Tuesday Night is a comedy about the sensationalised media representation of trans people, and the burdens of local planning regulation.
Frank is a small town police detective on the prowl for plots and conspiracies wherever he can find them. Of course, mostly he deals with parking tickets and fly-tipping.
Then one day, Lynne walks in. A rich, middle-class stockbroker with a temper, her neighbour’s put up a shed right next to her patio (!) and she’s demanding the cops get it moved.
Frank’s initially not interested. But when he discovers Lynne is transgender, he recalls all he’s learned from seeing trans characters on CSI, Law and Order and – better yet – Silence of the Lambs. At last, he has his underworld conspiracy, and sets about questioning Lynne about every unsolved crime he can quickly pull off Wikipedia.
Lynne’s first instinct is to tear Frank a new one – but she really does want to get that shed taken down. So now she’s got to indulge Frank’s delusions while carefully steering him toward the result she needs.
Tuesday Night is Pondering Media’s second cinematic short and eighth independent production overall.
Our debut short ‘Would You Like Some Toast?’ is in the midst of its festival campaign, most recently being accepted into the BAFTA-affiliated London Short Film Festival.
Writer-director Michael Healy has a degree in film studies and a background in advertising, building his career around his comedy work. Many of his earlier sketches are available to view online.
Producer Richard Wade holds a degree in media and production management and has production credits on many major Irish projects, including Vikings, Irish Pictorial Weekly and Redwater.
Karen Healy is a producer, actor and standup, and was named one of ‘London’s Most Creative Irish Minds’ in 2015 by the Irish Post. She’s Pondering’s founder and is signed to Byron’s Management.
WHAT WE NEED
We're seeking €3,000 to match the €3,000 we have already raised from independent investors. We believe in turning projects over quickly, so we're hoping that with the support of our backers we can deliver the project early in the new year.
We've dedicated half our budget to production design and camera expenses: Delivering a final production with a clear evolution in production value over our previous work is a priority for us. The remaining funds will cover talent, insurance, postproduction and location fees.
Our key risk is in delivering the project on time, without allowing the production schedule to overlap with any of our other projects. With that in mind, we've already begun tackling the most time-consuming production tasks (locations, for instance).
We're also conscious of keeping our accounts in order: The film's budget will run through a separate company account with its own expense procedures.
AND THAT'S IT!
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