Soulmates

Burlington, Vermont | Film Feature

Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Stephanie Lynn & Alexandra Case !

1 Campaigns | Vermont, United States

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Soulmate(s) is a female buddy comedy, showcasing the strength and power of female friendship. Samantha and Jessamine's small-town "married" way of life is suddenly jeopordized by two out-of-staters: Jess's new fiancé and a corporation threatening Vermont's age old maple syrup industry.

About The Project

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The Story

Soulmate(s) is a story sprung from the new reality of our generation in which women in their late 20s live together post-college, in a marriage-like relationship. In the vein of Obvious Child, Frances Ha, and Sideways, Soulmate(s) follows characters Samantha and Jessamine as their marriage-like relationship hits an impossible obstacle, which ultimately becomes their opportunity to grow up, grow apart, and grow together.

 

As women working in Hollywood, we have been frustrated by the lack of representation for women in film, especially with the types of roles that are available for women. So, we created a movie with two strong female leads driven to leave a positive mark on the world.

 

Soulmate(s) is also unique, because it takes place in a fresh setting: Vermont. All eyes are on Vermont right now, thanks to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Sideways and Garden State are two successful film examples where the location acts as an essential character within the film. We grew up in Vermont and want to give homage to the incredibly special place that made us who we are. Our hometowns of Montpelier and Woodstock were named the number one and number ten best small towns in America. Vermont is one of the few places where the people pride themselves on community and a place where the people are always ready to fight for an important cause. Soulmate(s) brings attention to a current issue in Vermont: the potential corporatization of maple sugar farming. In the film, we create a community campaign called “Local Sap”. Through the campaign, the lead characters help to rally support for local farmers and fight against the new industrialized syrup company.

 

Our team is in development of Soulmate(s). Currently we are in the financing stage, the script is locked, and leading roles are casting. We will take our real-life friendship onto the reel-screen, playing leads Jessamine Parker and Samantha O’Sullivan. Ryan O’Neal is attached as Samantha’s father. Our team is pursuing other cast with Vermont connections such as Jake Lacy, William H Macy, Luis Guzman, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Camera package

Costs $8,000

We want to supply our Cinematographer with the camera package of their choice!

Lighting Package

Costs $5,000

Lighting can make or break a film and we want every shot to look as beautiful as possible!

Craft Services Food

Costs $6,000

We need good, healthy food on set every day to fuel our hard working cast and crew!

Lodging

Costs $4,000

We will be shooting for several weeks on location in VERMONT and we need accommodations to put up our cast and crew.

Sound equipment

Costs $4,000

We need a high quality sound equipment package in order to get the best sound possible while we're on location in Vermont.

Hard drives

Costs $3,000

We need hard drives and back-up hard drives to hold and back-up all of the large files that we create while we're shooting!

Generator 3000 Watt (25 AMP)

Costs $3,000

We need a "putt putt" generator for shooting on location in Vermont!

Dolly

Costs $1,000

We need a dolly for shooting on location in Vermont - to create smooth movement on a horizontal axis known as a tracking shot.

Legal Services

Costs $3,000

Contracts, deal memos, agreements!

Van rentals

Costs $2,500

We need 2 step vans and a cargo van for transporting and protecting equipment between locations.

Expendables

Costs $500

This will cover extra expenses that come up during shooting, such as: art supplies, tape, make-up, light bulbs, etc.

Cash Pledge

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About This Team

The management team for the Company is our biggest asset. Our Managing Members and Executive Producers are Stephanie Lynn, Alexandra Case, and Catherine M. McDonald. Alexandra Case and Stephanie Lynn have been collaborators and friends for over 10 years. Together, they have written, produced, and acted in numerous short film productions that have received multiple awards and played in festivals across the country.

 

Catherine M. McDonald’s production experience spans over 20 years. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and her work incorporates the full spectrum of movie genres. Raised in West Texas, Catherine obtained her first entertainment job on a western before moving to New York City to develop her craft on movies such as Sleepless in Seattle, Silence of the Lambs, Basic Instinct, and action pictures Extreme Prejudice & Highlander II. As an Assistant Director, Catherine worked on Real Women Have Curves with America Ferrara; Denise Calls Up with Liev Schreiber; Layin’ Low with Edie Falco and Jeremy Piven; Sexual Life with Elizabeth Banks and Kerry Washington. Catherine’s television credits include Grey’s Anatomy and Watching Ellie with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Catherine has been a pioneer for female presence on film crews. During her career, she has not only watched the number of female crew members rise, but has also watched a rise in the awareness of representation of women in film.

 

Stephanie Lynn grew up in Montpelier, Vermont. Stephanie began her creative career in local Vermont theater. She continued to study acting and sang in a collegiate acapella group at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and Political Science. Stephanie then went on to study the Stella Adler method in NYC. Now living in Los Angeles, Stephanie works as a singer-songwriter, actress, and writer. Recent acting credits include guest-star roles on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother", NBC's "Castle", NBC’s “Perfect Couples” and starring in a Muppet pilot for the Henson Company opposite Fred Willard. As a writer, Stephanie has created several comedic shorts, all female helmed, one of which was selected for the Quirkfest and Laugh or Die comedy festivals, and another with over 124K views. Stephanie also wrote a female ensemble cast pilot, which received a Hollywood Screenplay Contest award and is currently under consideration by several networks for possible production.

 

Alexandra Case grew up in Woodstock, Vermont. She studied theater in London and graduated Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she began her career as an actress and voice-over artist. Alexandra studied improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade with Lennon Parham and took an SNL sketch-writing course. After moving to Los Angeles, Alexandra graduated the Groundlings Improv School and become a finalist for a NBC sketch comedy pilot. She recently wrapped a feature film being distributed by Lionsgate, playing opposite Dina Meyer and Patrick Muldoon. Her YouTube videos, which she writes and produces, have over 800k views and have been featured in Yahoo!Sports, Glamour Magazine, and Funny Or Die. Alexandra is currently in development for a girl-power comedy series, which she writes and stars in. She is the creator of LandmarkCaseProductions.com

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