If you seek a healthy relationship, then you have to overcome your intimacy and your past to achieve it.
The film is divided into five interconnected episodes. Patrick is a photojournalist for a magazine in New York. He is back to the city after a reporting to the U.S. Troops stationed in Afghanistan. The story takes place in a few weeks. The events and the coincidences will bring Patrick around New York. The background is composed by the city itself and its five boroughs that will give life to the five episodes. Patrick meets an intern, a stripper, his sister, a model, with whom he has a turbulent relationship, and a nurse, with whom he will probably get engaged.
STATEN ISLAND. Patrick returns to the city, and the director of the newspaper order him to teach the craft to Annabella, a young Italian-American apprentice photographer from Staten Island. Patrick must teach her the job in view of a stable insertion into the editorial office. Patrick teaches the craft to Annabella and Annabella will introduce Patrick to the Italian American culture in Staten Island. Between the two will born at once a beautiful friendship. The two guys discover that they also have several friends in common. At a rooftop party, Patrick is invited by one of these to another party stag in the Bronx.
THE BRONX. The group of friends is entertained throughout the night by the dancers and Patrick knows among these a very young girl named Kimberly. It's almost morning and the club is closing; the friends of Patrick leave. Patrick is about to leave, but meets Kimberley who asks him for a ride, Patrick agrees. Kimberly invites him to go to her home and he discovers that Kimberly, despite her young age, is the mother of a newborn. Kimberly confides Patrick that the baby's father was a soldier killed in action in Afghanistan and that she works at the nightclub in order to get money to keep the baby. However, Kimberly takes a liking to Patrick and she invites him to the nightclub for the next week. Patrick accepts the invitation and goes back to the nightclub.
QUEENS. At the nightclub he discovers that Susan, his sister, is a nightclub dancer. Patrick gets furious and drags her away from the nightclub to their father's place in Queens.
Susan has a bad relationship with her father, James. Susan is a rebel, and explains that she decided to make nightclub dancer as job to spite her father, considered by her moralist and conservative. Despite the bravado, James and Patrick convince her to go home and look for another job. Patrick is back to his house, but his car has a fault and stops. He decides to go by subway.
BROOKLYN. Upon exiting the subway a sports car at full speed passes in front of Patrick. Patrick found the car under his house and while he is looking for the keys of the house in his pockets, a young rich man and cocaine addict named Charlie asks if he can take a look at the car as it is to buzz the girls who live in the building on the opposite side of the street. Three beautiful models come out from the front door while Patrick enter in his apartment, but he looks intrigued the whole scene from the window. Charlie's car is a two seat one and therefore he barely manages to pick up two girls. One of them is left alone, then Patrick comes down to see if she needs help. The girl, Misty, in the throes of a fit erotic drags Patrick into his house and the two have sex. Patrick and Misty begin a relationship based on sex. They never go out, they don't make social life. They meet each other in her apartment in Brooklyn, but Patrick begins to desire a relationship with something more than sex. Misty does not agree, in fact the two are arguing over the road and have an accident where Patrick hits his head and becomes unconscious. Misty runs away.
MANHATTAN. Patrick wakes up in a hospital in Manhattan, he is still semi-unconscious. He wakes up looking at the young and beautiful nurse who takes care of him. He falls in love immediately. Patrick wants to know her, but he does not have the nerve to ask her name. Some time later, Patrick is discharged from the hospital and begins, thanks to his work, to try to find out what’s the name of the nurse but everything seems to be useless. One afternoon in a bar in the Upper West Side they meet again just by chance. She remembers him and they begin to take a walk; they arrive in Central Park and Patrick asks her what's her name. The girl replies that her name is Maria and Patrick smiles.
To show how is intimacy into the five New York’s boroughs.
Alfonso Perugini (born 6 th December 1988) is an Italian actor and film director. Alfonso Perugini was born in Atripalda, Italy, and grew up in Pontinia. He earned a BFA in Cinema Studies at University of Rome Tor Vergata and a Master Degree in Information and Publishing Systems at the same University. During his studies in Rome he also became journalist. Perugini is dedicated to filmmaking from an early age, first with documentaries and experimental films, and then with shorts and features. His films are both comedic and dramatic. He participated with his films at various Italian film festivals and international ones too. Since 2013 he lives in New York, where he perfected the technique of filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.
Daniel Cati (born 1 st June 1986) is an Italian film producer and film director. Cati was born in Manila, Philippines, but he grew up in Bologna, Italy. He studied for a year of HS in Cincinnati,OH. Then, he earned a BFA in Cinema Studies at University of Bologna., the most prestigious in Europe for these kind of studies. After his graduation he studied at New York Film Academy in Florence, Italy and then to the main Nyfa location in New York City, where he earned a Filmmaking Consevatory diploma.
What We Need
A part of the budget is already locked, but for this crowdfunding campaign, our goal is to raise $12,000. This would include production expenses such as equipment rentals, crew costs, transportation, fuel, expendables, food and lodging. We are keeping costs very low throughout our production, but are by no means compromising production value.
If we hit our goal of $18,000 the funds will be used as follows:
•Begin initial stages of post-production and editing.
If we hit $25,000, the funds will be used as follows:
•Rough cut editing and expenses;
•Completion of first rough cut edit with some audio sweetening and a pre-mix for
screening and critique purposes.
If we hit $35,000, the funds will be used as follows:
•Promotion, marketing and legal fees.
What You GetDepending on the amount of your pledge you can get credits, IMDb credits, gadgets of the film such us posters, DVD and/or BluRay disc of the film up to the Executive Producer credit. Take a look!
Due to the wide range of topics treated in the movie, our audience are people between 18 and 55 years old, equally divided between males and females. The main character is a man but the five women offset.
Risks & Challenges
We think that you should invest in this project because unilike short films, a feature film is always marketable in international and non-international festivals, so there is a possible continuous and costant advertising for the people who appears in the credits.
Our goal is to enter at the main north-american and european film festivals and to achieve a theatre distribution nationwide and overseas.
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