Film Title: Schlep
After an unceremonious break up with his job and girlfriend, Scott schleps to the desert to reclaim his relationship from a “misunderstanding.” Along the way, he must duck and dodge her nunchuck-wielding brother, reconnect with his newly married best friend, and witness a meddling reiki enthusiast attempt to wreck their marriage…again.
Scott Dunn (Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/Scott)
Gina Gomez (Writer/Producer/Ronnie)
Tenoch Gomez (Executive Producer/Tony)
Jim O’Doherty (Executive Producer/Jim)
Richard Riehle (Uncle Bill)
Jacob Wysocki (Jacob)
Kyle S. More (Gayle)
Jennifer Robyn Jacobs (Liz)
Sean McBride (Dan)
Aj Young (Director of Photography)
Why did you decide to submit to First glance?
To us, they are the real Sundance. They discover real indie gems that might not get the chance at other festivals. You can tell the community they foster is genuine.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
At the moment, Scott Dunn, Gina Gomez, Tenoch Gomez, Sean McBride, and Jennifer Robyn Jacobs.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
The goal of the movie is to feel like you hung out with these quirky characters for a weekend. It’s not heavy on plot, but the characters grow on you. I hope it’s a movie that you can come back to and feel like you know these people. Schlep is about forgiveness and accepting that your future isn’t always clear. As a filmmaker you get used to not knowing what the future has in store for you.
What should viewers expect from your film?
Expect a charming, experimental indie comedy. Also, anyone who reads this and aspires to make their own movie – do it. If we can, you can too.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
Honestly, we should’ve done a documentary on the making of this movie. Getting it off the hard drive was a schlep of it’s own. We had cranky hotel managers on our backs, a fatal accident that delayed our shoot by a day, ghosts…
We’ll let you in on a secret. We shot an entirely different version of this movie in Tucson, Arizona. I got back home, edited the movie for a couple of months… and then decided to reshoot 90% of it. You can tell your cast and crew are keepers when they stick with you after something like that.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
Hey, we’re just glad to be at the festival of our choice!
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
Our website is schlepthemovie.weebly.com. You can find us on Facebook or Twitter @schlepthemovie.
Our next film, Weird Folk, is a suburban horror comedy that takes place on election night 2016. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter @weirdfolkmovie.
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