LOGLINE:

Two Vermont girls, Samantha and Jessamine, are each other’s everything. Their small-town way of life is suddenly jeopardized by two out-of-staters: Jess’s new fiancé and a corporation threatening Vermont’s age-old maple syrup industry.

OPENING STATEMENT:

Soulmate(s) is a female buddy comedy, showcasing the strength and power of female friendship at a time when audiences are hungry for female driven content. As actresses in Hollywood, Alexandra and Stephanie have been frustrated by the lack of representation for women in film, especially with the types of roles that are available for women. So, they created a movie with two strong female leads driven to leave a positive mark on the world. Real women with student loans, a roommate, and rent to pay; navigating the unstable modern world as they seek to define themselves as adults.

Alexandra Case and Stephanie Lynn are pivoting screenwriters. In their fresh, quirky voice, they shed light on the new reality of their generation in which women in their late 20s are living together post-college, in a marriage-like relationship. Soulmate(s) follows characters Samantha and Jessamine as their marriage-like relationship hits an impossible obstacle, which ultimately becomes their opportunity to grow up, grow apart, and grow together.

WHY VERMONT?

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“In Vermont, authenticity is all; they do not try to keep it real; they are real.” –NYTimes

Soulmate(s) takes place in the fresh setting of Vermont. Stephanie and Alexandra grew up in Vermont and want to give homage to the place that made them who they are. Their hometowns of Montpelier and Woodstock were named the number one and number ten best small towns in America. According to the current US Census, “people are nostalgic for small town America”. Vermont is truly a unique and special place, which is why the location becomes such an important character in Soulmate(s).

Vermont is a place where the people pride themselves on community and are ready to fight for an important cause. The Film brings to light a current issue in the Green Mountain State: the potential corporatization of maple sugar farming. In The Film, the lead characters rally support for local farmers and fight against the corporate syrup company.

Click here to read the REAL STORY in the Boston Globe.

All eyes are especially on Vermont right now, thanks to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders!

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THE FILM:

Our team is in development of Soulmate(s). Currently we are in the financing stage, the script is locked, and leading roles are casting. Alexandra Case and Stephanie Lynn will take their real-life partnership onto the reel-screen, playing leads Jessamine Parker and Samantha O’Sullivan. Ryan O’Neal is attached as Samantha’s father. The company is pursuing cast with Vermont connections such as: Jake Lacy, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Luis Guzman, Adam Sandler, Bernie Sanders, The Most Interesting Man Jonathan Goldsmith, and musician Grace Potter.

 

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The Objectives of the Company:

  • To produce Soulmate(s) and acquire distribution.
  • To generate substantial profits for our investors, and our company.
  • To make a film that showcases Vermont and Vermont made products
  • Give back to the state by making financial contributions to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.
  • To make a film that rings true to our core demographic with a strong female voice and reflects the best of daring, female comedies.

BIOS:

STEPHANIE LYNN
Writer; Actress; Executive Producer

Stephanie Lynn grew up in a farmhouse in Montpelier, Vermont. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied acting and sang collegiate acappella, she moved to NYC to study the Stella Adler method. Now in Los Angeles, Stephanie works as an actress, singer-songwriter, and writer. Recent credits include CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother”, ABC’s “Castle”, NBC’s “Perfect Couples”; and a lead in a Muppet pilot for the Henson Company opposite Fred Willard. Stephanie can also be seen singing and running across the country in national Nike ad campaign “I would run to you”.

As a writer, Stephanie has created several comedic shorts, all female-helmed, which have been selected for the Quirkfest and Laugh or Die comedy festivals, one of which has over 124K YouTube views. Stephanie’s female ensemble pilot received a Hollywood Screenplay Contest award and is currently pitching to networks.

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ALEXANDRA CASE
Writer; Actress; Executive Producer

Alexandra Case grew up in a small Vermont town of 900 people. She spent her childhood writing stories in glitter pens, playing dress up, and directing her little brother in re-enactments of SNL skits that went way above their heads.

Alexandra studied theater in London before moving to NYC where she graduated college and began working as an actress and voice-over artist. After taking an improv class at Upright Citizen’s Brigade with Lennon Parham and a sketch-writing course with SNL alum Ali Farahnakian, Alexandra drove her red convertible cross-country to Los Angeles where she continues to write stories, play dress up, and direct actors in her sketches.

Alexandra recently wrapped a feature film that will be distributed by Lionsgate. A graduate of the Groundlings Improv School, Alexandra continues to hone her comedy and writing skills, recently named a finalist for a NBC sketch comedy pilot and is in development for a girl-power comedy series, which she writes and stars in. Her YouTube comedy channel has over 800k views with videos featured in Yahoo!Sports, Glamour Magazine, and Funny Or Die.

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CATHERINE M. MCDONALD
Executive Producer, Assistant Director in the DGA

CATHERINE M. MCDONALD’s film production experience spans over 20 years and almost the full spectrum of movie genres. Catherine has worked as both Producer and First Assistant on features including the Ken Kwapis’ film Sexual Life featuring Elizabeth Banks and Kerry Washington; In the Land of Milk and Honey with Amy Madigan; Reeseville with Mark Hamill; Next of Kin with Octavia Spencer; and Steal Me with Hunter Parrish. Catherine was raised and began her career in West Texas, where she worked on Extreme Prejudice with Nick Nolte. She then went on to develop her craft on movies such as Sleepless in Seattle, Silence of the Lambs, Basic Instinct. Catherine joined the DGA as a Second Assistant Director on the movie Angie, directed by Martha Coolidge and starring Geena Davis. Her long list of Second Assistant Director credits include Real Women Have Curves with America Ferrara, and such high profile television series as According to Jim, Grey’s Anatomy and Watching Ellie with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Catherine was then promoted to First Assistant Director for Denise Calls Up and Layin’ Low with Edie Falco and Jeremy Piven, both shot entirely in New York City. No matter if she is working on a feature with a big budget or on an Indie film, Catherine loves collaborating to make the best project possible.

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Below is an example budget for an independent film of similar scope to Soulmate(s):

Writer
$20,000
Director
30,000
Producers
30,000
Cast
180,000
Taxes, health
25,000
Above the Line Expenses
285,000
Editors
16,000
Editing Systems
8,000
Composer / musicians / recording
20,000
Music rights
50,000
ADR
6,000
Sound editor, mixing
$20,000
Negative cutter
5,000
Opticals and titles
14,000
Telecine
16,000
Answer print
12,000
Total Postproduction Expenses
167,000
10% contingency
87,800
Casting director
16,000
Extras
4,000
Unit production manager
16,000
Location manager
6,000
Assistant directors (3)
14,000
Production / art designers
10,000
Props supervisor
2,500
Script supervisor
5,500
Cinematographer
12,000
Assistant camera operators (3)
14,000
Gaffer
6,000
Electricians (2)
8,000
Grips (3), dolly grip
16,000
Casting Sound mixer & boom operator
10,000
Costume designer, assistant
7,000
Makeup / hair artists (3)
11,000
Still photographer
4,000
Production assistant expenses (5-8)
1,000
Craft service and food
22,000
Props
3,000
Set construction
14,000
Wardrobe and makeup
3,000
Expendables
2,000
Camera package rentals
24,000
Lighting / grip package
14,000
Dolly
7,000
Film stock
30,000
Audio stock
4,000
Sound equipment rental
6,000
Trucks / drivers
4,000
Electrical generators
6,000
Location expenses
14,000
Insurance
30,000
Permits
6,000
Police
4,000
Legal
10,000
Lab fee for develop / telecine
50,000
Total Production Expenses
426,000