There is a short film project to which I am lending my support: Zone 2. I know most of the principals involved including the screenwriter Lydia Mulvey, who has served as a moderator on the Black Board, the Official Writing Community of the Black List and Go Into The Story, and taken some Screenwriting Master Class courses with me, as well as the project’s producers Sandra Levitan and Miranda Sajdak, who I have been working with as part of The Quest Initiative.
The fact I know these creatives is part of the reason I’m supporting Zone 2. There are other reasons as well. For example, the story itself:
It’s an average day for sixteen-year-old David and his mother Lisa in the underground bunker they call home. David is blind and uses a wheelchair to get around. Having never been above ground, David longs to feel the wind on his face. Lisa reminds him that there is only danger and death above; they are lucky they are in Zone 2. David goes about his routine while Lisa makes preparations to venture into the treacherous, unpredictable world above. As she leaves, David makes plans of his own…
Here’s the logline: Trapped in the bleak underworld of Zone 2, a mother and her disabled son fight for survival.
Sounds like a character-driven thriller which is one of my favorite type of genre films.
Also if you go to the project’s crowdfunding site, there is a video in which the Lydia, the director (ANNA ELIZABETH JAMES), Sandy and Miranda talk about their vision for making this movie, and I am a supporter of seeing more women involved in film production. Plus I applaud their commitment to cast an actor with a disability as there is a need to provide opportunities to a wider array of talent.
There is 1 day left in the Zone 2 crowdfunding effort. I’ve donated. How about you? You can to here to learn more.