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What if a silly little promise you made when you were younger, came back around when you least expected it? In our new short, Peter and Joanna, good friends from high school reconnect after loosing touch 13 years ago. The 20s went by much faster than they thought, and the pressures of growing up make them revisit and old deal they made.
We hope you enjoyed this short. If it felt like a full length TV episode, well, that’s because it sorta was supposed to be. We worked with New Form Digital to create a pilot presentation, basically a smaller/shorter version of a larger idea that we want to eventually create. We have a lot more of Peter and Joanna’s story to tell, and hopefully we will get the opportunity to. If this first episode does well (people watch it, enjoy it, ask for more), then New Form Digital will have a better chance of helping us continue the project!
Where’d the concept come from?
You’d think that because we just turned 30, that this idea came from us remembering a promise we made with an old friend, huh? haha Nope. We actually first had this idea several years ago, as we were approaching 30. Now that we’re actually here, the meaning and motivations of the characters definitely make a lot more sense to us. As you get older, the pressure from parents, friends, and society to settle down become greater. We start questioning if we’re making the right choices and perhaps even worry when it’ll all make sense. This might lead to some rash decisions, like the ones Joanna and Peter make.
Where is the story going?
Well the first thing that needs to happen is, Joanna and Peter need to set the terms, they need to make a plan. How are they going to find someone else? They need to understand each other’s types and what they’re looking for if they’re going to set one another up. Double dates? Disaster dates? Through this process, the urgency will grow, as will their understanding of themselves and each other. Maybe it all blows up in their face, maybe they actually do try dating each other and find out they’re terrible together. The situation they’ve put themselves in, and with this deadline can lead to a lot of fun, and drama.
Let’s go back to 2002!
We definitely want to show more of their relationship when they were in high school. A really fun part of this shoot was going back in time, making a “period piece” in some way. I think older people will enjoy the trips down memory lane, nostalgic of the clothes and awkwardness of high school. There’s a lot we can learn by looking back!
Production was crazy!
We shot all of this in 3 super fast days. With so many scenes and flashbacks, we had to work very efficiently. Special thanks to the skeleton crew we had. Awesome job to Christine our producer. And huge thanks to George Shaw for composing a beautiful score that really elevated the scenes!
Thanks for watching our latest project. Hopefully we can expand the story in the near future! In the meantime, if more Wong Fu is what you’re craving.. be sure to check out our movie! That’s almost 100 minutes of WF straight! ;P You can rent or buy it at http://everythingbeforeusmovie.com