We all love those nerdy 1980's classics, but in a post #metoo world they’re pretty cringe-worthy... We're making a modern college comedy that celebrates our favorite 80's tropes (cheesy dancing! montages! misfit nerds!) while being inclusive.
Inclusion StatementWe are a woman-owned production company on a quest for inclusive representation for women and minorities on crew as well as on screen. The roles for Good Chemistry are written and cast with this in mind, as is our fantastic crew!
About The Project
We all love those 1980's classics...
Silly, yet earnest movies like Revenge of the Nerds, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science! However, in a post #metoo world, rewatching these favorites can be pretty cringe-worthy.
We're out to make a modern comedy that celebrates our favorite 80's tropes while being inclusive.
Chemistry major Casey is spending another Thanksgiving alone at Central Tech (hard to be home for the holidays when you've been estranged from your family). But she may not be as alone as she thinks!
When she meets fellow Turkey-Day orphan Jason, she hatches a scheme to boost his holiday cheer with a last-minute makeshift feast.
Along the way, they both discover that even if you don't fit in with your biological relatives, you can still find family.
Why Good Chemistry?
Nostalgia can be a tricky thing.
Some of our favorite memories as kids, teens, etc and certain moments seem to have a glow of perfection over them.
So much so, that sometimes it feels like nothing could ever top it!
Same goes for some of our favorite movies and stories. We go back to visit our tried and true tales from yesteryear, with bated breath - ready to relive those memories...
... only to find that we forgot a few crucial elements. Ones that make those stories much less appealing, and pretty offensive.
We want to put the right kind of lens over those film favorites we loved so much by taking a treasured genre, and paying homage to it -- keeping all the goofy fun, while saying good riddance to the not-so-great aspects.
What if Weird Science starred smart women who used computer programming for non-creepy purposes?
What if Real Genius included LGBTQ folx?
What if Revenge of the Nerds wasn't super sexist/racist?
What if Artax didn't die in the swamp of sadness!... Okay, maybe some things can't change, but you catch our drift.
We are creating Good Chemistry as a way to pay homage to our favorite tropes and stories in a way that also celebrates the progress we have made in the 21st century.
This will be done with inclusive casting, representation in front of and behind the camera, and plot lines that pass the Bechdel Test in a snap.
Good Chemistry is a way to shine a light in a sometimes dark world, by making something old new again.
Join us in making a new kind of classic comedy... one where everyone belongs.
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About This Team
Our powerhouse team of creatives make up the best part of this campaign! Our powers combined create 20 plus years of experience in filmmaking.
Robin and Megan co-founded Adventuress Films on the belief that inclusivity matters, both on screen and on crew.
ROBIN works as a director and producer on feature films, music videos, and commercial content for clients such as: Adidas, Nike, Amazon, Intel, Xerox, and Kodak. She delights in working with actors to create truthful performances. The most recent music video she co-directed, Anna Tivel's "The Question", takes a journey into the inner experience of a trans woman. It is currently making a very successful run on the festival circuit.
MEGAN knows comedy! She is back to writing and producing after a 6 month stint as Phyllis/Meredith & Others in the hit Off Broadway musical, The Office Musical Parody. She's studied improv (Upright Citizens Brigade and The Liberators), playwriting and screenwriting (Portland State University), and has appeared on various TV shows such as Grimm, Leverage, and the much-lauded Amazon series The Benefits of Gusbandry.