural desert, Sarah talks with both strangers and friends about connecting in todays uber-tech world, and considers the type of mom shed like to be. SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS is about discovering that relationships are always imperfect, never fixed quickly, and, like a good gestation, develop over time.
HOW WE WILL USE THE MONEY
Through a mix of grants and personal donations, we have raised enough money for the film’s production, which is happening during the month of July. Now we are seeking additional funds to cover post production costs – editing, sound, color correction – so that we can finish the feature in time to submit it to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.