Intermission


TYPE
: Narrative Feature
GENRE: Experimental
STATUS: Development

LOGLINE

An ambitious young man, down on his luck after losing his job, has a freaky dream that triggers a trip back home to reevaluate his philosophy on happiness.

SYNOPSIS

Intermission is a dramedy that chronicles how Chris deals with some of life's shortcomings by heading home to be around some refreshing family & friends. All while reevaluating his philosophy on happiness.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” – Cathy Guisewite As an artist, in general, I pride myself on being a storyteller. I love being able to tell a story through my own eyes and have someone relate on even the smallest level.. Now, if I can also get a laugh or smile out of a story I'm telling, then that is the sugar in my grits, the macaroni with my fried chicken. I love making people smile, when they are having a good day to keep the momentum moving forward, and when they are having a bad day, in hopes of turning things and giving them some light. I think that that in itself is an impact, and I'm black. So being able to make anyone laugh from a personal experience, who isn't black but can get my humor is how this project aligns with my goal. It shows that even though we come from different backgrounds, we can still all relate on the experiential element of life. At the end of the day, we're all human and if shit is funny...it's funny; no matter who is delivering it.

KEY CREW

Cory Fraiman-Lott - Director of Photography
"Cory Fraiman-Lott spent his youth cleaning his room and watching Michael Jackson music videos on VHS. Shortly after his parents’ divorce, Cory decided to swear off love altogether and focus solely on cinematography. With a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts, as well as training from Schumacher Camera and Essanay Lighting Studio, two notable rental houses in the Chicagoland area, Cory has applied his eye for aesthetics to numerous award-winning works featured in such festivals as Sundance, Tribeca, and New York Television. Most recently, his feature film “How To Tell You’re A Douchebag” was released and broadcast on BET Networks. Cory prides himself on his efficiency, his ability to problem-solve, and his full-body snowmobile suit."

Dartel McRae - Writer/Director
Nazdravi! Dartel McRae is based in New York City. His last appearance on TV was on ABC's "Black Box" where he had a recurring role as a doctor. He's also been on "Boardwalk Empire" and was part of a film, "Eliot King is Third, “that premiered at The TriBeCa Film Festival under the "Futurestates" program. He is also a writer, his degree in Philosophy helped him polish his composition of bullshit. He has written a comedic web-series called "Random Encounters" as well as a Screenplay (and his first child), "Intermission" that received an "Official Selection" nod in a recent writing competition, and several Pilots no one has ever seen. For more information, check out his website; DartelRMcRae.com.

 

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