A series of absurd events and bizarre characters at a cafe conspire against a playwright, until mysterious travelers stop in and offer him a way out.
The script, which I adapted from a feature film that I had written in 2014, was selected for the IFP/Chicago writers workshop in December 2015, where it was workshopped for a live audience with actors from the Steppenwolf School in Chicago.
We filmed in March 2016 at Delicious Cafe in the Northcenter neighborhood of Chicago, and post-production was completed in October 2016. As of December 2017, the film is not available to the public until the film festival run is finished in 2018.
Music features heavily in the film, a combination of an original score by Jess Disraeli, an L.A.-based composer, as well as two original songs by the Colombian band Ondatrópica.
If you want to know more about how and why the film was made, you can read an interview I did with IFP/Chicago, or just send me an email!
Writer, Director, Editor // Robert Bruce Carter
Producer // Erin Miller
Associate Producer // Flavia Borges
Cinematographer // Nick Shamblott
Steadicam/Cam Op // Blaine Baker
1st AC // Cory Solon & Ian McAvoy
2nd AC // Brendan Babinski
Gaffer // Bradley Ian Smith
Key Grip // Charles Anderson
DIT // Hannah Welever
Stills Photographer // John Coumbe-Lilley
Camera & lensing // Camera Ambassador
Production Designer // Stacey Buckner
Set Dresser // Sarah Blue Winslow Gerber
Leadman // Kyle Dodge
Assistant Set Dresser // Mandy Stoehr
Art PA // Ronnie Kwasman, Rosaleah Gonzalez
Wardrobe Consultant // Kate Grube
Costume Designer // Abbie Stallings
Makeup Artist // Jacqueline Meller-Vogt
Sound Mixer // Derek O’Rourke
Script Supervisor // Jon Santiago & Alyssa Alexander
AD // Dane Haiken
Production Assistants //
Casting Assistant // Sarah Little
Casting Consultant // Devon Carson
Color Grading // Parker Jarvie (Company3)
Sound Design // Derek O’Rourke
Composer // Jess Disraeli
Mary Ruth Clarke
Travis Life (Leavens, Strand, & Glover, LLC)
Chicago Film Office