We’re in the beginnings of pre-production of our fifth short film to be shot this Winter, a poetic and musically-driven love story titled “Sometime Around January”, and we are looking for a band to compose a song similar to Airborne Toxic Affect’s “Sometime Around Midnight”. The band will also be featured in the short film and in the credits; the finished short film would basically be the band’s own music video. But on to the biography of the film:
“Sometime Around January” is an inspiration of the song above, and a true story for me. In 2012 I was in what I thought was a relationship and after it ended in early 2013, my mind went backwards trying to see or understand why, and what went wrong. My mind went back to January, and it was at that moment I realized “it” happened sometime around then. “It” would be what Kerry in my film discovers happened to her, but you won’t know “what” happened until you read the story and watch the final product!
“Sometime Around January” is a 15-minute short that deals with feelings and thoughts one gets after meeting an ex for the first time after a breakup. Kerry (the protagonist) is a young black woman in her late 20s that visits an event (TBD) for pure enjoyment, but is met by her ex, Lenny, who seems to be there with another woman. Kerry initially can’t be bothered by the fact that he is with another woman however; in fact, she doesn’t really see her in the beginning because Lenny is sitting in front of her, both enjoying the music the band is playing on stage.
Some people when they’ve seen their ex for the first time get vigilante, but not Kerry. She’s strangely calm, having accepted that he’s there. In fact, she’s secretly delighted. Could this mean a second chance for love for Kerry and Lenny? Will he ask her back?
Throughout the film, we hear Kerry’s voice recite poetry written by me, describing her feelings and thoughts as the night moves on, as her contact with Lenny comes and goes; her thoughts and reactions to this. We are basically her secret diary that she’s writing in. No one, not Lenny, not the mystery woman with Lenny, and not the unaware people surrounding her care one way or another about her presence or thoughts or whatever may be going on inside herself in those moments.
It isn’t until she starts stabbing Lenny that people really start to give a hoot.
Well that escalated quickly didn’t it?
If you are band or know of one that would like to compose music for and be apart of the making of this short film, shoot me an email and let’s start making magic: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And check out my portfolio of short films on http://www.vimeo.com/raeshelle