NYWIFT Member Naomi McDougall Jones' Film Under Her Skin Is on Indiegogo
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Under Her Skin, written and co-produced by NYWIFT member Naomi McDougall Jones, who also stars in the film, is on Indiegogo.
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Under Her Skin
Lana moves to New York to escape her overwhelming grief over her mother's death. Desperate to find someone she can connect to, she moves in with Kate, a young woman careening into a deep depression in the midst of a mid-20s crisis. Despite some initial reticence on Kate's part, the two become close friends after Lana reveals to Kate the true, gruesome story of her mother's suicide. Kate comes to depend on Lana as the latter's effervescence and quirky sensibilities help to reinvigorate Kate with a sense of joie de vivre.
Their relationship becomes increasingly entangled as Lana reunites Kate with her recent ex, Geoff, after starting her own affair with their attractive upstairs neighbor, Massi. Lana is thrilled with this newfound "family" that she has created with this foursome and goes to great lengths to keep it in tact. Eventually, this includes sleeping with Geoff in an earnest attempt to resolve tensions over Kate's lingering intimacy issues. Massi, furious over this news, leaves, but Kate, Geoff, and Lana become even closer in the aftermath. However, a chance encounter brings Kate face-to-face with Lana's supposedly dead mother, Dorothy, who did not commit suicide but is very much alive and living in the same place she and Lana have always lived, New York City. Kate and Dorothy return to the apartment to confront Lana who panics as her realities collide. Without options, she runs to Dorothy, begging her to save her from the clutches of the "evil" Kate. With Dorothy's reassurances, Lana agrees to return home. But Lana as realizes that her mother has no intention of taking her home, she moves to New York to escape her overwhelming grief over her mother's death.
Naomi McDougall Jones has been acting, writing, and producing in New York City since 2008 when she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her first play, Walking Wounded won Theater Masters' Aspiring Playwrights Competition, judged that year by renowned playwright Christopher Durang. She has subsequently had seven of her plays produced in New York and across the country, including 36:24:36 (Fringe NYC) and May-December with The Nose. As a producer, she co-founded the award-winning theater company Coryphaeus, which has produced a total of six plays in New York City since 2008. She also co-founded the film company Nine Lives Productions. Her acting credits include Boardwalk Empire, Stunods, Blood Moon, Come Home Raquel, The Mire (The Cherry Lane Theater), May-December with The Nose, and Clammy (Fringe NYC).
Last updated: May. 9, 2012