The Last Day Of Retrograde (funding for a queer indie film!!)
Hello hello! The Last Day of Retrograde is a feature length film, an upbeat dark-comedy, written and directed by Lukas Sarnow.
I was cast as the lead in this project back in March and I was immediately drawn to the story about a young queer artist navigating a wild day in which she tries to land an artist residency with the help of her theatre crew. Reading this script was like looking in a mirror, and I have never experienced such a profound connection with a character quite like this before. The story speaks to issues of the loneliness and despair of being an artist in the suburbs and the beauty and heartache of finding community through art & queer identity, and the complications in relationship and self discovery along the way.
Working on set with this group of people was an absolute dream come true, and I have never felt so at home and fulfilled to be on a film set. Pre-production hurtled into 22 days of production in which we tackled a 110 page script.
We were fortunate to find an investor to fund production; we shot an incredible film, and now the film is seeking funding to finish the project. This means that without additional funding, the film will not be able to be seen. The production needs funding for:
Original composition & sound design
An in-person premiere in Palo Alto (that we could all attend together!)
Here is the link to the indiegogo campaign:
There is a fun video that was made when we were on-set; I think you will be able to feel the energy of the characters and crew. Any amount of contribution will be put to excellent use and I encourage you to donate to the film. By donating you are supporting this amazing story to succeed in the world, you also get to become more intimately involved in it's journey! The "perks" are listed on the right, so make sure to check those out as well.
I sincerely thank you for taking the time to check out the project. I could talk about this film and the experience of making it for literal ages, so if you'd like to hear more about it please don't hesitate to reach out! Also, here is the instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/thelastdayofretrograde/
The team will continue to reveal more about the characters on this page as well as details and updates.
If you can't donate, it would mean the world to me for you to send it along to any and all peoples who you believe would be interested in hearing this story and becoming a part of the mission to complete the film by donating or sharing. We have 20 days of the campaign, so it's go time!
Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this request and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to know more about the film!!