A Case of Blue

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TYPE
: Narrative Feature
GENRE: Drama
STATUS: Development

LOGLINE

A recent retiree attends a life-drawing class and discovers that the nude model bears a resemblance to a lover from before he met his wife.

SYNOPSIS

When a recent retiree attends a life-drawing art class, he discovers that the course’s nude model bears a striking resemblance to a woman he loved from before he met his wife and it throws his life in a tailspin.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

This story came to me in a deeply personal way – not that much of it really happened. It originated from a brief experience I once had while attending a life drawing class about fifteen years ago at the New York Students Art League. I wrote a fictionalized short story of the encounter at the time but could never figure out where it went and so put it away. This past June, I was visiting my parents in the Boston area and my mother was discussing how she and my dad, both seventy-one, are having a difficult time with facing retirement and downsizing. Exacerbating this is my father’s struggle regarding how one of his closest friends and fellow law partner is dying of cancer. The experience has really been hard on him. My parents are only twenty-four years older than me and it really only seems like a blink of an eye from when I was first attending NYU Graduate film and both were the age I am currently. This fact has made me reflective of not only what my parents are going through, but how quick life is in general. So, driving back home to New Jersey from my parents’ house last June, I found myself reflecting on that story I had put away long ago and it all seemed to congeal. I wrote feverishly for a month, not telling a soul what I was working on and realize now that it was and continues to be a coping mechanism for a lot of feelings I seem to have about love, life, loneliness, mortality and the illusion of those things. When I was in my twenties, the music and poetry of Joni Mitchell really spoke to me, so while I wrote this script, I listened intensely to her albums, read her autobiography – all the while thinking of this film as a response to her work and the characters she sang about. Unless you really know Joni’s work you won’t see this layering, but it’s there and it makes it more of a personal sojourn for me to have it infused in the tapestry. So, A Case of Blue is for me a meditation on my life as it is right now, as it was when I was in my twenties and hadn’t yet met my wife - as well as a projection into the future of feelings and experiences that I personally have yet to fully undertake.

KEY CREW

Dana Glazer - Writer/Producer/Director
Dana H. Glazer received his BFA in History from Bowdoin College in 1992 and his MFA in film from NYU in 1998. His graduate thesis film, “Intermezzo,” won a Student Academy Award in 1998. He has written screenplays for Warner Brothers and the Syfy Channel and is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America. Mr. Glazer’s feature documentary work includes “The Evolution of Dad” (2010), which was invited to play at the White House in 2014. Other documentaries include “Parents of the Revolution” (2014) as well as the short “Jim and Sarah Brady: A Tribute” (2015) which he made for the Brady Center For Gun Violence Prevention. For his documentaries, Mr. Glazer has interviewed many notable people including Darryl McDaniels, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Jim and Sarah Brady and Dan Rather. His first feature dramatic film, “A Case of Blue,” will go into production in the summer of 2018.

Scott Rosenfelt - Producer
Scott Rosenfelt is one of Hollywood’s most successful independent producers. On the strength of such films as Home Alone, Smoke Signals, Mystic Pizza, Teen Wolf and Extremities, Scott has garnered international acclaim and recognition. Mr. Rosenfelt is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America East and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

 

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