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One time writer Peter Kuplowsky is still very much a part of our lives for ScreenAnarchy writers here in Toronto with his continued involvement in the local cinema scene by curating and programming and has since moved into producing (The Void, Manborg, Bio-Cop and The Interior). He is producing this short film adaptation of the David Eggers' short story for filmmaker Anna Maguire.
Anna Maquire starred in Ben Ashton's short film He Took His Skin Off For Me which we got behind when it was being made. So now we are going to extend that courtesy to Maguire as she builds on her directing career. She is already headed in a good direction by having Canadian actor Don McKeller and rising actress Julia Sarah Stone on board.Johnna's dad is a hero - he's fixed the hole in the O-Zone layer, put an end to genocide, cured Parkinson's, and painted Kansas purple for good measure. But back at home, in the kitchen making nachos, he's still just 'dad', and Johnna's heard it all before. In the time it takes for them to make a plate of nachos, YOUR MOTHER AND I explores the complex relationship between an adolescent girl and her father, as well as exploring the ridiculously simple ways (as well as some that are just downright ridiculous) in which we could change the world.
"Dave Eggers' short story is one that has echoed in my head for a long time. There is something captivating in the world that Eggers' evokes - one not so far away from our own in the way it looks and feels, the food we eat, the relationships we have - but a million miles away from it in the changes that have apparently been effected. It's a fun and funny way of looking at the way we live and the opportunities, however outlandish there are for change. It's a story that gently questions our values and offers playful alternatives, whilst presenting a very familiar environment."
Head on over the the Your Mother and I Indiegogo campaign page. Their budget is modest and attainable with our help. And long live nachos and llamas!