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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner's This is Nowhere

This is Nowhere, a feature length drama produced and directed by NYWIFT member, Heidi Philipsen-Meissner has launched a Seed & Spark campaign for post-production work. The deadline to help fund the project is November 5, 2015

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This is Nowhere is a character-driven drama. It's summer-break, and fifteen-year-old Darcy is working in her parent's motel, the seedy one on the edge of town. Out-of-town travelers, desperate to sleep for a night, rent rooms here at a cheap rate, never aware that the person in the room next door  is shooting up, or that down the breezeway a pimp may be leading another man to the bed of his working girl.  Darcy's parents take in the recently released for a price from the Department of Corrections. Darcy only sees them as people, too naive and idealistic to know the danger she might be in. But Darcy loathes the dull mundane of day-to-day living and cleaning and serving at the motel--and dreams of something or someone to take her anywhere out of "nowhere," until she meets Luke.  Luke, who just checked in, is older, handsome, and brooding...straight from the cover of the romance novels she sneaks off and reads in the woods.  Suddenly, Darcy finds herself faced with a choice: Stay close to the world she knows and loathes, or venture off into the uncertain, possibly dangerous, yet irresistibly drawing unknown. The story of a people society wants to forget and a girl coming-of-age in nomansland... This is Nowhere

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Donations will go towards post-production expenses as well as funding for independent theatrical distribution and exhibition. 

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Heidi Philipsen-Meissner
is a producer, writer, actress & director with 15 years of professional experience in international film, TV and communications, Heidi's a member of the PGA,SAG-AFTRA, AEA, NYWIFT, UPWIFT, Chicago Women in Film & Television, and University of Michigan and Columbia University Alumni Groups.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts