Whether you are in high school, college, working a full time job or maintaining a family, some days you just need a "cup of joe" to help you keep on keeping on.
Am I right?
I feel like this is a normal feeling that isn't appreciated by Hollywood. Not everything has a happy ending. Some things just end in a deep breath, a shot of espresso and a poor night's sleep.
To me, stories about everyday people dealing with everyday problems are just as important and interesting as ones about superheroes. Not only do I want everyday situations, but situations that most people don't realize are common..
To "set the stage" for this I chose to address the new social norm of talking about emotionally significant events in coffee shops, like Starbucks. I find it fascinating that these places are versatile enough to allow studying, mingling, meetings, interviews, arguments, reunions, group sessions... you name it, it's happened.
From there, I created these characters: Joanne, the breadwinner of the family; Frank, a stay at home dad; Daniel, a special needs child that really likes hot chocolate; Jenny, a girl struggling with bad news; Alex, her supportive boyfriend; and the Barista, a young woman unhappy with her job.
I believe that these components, together, created the kind of story I long to understand and share.
The premise of the film is as follows:
My hope for this film is for it to play at a number of festivals and then be uploaded to Vimeo. This will ensure an audience for the film and what I believe to be its message to you.
If you want to help share the film, talk about it, or ask any other questions please take a look at our FILMS section. Or comment below.
Thank you for reading!