Leading screenplay development and discovery platform ScreenCraft and Santa Monica-based media financier Bondit have announced True Blue, written and directed by Chris Osborn, as the recipient of the Fall 2016 ScreenCraft Short Film Production Fund. Osborn and his team will receive a $10,000 post-production grant to finish the film at the highest level possible and ready it for submission to top film festivals.
The intimate and quietly devastating character drama centers on a despondent, middle-aged traveling peddler of a weight loss supplement and the tenuous bond he forms with a bodybuilder while on the road in Atlantic City. The film puts its two complex, fragile leads under the microscope and, according to Osborn, explores “the fragility of masculinity.”
Shot on Super 16 film on location in historic Atlantic City, New Jersey, True Blue stars David Warshofsky (There Will Be Blood, Captain Phillips) and Michael James Shaw (Wiener-Dog, Roots ).
The Short Film Production Fund, administered biannually, offers production grants to talented filmmakers for short film and online series that display originality, vision & exceptional development potential. Additionally, the program offers matching funds up to $5,000 for crowdfunding campaigns, while ScreenCraft pledges ongoing creative development and BondIt and Buffalo 8 Productions pledge production guidance and resources.
Previous grant recipients include filmmakers Danny Madden, Natasja Fourie, and Tom Botchii & Sam Kozel and Dani Bailes and Alexis Korycinski.
The deadline for the current cycle of the Short Film Production Fund is November 30th, 2016. Apply now!