Told in the present with flashbacks to the early 1960's, SNAPSHOTS explores love found, love lost, and the bonds that supersede what unfolds through snapshots. Rose (Piper Laurie), Patty (Brooke Adams), and Allison (Emily Baldoni) bring three dynamic women to life. The flashbacks bring us Louise(Emily Goss), Young Rose (Shannon Collis), Zee (Brett Dier) and Joe (Max Adler). It is summer 1961 and the meeting of the two couples at the lake is the catalyst for the story.
In the words of Louise, "Let me teach you to be bold".
SNAPSHOTS is based on the true story of my mother who, on her death bed, divulged a secret she had been carrying for over fifty years. At first I was shocked, but soon realized that everyone could learn a lesson from her secret. SNAPSHOTS is a story for anyone who hesitated to be bold, experienced strained family dynamics, feared being open and honest, or let opportunity pass them by. In other words, EVERYONE.
We filmed in literally 100 degree plus weather (some days 110 degrees). Our cameras overheated which added unforseen delays and overtime. Then to top it off on the last night of our 15 day shoot over $7500 of equipment was stolen. Then, we realized that those oroginal 1960's songs will be the frosting on the cake. We just have to twist again like we dd last summer. This left us short so we turn to you to help us .
The film is complete and has won over 30 awards and 14 nominations at festivals like Frameline, BFI Flare in London, Soho International Film Festival, Out on Film Miami and IFS. We are seeking funds for a huge surprise cost of the 1960's songs we have in the film.
To bring my mother's story to life is the greatest joy for me. When director Melanie Mayron (Jane the Virgin, The Fosters, Grace and Frankie, GLOW) read the script, she declared that she must make this film (Her first feature in 16 years). It's message couldn't be more needed- especially now.
Please help me with the final costs for SNAPSHOTS. Through the laughter, the joy and the tears, I want to honor my mother's story but more importantly, encourage people to "BE BOLD". So please be bold!