#27. I Used to Be Darker
Director: Matthew Porterfield
Writers: Porterfield and Amy Belk
Producers: Steve Holmgren and Eric Bannat, (Putty Hill), Amy Dotson and Nomadic Independence Pictures’ Ryan Zacarias (#99 on our list When the World’s on Fire)
Distributor: Rights Available
The Gist: This is about a young woman named Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, who finds herself pregnant in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with American relatives in Baltimore. But Aunt Kim and her husband, Bill, have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby, just home from her first year of college...(more)
Cast: Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor, Hannah Gross and Deragh Campbell
List Worthy Reasons…: Talk about having this project tattooed to his heart (and arm – see pic above) – one of our U.S indie filmmaker revelations to watch out for is helmer Matthew Porterfield. His sophormoe feature, Putty Hill was a major hit at several film festival stops in 2010 (where we meet up with him for this viral interview) and the pic was not surprisingly mentioned on several top lists of the year 11′. He didn’t waste anytime putting this project together – in one of the most funniest crowd-sourcing pleas, and we’re kind of excited for this project in the way thousands incomprehensibly fell for music-imbedded in narrative Once.
Release Date/Status?: Currently in post-production, we see this on the Croisette (Directors’ Fortnight).