(2017) (United States)
Screening Block E, Sat Feb 24 8PM
After a string of failed relationships, successful career woman Kate gets the chance via a magical Groupon to rekindle romance with the love of her life — her high school boyfriend. But as she soon discovers, the 40% discount is there for a reason…
Director: Erin Brown
Writer: Kelly Vrooman
Producer: Jane Hollon
ERIN BROWN THOMAS is a director/editor/writer/producer, whose work in film and televsion has taken her across the United States and around the globe.
Most Recently, Erin directed Erika Christensen (PARENTHOOD) and Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH) in ADOPTED: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, a comedy (in post production) in the vein of Modern Family. Additionally, TOKYO PROJECT, a film she edited for Executive Producer Lena Dunham (GIRLS), and Emmy-winning director Richard Shepard, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Elisabeth Moss (HANDMAID’S TALE; MAD MEN.)
Erin directed several other films including: HOTWIRE, an action short film starring Teri Reeves (CHICAGO FIRE); CHASING HAYES, a small town love story starring Kent Boyd (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE); FAMILY, a narrative short entirely in Russian; WILDMAN ATHLETICA, showcasing the aerial silks talents of Christa B. Allen (REVENGE) and Troian Bellisario (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS); and the visually haunting ONCE UPON A DREAM. Erin’s work in music videos has won awards in several international festivals and has been featured on MTVu and vh1.com, shooting indie artists to the front of public attention. COURAGE IS was picked up by ABC Family for broadcast nationwide.
Erin is currently writing two narrative features which she will direct, both with established producers attached— NICOLE, which is a love story that can be described as Her meets Being John Malkovich; and SPLIT—which explores the way sexual shame bifurcates female relationships.
Finally, Erin continues to collaborate with Kelly Vrooman. The dream team is developing both feature properties and a television show inspired by REKINDLED.
Project Link: http://Rekindledfilm.com
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/208771967