Logline: A damaged and fragile young woman experiences all the irrational terror of falling into obsessive love.
Synopsis: PHOEBE, whose powers and perceptions are fueled by her goddess namesake, lives an isolated life in the antique movie palace left to her by her absent parents. Although her brother, ALDEN, is supportive, he is at a loss to be helpful. When TIG, a confident and outgoing woman, turns up to hawk fliers for her play, Phoebe is a bug on a pin, instantly and overwhelmingly caught in Tig's unwitting spell. Phoebe undergoes a private trip down the rabbit hole, her intense longing transmuting into visions and dreams and hysterical jealousy, which culminates in her stunning visual confession of desire and need for connection.
Limerence is a long-form short film (30-40min estimated length) produced by Glass City Films, written, directed, and edited by Chicago native Dan Pedersen, from a story by he and Angela Riccetti. Amy Limpinyakul is our director of photography, and Michelle Fogle is our production designer.
Here's the link to our Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glasscityfilms/limerence-a-mindbending-short-film-about-lovesickn
We've continued our push to craft genre-bending content featuring entirely Midwest casts and crews, and this project is definitely our most ambitious yet. Our teaser was filmed at the Pickwick Theater, Music Box Theater, and Patio Theater in one crazy blitz of a day, and we've already released our first behind-the-scenes video as well featuring our very talented cast: https://vimeo.com/154140812 .
Phoebe - ANGELA RICCETTI
Tig - MICHAELA PETRO
Alden - TIMMY HART BARRON
writer-director - DAN PEDERSEN
producer - JOHN KLEIN
associate producer - COLE SIMON
cinematographer - AMY LIMPINYAKUL
production designer - MICHELLE FOGLE
costume designer - RAQUEL ADORNO
editor - DAN PEDERSEN
sound mix/design - JOE GRIFFIN
composers - ALEXA BORDEN and CONNOR COOK
digital effects artist CHUCK SMITH
Budget (from Kickstarter) is $35,000. Upon completion of our fundraising, we aim to shoot in the late summer: a two-week shoot in mid-August 2016, followed by a long, intense, and dynamic post-production process and hopefully a completed film by February 2017!