A time machine + a stolen formula = The perfect scenario for Dana Benoit to go on an adventure through time that she never expected. This is PARALLEL.
Inclusion StatementThis film would be a rare sci-fi feature where the two leads are black women. We're queer women of color who know how rare it is to see people who look like us in front and behind the camera. We are striving to have an inclusive crew as well.
About The Project
Life takes some unexpected turns.
I have wanted to make genre films since I was 13. I actually decided to make movies on my 13th birthday while sitting in the movie theater watching Kill Bill Vol. 1.
I remember thinking "I could do that. I should do that. I should make movies."
The rest they say is history. So what has been holding me back, you ask?
When I began writing this story in 2012, I never thought I would make another movie again. I had moved to New York after graduation and was working at internships and very far from home. I just didn't have the want to make films.
I actually was going through a crisis where I believed I was making a mistake in my life. I was afraid that all the dreams of myself showing my friends and family films that I made would never come to past. I channeled all those fears of never having my life's goals come into fruition, the fear that I may be making a mistake in my career and life, the fear that I would never given a chance to show the film industry what I had to offer and I funneleld them into this script.
It's surprising that all that fear created such an ultimately positive story.
Parallel starts like this...
Physics doctoral candidate Dana Benoit, who wants to change the world and give it something that had only been dreamed of: time travel. Her own obstacle is the current God of physics: Henry Von Schmidt. She’s almost there, she enrolled in his class, her equations are ready to be tried but he freezes her out. Dana’s hopes are dashed when Von Schmidt steals her chance to try the time travel. Accompanied by a classmate, Peter, she is off to explore in a time machine. What occurs is that Dana gets to travel through time.
Just not the way she expected.
Life has a way of not turning out as you expected.
I didn't stay in New York. I moved back home and eventually out to LA. I never thought I would be living on the west coast(best coast!).
I never thought that I would want to direct again, but I do.
I also figured out how to combat my fear. Asking for help!
So I want to ask for some favors:
Follow us here. I promise to not spam you with messages. I will include great gifs and videos that are inspiring the team and making us chuckle. You can also watch us on this journey to make this film.
If you can, give us some money. We would appreciate it and your money would going this film [Work on this]
Share this page with anyone else you think would find a black woman traveling through time very interesting.
[Thank you gif here]
Use the WishList to pledge cash and loan items - or - Make a pledge by selecting an incentive directly.
About This Team
MK McFadden hails from a smallish town in South Carolina. The daughter of a Early Childhood teacher, she learned everything about life reading books, watching TV, and going to the movies. As storytelling was the only constant interest in her life, she dedicated herself to learning the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking. To this end, she earned a bachelor’s degree in film and television from SCAD and a master’s in creative writing at Full Sail University. When she is not working in post production on Reality TV, she writes various stories in various mediums about our technology and its implications on society. MK is 28 and resides in Los Angeles, where it rains more than she expected.
Claudia Capria is from the faraway land of Worchester, Massachusetts. The youngest of two, she is the female version of her father (sarcastic and an introvert). She was kicked off of cheerleading at the age of 8 for not being peppy enough so she started reading, arguably, too much. She graduated with honors from Fairfield University's Film, Television, and Media Arts program. When she is not working as an Assistant Editor, she takes pictures, a hobby developed in high school, and writes the campiest of horror movies (puns for days). Claudia is 23 and resides in Los Angeles, where everyone keeps saying she is 16, to which she responds "Yeah, out of 10."