IFS Film Festival - Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold

Wet Dreams follows the remarkable story of a young athlete, Emily, and her coach, Kassie, as they train to compete in the obscure sport, Leisure Diving. Wet Dreams chronicles the duo’s unbridled enthusiasm and unfaltering hope that one day their sport will become recognized by the powers that be and they’ll finally have a chance to compete for gold in the Olympics.

Interview with Writer/Producer Emily Bell

 

Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

Thank you! Wet Dreams came about when I was trying to get some fun new pictures for my Facebook profile. I asked my brother to take pictures of me jumping in our parents' hotel pool (they were visiting from Minnesota at the time). We were having a blast and it occurred to me it would make a fun short film. I asked my good friend Kassie Thornton if she'd produce and star in it with me and to my delight she said yes. She reached out to her friend Darren Coyle who became our Director and Editor, and from there the film became a reality.

Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?

The film isn't just about an amusing premise, it's about the relationship that forms between two friends who take their dream so seriously, they have no concept of how they may appear to the outside world.

 Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold - A strong support system is vital while undergoing vigorous Olympic training. Coach Kassie oversees practice while Emily's husband, John-Scott, looks on from a distance.

Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold - A strong support system is vital while undergoing vigorous Olympic training. Coach Kassie oversees practice while Emily's husband, John-Scott, looks on from a distance.

How do personal and universal themes work in your film?

The Universal theme of this film centers around the dedication to a dream, despite what others may think. The personal theme is about Emily and Coach Kassie's friendship.

How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development?

The original script for Wet Dreams was just an outline and a few lines of suggested dialog. Once we started filming, the story began to develop depth and specificity as we improvised to fill in the gaps. It was a real team effort: everyone was welcome to pitch in their ideas and suggestions.

What type of feedback have you received so far?

People have told us they've watched it multiple times, finding something new to laugh at with each viewing. It's really rewarding to discover that people are enjoying something that was so much fun to make.

Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?

The feedback has made me realize that a project doesn't have to be difficult to be good.

 Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold - Emily and Coach Kassie explain the ins and outs of an obscure sport, Leisure Diving.

Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold - Emily and Coach Kassie explain the ins and outs of an obscure sport, Leisure Diving.

What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?

It's a privilege to have Wet Dreams listed amongst so many talented filmmakers and their projects. We hope people find the premise of Wet Dreams amusing and check us out at our next film festival (coming soon) and/ or on the web when we have our online premiere!

Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?

Film festivals, distributors, and journalists are all welcome!

What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?

We just want to make people laugh!

What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?

What dream would you pursue if you had no doubts about your talent and potential for success?

 Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold - Emily's workplace endorse's her Leisure Diving training by encouraging her to practice new moves and perfect her technique, even while on the clock.

Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold - Emily's workplace endorse's her Leisure Diving training by encouraging her to practice new moves and perfect her technique, even while on the clock.

What are the key creatives developing or working on now?

Emily Bell (Actor/ Producer): is in preproduction for a short Zombie Rom-Com called "Deep Dish Apocalypse."

Kassie Thornton (Actor/ Producer) is currently in postproduction for her first feature film, "The Hunt.” She has a new podcast, called "The Positive Pal,” which will be released in the summer of 2017.

Darren Coyle (Director) is in post production on his first feature film called "The Hunt".

 

Interview: May 2017

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Wet Dreams: One Woman's Chance at Touching Gold

Wet Dreams follows the remarkable story of a young athlete, Emily, and her coach, Kassie, as they train to compete in the obscure sport, Leisure Diving. Wet Dreams chronicles the duo’s unbridled enthusiasm and unfaltering hope that one day their sport will become recognized by the powers that be and they’ll finally have a chance to compete for gold in the Olympics.

Length: 7 min 30 sec

Director: Darren Coyle

Producer: Emily Bell and Kassie Thornton

Writer: Emily Bell, Kassie Thornton, Darren Coyle

About the writer, director and producer:

Emily Bell is an LA actor and writer. She enjoys making collages, watching Rick and Morty, and has a podcast, “Girlz in the ‘Wood.” 

Kassie Thornton, originally from Kansas, is an actor and stand-up comedian. She is happily married and has a dog, Lambchop, who appeared in "Wet Dreams," and a cat, Hot “Smudge” Sundae, who preferred to stay out of the pool.

Darren Coyle is an east-coaster currently crashing in LA.  He is a tv producer as well as an independent filmmaker.  

Key cast: Emily Bell and Kassie Thornton

Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists): film festival directors, distributors, buyers

Social media handles:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wetdreamsshortfilm/

Made in association with:

Where can I see it in the next month? Coming soon...