Art House – Dramedy
Generation X, Millenials.
IN A WORLD OBSESSED WITH PERFECTION, AN ECLECTIC WOMAN REALIZES THAT LIFE IS BETTER IMPERFECT.
THE iMPERFECT PiCTURE is a short art-house dramedy that shines a light on the ones that remain unseen in a world where image and social status have become paramount. It invites to embrace imperfection as a way to create authentic human connection.
There are nearly 1.1 million influencers on social media and a lot of them promote the idea that being less than fabulous will condemn every human being on the planet to a mediocre existence. Research has shown that the more people use social media, the greater their likelihood of experiencing depression caused by comparison with the extremely curated content found online. Is striving for perfection worthy or is it just another form of addiction?
WHAT IF EMBRACING IMPERFECTION IS INSTEAD THE WAY TO LIVE A FULFILLED LIFE?
Anna is an eclectic woman in her 30s. One morning, the radio wakes her up to a show called “Living the Perfect Life.” The ideal pitched by the radio host is far away from Anna’s own existence which has always been on an emotional roller coaster, and it makes her feel like an outsider. To escape her frustration, she dives into her imaginary world until a phone call from her friend Jean brings her back to reality. Jean is a funny and intellectual man who has a crush on Anna, he always challenges her to observe things from a different perspective and encourages her to believe in herself. The two friends meet in the city, a place where the rest of humanity is absent from reality and lost on a device in a virtual world. While walking and talking, Anna and Jean contemplate what’s happening around them, and reflect on what is meaningful in their lives. Their conversation brings back Anna’s memories from the past. She sees them as if they were a film projected on a screen and relives all the feelings that have shaped her story: love, anger, joy, grief, foolishness, fear…
An homage to the French New Wave and to Italian Neorealism in a contemporary set up. A strong visual style and a poetic narrative with a realistic approach. Digital mixed with film to strengthen the contrast between perfection and imperfection. Natural Lighting to achieve an authentic and realistic look. Fresh Camera angles to enhance facial expressions, feelings or memories in their comic or dramatic aspects. Original music score and sound design in a mix of contemporary and retro-inspired beats. Researched editing to give a rhythm to the whole piece.
We live in an era where we are more connected than ever with technology yet we’re disconnected on a human level. We’re interested in the lives of celebrities and influencers, yet we’re blind to the lives of people we cross every day in the street.
THE IMPERFECT PICTURE shines a light on the outsiders. Our desire for this film is to create a space in time where we can stop, reconnect with one another and share our story.
“Cinema has the ability to teach us how to see and when we choose to see people that we normally don’t, we begin to acknowledge their very existence”. Alfonso Cuarón
In November 2019 we have raised through a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark the necessary funds that allow us to produce this this film. we’re still accepting contributions and offering incentives. Any additional money raised will go into our POST-PRODUCTION, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION FUND which will help us cover expenses such as editing, color correction, VFX, Graphic Design, screenings, festival submissions, marketing, publicity and travel expenses.
THE IMPERFECT PICTURE is a fiscally sponsored project of Film Independent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsor, Corporate and Private donations to the film are payable to Film Independent and are tax deductible, as allowed by law.
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LITTLE GIRL (5) – Supporting
A mirror version of Anna as a kid. She has a big dream. Her fantasy world is her escape from a lonely childhood, that’s where she invents and draws stories.
OLD MAN (80-90) – Supporting
Anna’s good friend. He’s had a long life and a lot of stories to tell. Anna often sits with him on a bench in the park to listen to his tales.
VIRTUAL PEOPLE – 8 Extras
The stereotypes of modern society addicted to social media. Everything they do, they must post it on Instagram. A mom with her kid in a stroller. A couple at the table, teenagers taking selfies, A girl taking pics of her coffee cup, a flower vendor, Fashion blogger.
ANNA’S FRIENDS – 10/15 Extras
Anna loves her friends. They’re a bunch of imperfect people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, weight, physical features. A snapshot of humanity and authenticity. A reminder we’re all in this together as one, no matter where we come from.
MOURNERS – 5 Extras
Anna’s best friends. They are by her side in the worst day of her Life.
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Sincerely, THE iMPERFECT PiCTURE Team
THE IMPERFECT PICTURE – © Coxy – Chiara Rodoni 2019 – all rights reserved