DAY OUT OF DAYS is a female driven narrative feature film by writer/director Zoe Cassavetes (Broken English), starring Alexia Landeau (2 Days in New York) and produced by Gina Kwon and Kate Roughan.
Day Out of Days is about a once well-known actress who struggles to maintain her sanity and dignity in the obstacle course known as Hollywood. Mia Clarke is an actress quickly approaching 40. She's had her moment in the spotlight and now struggles to get back to where she once was. Or anywhere. Mia can't catch a break, and in the cutthroat world of The Business, Mia is her own worst enemy. Her world seems to be closing in on her, with no where left to turn. No matter how hard she tries, she's competing in a younger woman's world and she can't get used to the idea that she's "too old" and no longer viable. Her agent wants to get rid of her, she's got a controlling mother she supports and an ex husband who is poised for stardom. Then, a strange and humiliating turn of events gives her the chance to come back into the spotlight. But what will it cost her?
The Day Out of Days team is excited to embrace this new wave of filmmaking and turn to crowdfunding as a means of supporting the artistic vision intended for this project. We feel that this dynamic presents an opportunity for independent voices with original stories to be heard. We are looking to people who love independent film and are interested in seeing this film come to life (intended for 2014). A company will provide matching funds to what is raised on FundAnything. This money will then be used for the physical production of this film.
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INSPIRED WOMEN OF LOS ANGELES Here
WOMEN'S FILM INSTITUTE Here
HUFFPOST LIVE Here
PROJECTION BOOTH here
DIANE VON FURSTENBURG's DVF here
INDIEWIRE Project of the Day Here
US VS FILM here
CHECK OUT SOME OF ZOE'S RECENT WORK HERE!
ALEXIA LANDEAU DIRECTED BY ZOE CASSAVETES IN THEIR SHORT FILM (SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL):
BROKEN ENGLISH STREAMINGHERE!
Broken English was nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Female lead and Best First Screenplay)
SEE ALEXIA LANDEAU IN 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK HERE!
BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS
I love movies. I was brought up in a house where movies were made. Literally. I can’t really think of anything that would make me happier in the world than to make movies all my life. But today the kind of movies I want to make, the kind of movies I want to see, these smaller, more personal, touching films are getting harder and harder to do. The balance really needs to come back and let film makers have more control of their vision.
I love the idea of crowd funding because it's the new spirit of independent films. The audience is the voice of the creation. These contributions give freedom to film makers like me to create without restriction, bringing back that great old indie spirit that we are so missing these days.
So, thanks to you, people who love movies. You will be the hero of our cause and one day you can say you are part of movie history. I hope you will join me in making our movie a success.
THERE AREN'T ENOUGH MOVIES ABOUT WOMEN!
I grew up watching amazing movies centered around beautiful, smart, manipulative, daring, funny women. The whole package. Where is the Bette Davis? The Jeanne Moreau? The Gena Rowlands ;) of our times? I know they are out there, waiting for great roles! And I want to give them some.
Trust me, I'm not saying I don't love a man-generated film, because I do. I just think there is a certain imbalance when it comes to female driven stories. But I don't write movies thinking about that. I just think women are interesting and complicated creatures, and at least half of the world's population.
ALEXIA LANDEAU WILL BLOW YOU AWAY
BEING A 40 YEAR ACTRESS IS HARD
A SNAP SHOT OF CULTURAL HISTORY
Shot in iconic locations around Los Angeles, DAY OUT OF DAYS will not only tell a riveting personal story about one woman's struggle, but will capture this bizarre moment in time where celebrity is god, and success relies not so much on your talent as your exposure. The more tragic and scandalous, the better to sell you with.
How do we judge ourselves when we try to compare ourselves to this impossible standard? And under the elite polish of photoshop, designer clothes, fancy vacations, beautiful homes and everlasting funds, there is a darkness most of the world never sees. The mechanics of the business of fame. It's an ugly game.
WRITER/DIRECTOR: ZOE CASSAVETES
Zoe Cassavetes grew up in Los Angeles and worked on many productions as a director, writer, producer and actress. In the 1990’s, she teamed up with friend Sofia Coppola to make the TV show High Octane, one of the first shows to be entirely shot in digital video. Zoe also did stints as a host of MTV’s House of Style, as well as assistant directing feature films. Several years later, Zoe moved to New York and directed her short film Men Make Women Crazy Theory which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2000). In 2007 she made her first feature film Broken English, which also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as well as many others around the world and was nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Female Lead, Best First Screenplay). Zoe has made numerous commercials for clients such as Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Disney, Petit Bateau, Lamarthe, Chaumet and Johnnie Walker and music videos for Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and electro band Scratch Massive. As a photographer, Zoe works for high fashion magazines (Elle, New York Times, Liberation, Air France Madame) as well as many campaigns such as Dom Perignon and Martel.
