EXT. SPRINGFIELD - DAY


FROM THE SKY, WE SEE PEOPLE. THEY DON'T NOTICE THEY'RE BEING
NOTICED, BECAUSE IN SPRINGFIELD, YOU CAN LIVE A LONG LIFE AND
NEVER BE ANYTHING. YOU CAN LIVE A LONG LIFE AND NEVER BE
NOTICED. INSTEAD, TODAY, WE WATCH. WE TAKE NOTES.


EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT.

I'm supposed to remember something.

I wrote it down somewhere for my future self to find when I need
to. I've sprinkled stuff around everywhere. I could possibly
look. Like clues. Then I follow them. I never find it. This is a
fool's plan and I'm the proof.

I reassure myself by thinking, "I'll remember what I need to, when it matters, at the right time and place." Everything happens for a reason! I think some people were born at just the right time and place and tasked with the sole purpose of teaching me a lesson. It's sad, but true. And I must be better than them. It's like, one more wrong move and I'll end up like them. One more wrong move and I'll end up in another time and place with another purpose!


Well, I'll go there.

I like it here. I hate it here. It's not so bad for now.

This place is as good as any...
This place is as good as any...
This place is as good as any...

TUESDAY FILM IS AN 11-MINUTE EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA SHOOTING IN NOVEMBER 2022 WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KAYLINN CLOTFELTER.

Tuesday Film is an experimental, coming-of-age drama following the life and thoughts of Kasey, who is overburdened by the beautiful scenes she sees while driving around Springfield, MO. Not vast landscapes, rolling hills and valleys of flourishing wildlife, not sandy beaches paired with perfect blue skies and crashing waves, but the beautiful, in-between moments of everyday life.

Tuesday Film takes place in a modern-day Springfield, MO. It shows us the moments of near kismet, when all the colors match, when people are happy doing nothing really, and when a girl is caught up in the wonder of it all.

Tuesday Film is a self-portrait painted through a series of character vignettes. It’s about looking beyond yourself, looking closer at everything as it happens around you, learning to love where you’re from, and figuring out who you will become. It deals with themes of femininity, finding independence in a town where everyone knows almost everyone, and figuring out who you are outside of who your family has raised you to be.

KEY CHARACTERS

KASEY

Kasey is our main character and protagonist of Tuesday Film. She wants to be famous for a variety of reasons: famous filmmaker, famous actress, famous model, famous photographer, famous writer. The problem is you can’t really become the greatest at anything if you’re trying to do everything. She’s so indecisive, not to mention a bit of a brat, and she has a horrible habit of trying to embody her favorite character from the most recent movie she watched. Okay, okay, now she does have some endearing qualities. She’s a good friend, or at least she really wants to be. She’s loyal to those she loves and she wants them to be able to see the beauty she sees in the world. Her positive outlook is driven by a naive spirit. She’s been protected from true hardship her whole life.

RICHARD

Richard is old, tired, and innocent. He has nowhere to go and no one waiting for him. He has had a hard life. Trial after trial has led him to where he is today, sitting outside of a gas station every day. He’s too old to work, although he would if he could. His foot is broken and his back has grown to be crooked. He can live off of the small snacks and drinks people give to him on their way out of the station, and he can manage to walk across the street to sleep in the park when it gets late.

LAYTON

Layton is the leader of the unstoppable four-man friend group of degenerate drug-dealing boys: Layton, Puck, Seamus, and Newton. His main drug of choice, currently, is acid, although it's not necessarily helping him open his mind to a more free-loving spirit. More like multiplying his sense that everything will work out for him even though he doesn't do any work. He never makes plans, never sticks to ones that are made for him, and truly chases after every shiny thing that might pass him by. Well, maybe that is a little bit "free-loving", but it's all without considering the needs of others.

KATIE

Katie is the Yin to Kasey’s Yang. She is the grounding force behind Kasey’s directionless ambition. Katie has worked the same job at a sushi restaurant since high school, her one fault being she is sometimes late, but rarely. She is modest with her time, and doesn’t just give it to anyone who gives her an ounce of attention. She chooses her friends wisely, and sees the best in Kasey — her loyalty and devotion to friendships. Katie probably has her own version of Tuesday Film, a softer, sweeter version.

MOTIFS AND THEMES

One motif of the film is strings, both tied around Kasey’s fingers and attaching different characters to each other. The strings are tied between unsuspecting characters to symbolize their mirrored existence in Springfield. Same place, Same time. Another Motif is a Fly. Not only do we see an entire scene from the perspective of one, but there will also be flies seen buzzing around static characters in some scenes or flying in and out of frame. This symbolizes Kasey’s attention span, and her desire to be as meaningless as a fly, if she is bound to think like one anyway.

CREATIVE COMPARISONS

Tuesday Film is the strange love child between American Beauty and Gummo. It’s a statement of the dynamics between an ensemble cast of strangers, told through a cacophony of seemingly disconnected scenes and characters. It’s narrated by an anti hero, not to be trusted. Our approach takes advantage of contrasting cinematic styles: the seemingly documentarian approach of Gummo and the surreal aspects of American Beauty.

