Like all indie films, it was made on a shoestring budget, and there was an opportunity to donate toward post-production costs. (Check out the funding request here. It's hysterical.) The minimum amount needed was raised in under two weeks, and editing has begun! Check out the result of that work below, a teaser that looks more like a big budget release than the title "indie" would indicate. (And I mean that as a compliment.)
Here's what the film is about:MICHAEL is a former college indie rocker who’s now a new dad and not sure how he feels about his life of comfortable domesticity. His wife HELEN is not sure how she feels about Michael not being sure…especially when he’s the one always opting for “crazy” evenings of watching Netflix on the couch with a six pack of tall boys safely nearby. Perhaps Michael can make one last great grasp at rock stardom and finally find that complete 100% certain no-doubt-about-it contentment that hasso far eluded him.
FRANKLIN (Eric Sheffer Stevens) is a recently divorced college professor who’s convinced he’s a loser and no one will love him ever, ever again. He does have cerebral suspicions that his 19-year-old poetry student MARY wants his body bad, however. This creates an internal crisis of significance; even for a man who’s viewed his entire adult life as one long series of continuous internal crises.
LLOYD is an aspiring novella-ist and reluctant part-time notary who’s most successful at eating nachos and shunning commitment from his longtime on-again/off-again “friend” KIT. When backed into a corner by Kit’s newfound romantic certainty, does Lloyd opt for a free lifestyle of syndicated daytime television and semi-competitive sports involving Kooshballs? Or, does he choose love…
“Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty” is the story of three friends on the precipice of middle-age. Too old to be young. And too young to be old.
Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? I can't wait to see the finished product. And if you're interested in learning more, stop by Wednesday and Thursday for an exclusive interview with the director, James Yaegashi!