Posted July 6, 2016: reposted with updates
SYNOPSIS: In the urban metropolis of New York City, seven friends embark on a hallucinogenic experiment, discovering the complexities in which their lives reflect onto one another, as they transcend into established adulthood.
TITLE: Taming Time
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Feature Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals
DIRECTOR: Adam Hans
WRITERS: Adam Hans, Harry Lopez & Rumeal Richards
PRODUCERS: Adam Hans, Harry Lopez & Rumeal Richards
PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
LOCATION: New York City, NY
ALL CHARACTERS ARE BETWEEN 18-21 YEARS OLD.
Luka is a rebel, he abides only with his own definition of ideals or morals, and although unfavorable in his decisions, he believes deeply in a causation to his very chaotic existence. Therefore he acts as if fate has enslaved him as a baneful individual, taking what he wants, and doing what he wants, with an arguable perception that all things happen for a reason, even to the people has hurt, stolen from, or terrorized. Luka was in multiple gangs throughout his entire life, falling into a self –destructive cycle after his father murdered his mother in front of him at 13. Now all he has is his best-friend, Kaiden, whom he’s known all his life.
Elli is a bubbly romanist, an animals rights activist, and a contemporary artist. She is direct, confrontational, and openly expressive with her emotions. Elli is incredibly compulsive and suffers with severe self esteem issues in wake of a deep traumatic past. She has recurring and vicious conflicts with Jesse, her sister. She is outgoing and extremely conversational, as-well always nurturing, grooming and caring for everyone personally, so much so, she was nicknamed, “Squad Mom.”
Jesse is a surrealist painter, mellow and generally easy going, she keeps a strong masculine undertone to her sensitive feminine, yet represses and denies almost all of her true emotions. Her father married Elli’s mother when they were 13, and ever since she internalized and suppressed a rage which echoes at times, exploding and attacking, Elli. Jesse feels guilty about her sexuality and tries desperately to conceal it, as she falls into a passionate affair with Mia.
Mia’s a young and desperate mother, sheltered by Natalie’s Queendom, after being kicked out by the baby’s father. She is lost in the responsibilities of survival and nurturing her newborn son. Mia is free spirited, and free flowing; neutrally accepting things as they are, and appear to be. She becomes infatuated with, Jesse, upon meeting her, and realizes Jesse’s concealment about their encounters, which incites issues from the very start of their affair.
Dahlia is a strong independent female, her vulgar and brutally honest personality guards a delicate, feminine interior, which is deeply displaced, lost and scared. Her mother passed away at birth, her father was laid off and became homeless. Now she wanders in and out of Natalie’s palace of female misfits, yet always well dressed, and groomed. She smokes, and always wears her lucky black choker with a bird pendant hanging from her neck. She is also a the closest friend of Natalie.
Ivy’s body language is explosive and she loves to dance, her voice is powerful and loud with a mellifluous Jamaican accent. She’s the newest to Natalie’s home, leaving her boyfriend who battered her every night in a drunken rage.
Kaiden grew up alongside Luka since they were seven years old. His devotion to Natalie is unparalleled, living in this queendom filled with women, yet never does he violate that loyalty. Kaiden’s morals feed his ambitions to change his life.
KIONI (African American)
Kioni is an old friend of Athan and Kai. A very spiritual girl, she’s keen with her crystals and meditations, always inquiring about visions and hallucinations during meditation and psychedelic trips. She and her friends survive off of stolen funds from private corporations, and selling psychedelics and hallucinogens.
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“Taming Time” is a transformative feature film, revolutionizing the perspective of observation and experience, crafting an “artificial reality,” where the audience can get lost in. Each character embodies the psychology of social niches, creating impressionable personalities and circumstances to saturate the audience with information and ideas in an immersive and entertaining platform.
In addition, the film serves as a launchpad for creative revolutionaries of thriving contemporary culture and social activism, to promote mass-awareness, and solidify a historic image within this current “21st Century Renaissance.”
Being set in modern day New York City, “Taming Time” fully embodies the street art scene, and youth culture that keeps the city ever-changing throughout the ages, in its atmospheric approach to visual storytelling.
This motion picture explores all ranges of philosophical and political thought to re-engage an apathetic, and misinformed millennial generation, by directly and indirectly expressing influential ideas such as, Education Reform, Police Brutality, Environmental Responsibility, National Poverty, Systemic Classism, Political, and Corporate Corruption, in an unbiased formatting, woven in circumstances and situations portrayed by the characters’ interpretation of their experiences in everyday life.
“The foreground is the background, and background is the foreground;” essentially describes the method in which the narrative will be portrayed visually to the audience, in which isolating the characters from their environment based on their focus (internal & external conflicts), will ultimately give a wider perspective, elucidating how circumstances are influenced or intercepted by the crumbling society all around them. This directly allows the audience to apply the same principle to their own everyday life, changing perceptions and inspiring individuals to be, if not politically involved, actively involved in something of cause to their community.
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