Tequila Mockingbird Helps Co-Produce New Short Indie Film
The team has come on board to help filmmaker Eleanor Wells with her goal to bring her short film Eagle Rock to production.
The story follows a young woman in prison as she reflects on her time in a cult, her relationship with its leader, and the events that led to her crime.
“This story came about with a fascination with cult leaders such as Charles Manson, Jim Jones and David Koresh, and a desire to understand the young women who fell into their orbit. While I've never been in such a position myself, I understand the loneliness, isolation and desire to be loved. In telling this story, I hope that I can be truthful to what these women experienced in order to be a piece of a conversation that helps others from falling down the same path. ” - Eleanor Wells, Writer/Director
The production had its first round of funding through Seed & Spark, with a second round of funding currently taking place on GoFundMe. Additional funding is needed to finalize the last elements of production.
The production is set to take place in Bozeman, Montana and Los Angeles, California with independent production company Raymond Productions.
The project has also made it as a quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft Film Fund.
About The Director
Eleanor Wells was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was a lover of film, writing, and storytelling from an early age. She has written and directed several short films, including Feature Presentation, about three lonely people in need of connection who find it at the movies as well as Tales from the Airwaves, a Mercury Theater-esque radio drama. She fell in love with the classics as a teenager, and is especially interested in portraying other eras. She firmly believes storytelling is one of the most powerful tools we have to empathize with and understand the lives of others.