TALENT: ALEXIA LANDEAU
Alexia Landeau recently co-starred in Two Days in Paris directed by Julie Delpy followed by Two Days in New York starring Julie Delpy and Chris Rock, which she also co-wrote. She has appeared in numerous films including Zoe Cassavetes's first short film Men Make Women Crazy Theory. Recent credits include Josh Evans' Thirty Nine and Xan Cassavetes' Kiss of the Damned.
PRODUCER: GINA KWON
Gina Kwon is the recipient of the 2004 Mark Silverman/Sundance Fellowship and the 2005 Bravo/American Express Independent Spirit Award honoring. Prior to producing features, Kwon worked with Academy Award-nominated documentary producer R.J. Cutler, as a Co-Producer on his TNT series The Residents and a Story Producer on his Fox series American High (winner of a 2001 Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program). Gina Kwon produced Sundance/Humanitas Prize winner The Motel (2007 Spirit Award nominee). In 2005, she produced Me and You and Everyone We Know by Miranda July, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera D’Or for Best First Feature Film. She produced July’s second feature, The Future, in 2010 in partnership with Razor Film and Film4, which premiered at Sundance and played in competition in the Berlinale in 2011. Gina Kwon recently wrapped production on Camp X-Ray starring Kristen Stewart.
PRODUCER: KATE ROUGHAN
Kate Roughan is an independent producer whose most recent film, Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives won the Los Angeles Film Festival’s 2012 Audience Award, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award grant, became part of the curriculum at Harvard and Yale Universities Kate has worked for the Sundance Film Festival (2012 & 2013) producing the highly successful off screen content series featuring filmmakers/artists/activists and visionaries. Kate specializes in social issue short form films as well and, through Wondros Global, has worked with Nike Foundation, ONE Organization, The Nature Conservancy, Pearl Jam Foundation, and others.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DENISE MILFORD
Denise Milford began shooting editorial and advertising photographs for clients such as: Interview Magazine, Spin Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Warner Bros. Records, Virgin Records, Saul Bass Design, MCA Records, Hill Holiday, Leo Burnett and Team One early on in her career. Denise then found herself shooting 35mm motion film and traveling the world with Director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar for Deep Forest's music video Sweet Lullaby (nominated for best cinematography at the MTV VMA Awards). Denise has served as director/DP on several DKNY films and also shot photographs for Harper's Bazaar and Interview among other publications.Her national and international commercial campaigns & music videos include: Time Warner, L’Oreal Paris, Kellogg’s, Apple Computers, Adidas, Bank Of America, Domino’s Pizza, Rodarte, CFDA, Tucker By Gaby Basora just to tip her iceberg. Denise is currently on the road shooting documentary footage for Levi Strauss as they shadow Doug Aitken’s “Station To Station”.
COMPOSER // SOUND TRACK: SCRATCH MASSIVE
Scratch Massive never do what is expected of them, and nobody’s complaining! It was already the case in 2003 with “Enemy & Lovers”, the LP that marked their birth and showcased electric guitars as well as a decidedly rock style at a time when electronic music was all the rage. In 2007, once the return of rock was acknowledged by all, the duo ventured off towards new horizons with “Time”, a fearless free dive into ten years of techno fascination ! Playing all around the globe as djs and live performers, they managed to recreate the mood and the fusion for their night club residency in Paris for 6 years at the famous Pulp Club. On the other side, they create sound design and soundtracks for artists and designers such as Zoe Cassavetes, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloe and Nowness.
Still set in their expectation-defying ways, this time around Scratch Massive have delved into the past and “Nuit De Rêve” (Dream Night), their new album, is like travelling back in time to the 84-86 era, right at the pounding heart of new wave.
With amazing featurings as Jimmy Somerville, D. Agust from GusGus, Koudlam or Chloe, “Nuit De Rêve” is simply a somptuous and melancholic album in the noblest sense of the word, which stems more from nostalgia for a state of mind than for an era in which experimentation and the first synthesisers changed the concept of pop forever.
The perfect record for our times then: a terribly 2012 album that takes place in the 80s!
In 2013, they released their second Live Album : "Communion". After the acclaimed " Underground needs your money baby" published in 2010, "Communion is the night version of "Nuit De Reve". Strong and powerful, this live recording retranslating all the intensities of their live performances.
THE FINE PRINT
•For those of you visiting our set, we anticipate shooting in early 2014 in Los Angeles. However, this has the potential to change. We will keep you updated so you can plan ahead to visit us.•If you become an extra, you must be a US citizen or have a US work visa, and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.•You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your plus one) to attend the premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 18.•The content of the voice and video messages are at your direction, but at my discretion. I reserve the right to refuse to say or do what you request if I find it inappropriate.•Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.•My final cut of the film may have to be further edited in certain cases to adhere to the laws in the country which it is being viewed, or for different types of media.•All shooting locations are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the amount of money we are able to raise and the particular locations giving us the right to shoot.•This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Fund Anything rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. if any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.