ETHOS

OUR GOAL IS TO SHOW YOU A CITY YOU MAY HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, OR TO GIVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON A CITY YOU’VE GOTTEN WAY TOO USED TO SEEING. TO NOTICE THE SIMPLE MOMENTS. TO LOOK CLOSER.

CREW

KAYLINN CLOTFELTER | WRITER, DIRECTOR

Is a Missouri-born director and multimedia artist. Her storytelling inspiration comes from everyday life, and finding appreciation in the small things many people wouldn’t notice. Her background is in music video and micro-short film production. Her love for filmmaking grew from a love of art in general, she loves combining all mediums in her film work and finding new approaches to storytelling through these different mediums. Nothing brings her more joy than helping make something look beautiful, and capturing it on film. She believes that every story begins by looking within, and is motivated by the power of strong characters, and the lessons they can teach us about ourselves.

PAUL SIMMONS | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Is a Director/DP and co-founder of Mood Ring Films, a video production company based in Springfield, MO. He grew up on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska and for fun, made home movies with siblings, cousins, friends, anyone really. Paul now has ten years of filmmaking experience, including filming humanitarian work in over forty countries. He's actively collaborating with other filmmakers, musicians and artists making narrative films, music videos, documentaries, and commercials. His work is defined by a love of art-house cinema and a fascination with sound and how it evokes emotion when blended with an image

BRADLEY BALSTERS | PRODUCER

Is a photographer and business professional from Springfield, MO, and currently based in St. Louis, MO. His meticulous eye for detail — whether it is the background of a photo, formulae in a spreadsheet, or the width of a dash — sets his work apart. He brings just the right amount of Type A personality to a creative project and keeps things in balance. He has worked on a large number of film projects, usually shooting stills, and has experience producing as well. In addition to his experience in the creative space, he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, which lends itself to his ability to keep a project’s financial status organized and in balance.

JACK DUFFY | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Is a Wisconsin-born and Utah-based filmmaker and photographer. His background is in shooting and editing with a specialty in analog mediums. His DP work has an emphasis on the final edit, a skill that he has honed in on in his almost 10 years of video work. Jack’s approach to capturing a story is often paired with improvised performances and heavily stylized visuals. His goal is to capture and create images that tell a complete and compelling story that evoke thought and conversation beyond the watchtime.

NIKKI SIMMONS | PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Is a Missouri-based production designer and producer. She spent 5 years filming and traveling for the non-profit sector before she and her partner started their own production company, Mood Ring Films, in 2021. Since turning her focus towards production design, she has made music videos for artists on labels such as Third Man and Tooth and Nail, as well as many narrative shorts and commercials. She loves seeking out live locations and highlighting the character they already possess, the challenge of hunting down obscure or vintage props, and the effect of putting care into every detail that appears on screen. She believes in the power of collaboration and community through art.

KADIE KIRKPATRICK | WARDROBE STYLIST

Is a stylist and costume designer based in Springfield, MO. Commonly known as her pseudonym, Kadie Foofoo, she primarily styles for video productions and editorial style photo shoots. Over the years, she has worked on photo shoots, short films and music videos with Kaylinn Clotfelter. With a focus on sustainability, she uses all second-hand clothing for her clients and has created custom pieces to take works to the next level. Kadie has a unique sense of style that brings her work a feeling of nostalgia while being innovative, and she hopes to continue to work on more abstract works like Tuesday film.

LOGAN K. TRIPLETT | EDITOR

Is a Brooklyn-based editor and animator, working in a large range of formats and styles. He most enjoys narrative film and music videos and loves the satisfaction of manipulating the footage to arrive at that perfect cue which moves the audience. He’s cut music videos for artists Fletcher, Spoon, and Citizen, and has edited ad campaigns for Nike and Audi. He’s now looking to extend to more narrative and documentary projects that push boundaries and give insight into worlds we don’t often consider.

COLE SIMMONS | MUSIC DIRECTOR

Is a Multi-instrumentalist and a swiss-army-knife creative. Cole has been writing, performing, and recording music for various mediums professionally for over 5 years. His creative collaborations have been featured in various publications, marketing materials, and films. Cole's varied body of work continues to grow musically and visually. He is passionate about focusing on new projects that exceed the former, never doing the same thing twice, and continuing to expand his collaborative circle.

BUDGET

WE ARE HOPING TO RAISE $24,950 TO COVER ALL PRODUCTION AND POST PRODUCTION COSTS. WITH THIS BUDGET, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD ALL ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT, LOCATIONS, PROPPING, AND WARDROBE. WE WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO COMPSENSATE CAST AND CREW FOR THEIR TIME AND TALENTS.

It is my deepest regret that I did not, or rather, could not
capture these moments as they were happening. Instead, I went
outside every Tuesday and hoped to see it happen again.

The WALLS OF THE ROOM DROP to reveal it was built on a
THEATRE STAGE. KASEY remains in place, exposed.

Why do people need to see what I'm seeing? Do they
see me in themselves like I do in them?

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