A cleavage-baring Italian TV reporter’s scoop interview with the meek girlfriend of the schmuck who accidentally saved New York from nuclear annihilation results in a clash that leaves both women reassessing their identities.

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TYPE
: Fiction
GENRE: Comedy
STATUS: Pre-Production

LOGLINE

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A cleavage-baring Italian TV reporter’s scoop interview with the meek girlfriend of the schmuck who accidentally saved New York from nuclear annihilation results in a clash that leaves both women reassessing their identities.

SYNOPSIS

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‘THE HERO’ has saved New York City from nuclear annihilation by single-handedly disarming terrorists of a nuclear device. His identity is kept a closely guarded secret, as he is near death from wounds sustained battling the terrorists. Enter star Italian TV reporter VINCENZA ABRUZZESE, who has used her cunning and guile to learn the Hero’s name and the address of his girlfriend, the milquetoast JANICE BLICKERSON. Vincenza rushes to get her exclusive interview. Both lives are changed when they are confronted with a series of twists and turns and are forced to face off against each other.  

 

 

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This dark comedy presents the conflict between our social masks and our "true-selves." Vincenza has become the mask of a salacious, ruthless, win-at-all costs news reporter. Janice, has become what everyone expects of her- the good girl. Vincenza and Janice are worlds apart. But their female bonding and volcanic confrontations (loosely inspired by the works of Almodovar), liberate both women from their preordained social roles. But can they handle their new-found freedom? Through Vincenza’s and Janice’s dilemmas, we too, ask questions about our own identities.

 

KEY CREW

Nelson Farber - Director, Producer, Writer

Please see daum-farber.net for bio.

 

Christine Daum-Farber - Co-Producer, Director of Photography

Please see daum-farber.net for bio.

 

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