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Anais Godard, a young zesty French writer/director is working on her
second short thriller since moving to Los Angeles. Her first film, The
ROOM, (see teaser trailer) saw much success at film festivals. She
and her team, including me as editor, are working to turn her new
short, The Good Old Days, into a feature.
Synopsis: The Good Old Days
One night, Marine, Thomas, Felix, and Sebastian find themselves
together again after years apart to dig through stories of youth and
friendship. However, the world has become obsessed with
The administration has drawn a line in the sand and as the wine flows
and the tongues loosen our four dinner guests discover where their
friends stand along that line. Are they terrorists, freedom fighters, or
just trouble makers? Are the reasons for this dinner so innocent?
Through subtle looks and casual remarks this poker game gets played
until all the players have seen that the good old days are gone.
ANAIS GODARD: FROM SHORT TO FEATURE
Anais Godard, writer/director
Imagery from The Good Old Days
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X-FACTOR APPAREL HELPS THE MACHINE
Co-founder, Lauren Tracy is currently developing her first feature film,
Sweet Desert Palm. She wrote and will direct this crime thriller and
psychologically twisted buddy film between two young women in
California's Mojave Desert. Plot: After committing a murder, an orphan
attempting to lay low is bombarded by an unwelcome house guest
whose unstable psyche forces them to play cat-and-mouse.
Lauren plans to use the process of making this film to communicate to
those filmmakers just a few steps behind her, what the process is like
and how she emotionally and mentally tackles all that goes into creating
art on a massive scale.
INDIE FEATURE FILM: SWEET DESERT PALM
I'M A FEMALE FILMMAKER: Ask Me Anything
Join Writer/Director Lauren Tracy for a FREE event on Wednesday,
October 2nd, 7:00 PM at the Acton Memorial Library (486 Main Street,
Acton, MA 01720). Lauren, a native of Acton, will speak about attending
film school, working in Los Angeles, supporting female filmmakers and
moving to the East Coast to develop her first feature film, Sweet Desert
Palm. FREE popcorn and refreshments will be served and participation
is encouraged. Discussion topics could include: what it’s like as a
female in a male dominated industry, challenges in writing a script, what
Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow is like in person, what
Hollywood is really like…and more!
If can't attend, ASK ME ANYTHING ONLINE! Email question(s) to Lauren
at email@example.com. She'll answer them online via video
blog. The winning question will be answered on our Sweet Desert Palm
Facebook page with a shout out to the person who asked the question!
BOSTON AREA FILMMAKER IS GUEST SPEAKER
Lauren Tracy directing SDP concept trailer