Millennial With a Cane is a comedy-drama about an MS patient who comes to terms with the disease.
The feature film will be directed by its screenwriter, L. Tanner Smith, who himself has MS.
Millennial With a Cane is an urban coming-of-age story about young adults who are at that point where they have to (or feel they have to) decide what they want to do with their lives…even when they are stricken with neurological diseases. In a time when “invisible illness” is getting more recognition and confusion, MWAC will speak for those who are going through the motions and need reassurance that they are not alone. It will also be informative for those who don’t (but hopefully want to) understand it. Due to the humor that is scattered to balance the real-as-hell issues at work here, the film will also be entertaining to others who will hopefully learn something in the process, which is what a good “dramedy” (comedy-drama) is supposed to accomplish.
Right now, we have a script and a vision. But we need your help to make it come to life!
What We Need
We want to put as much money and effort into the making of this ambitious project as possible, because it's a personal project with a lot of passion that's going into it as well. All of it will go into crew labor, talent expenses, location/travel expenses, props, wardrobe, equipment costs, location fees, transportation, craft services, and miscellaneous material.
Any amount is much appreciated, and even if we don't reach our estimated budget goal, we'll still find ways to make it come to life because it's a project that's so close to our hearts.
What's In It For You?
Those who help out will receive these perks: your name in the credits and/or a t-shirt that advertises the film and/or executive/associate-producer credit and/or exclusive access to the film!
TANNER: I wrote the screenplay as a way of speaking for both myself as an MS patient (the struggles, the depression, the ways I can be lifted up, etc.) and people around me who either understand, want to understand, or hardly understand. So, the people who see the film need to understand that they are not alone and the sorts of things that happen in the film are happening around us.