STUCK follows the story of a group of witty, self-involved twenty-somethings in small-town Massachusetts who find themselves stalled on the cusp of the so-called real world. Their stagnancy is perpetuated by their impulsive, id-driven choices while they each haphazardly struggle to make sense of their place in the world from the comfort of their suburban Massachusetts small-town bubble.
Angela Palladino’s script is an honest and hilarious telling of what happens when this unique group gets lost in the post-graduate fog. This film addresses the much lighter and much weirder side of this dystopian wonderland while showcasing a distinct view from a generation that is caught up in their zeitgeisty selfishness.
STUCK takes a comedic look at the majority of post-graduate students who find themselves stuck in suburbia, with a dead end job and deflated ambitions. The small-town group of post-grads and townies create a unique mix of characters with an unpredictable, yet eerily familiar vibe that hits close to home.
The film is an independent comedy feature film, inspired by a true story. It’s your story, my story, and the story of so many others who have found themselves feeling a little bit lost in their twenties. When we graduate into the real world, we leave school with overinflated ambitions and the somewhat diluted idea that we are going to step out into the world and immediately find success. More often than not, that isn’t the case. Eventually, we realize that we are not quite taking over the world and carpe-ing the diem as we imagined we would.
Rather than wallowing in how frustrating and disenfranchising this can be, writer Angela Palladino chose to focus on the humor instead. According to Palladino, “Let’s face it, when you find yourself at that point in your life, most of what you do and say is absolutely ridiculous”.
To produce STUCK, Palladino has assembled an incredibly talented team of filmmakers and creative professionals to make this script into a marketable film. Palladino herself is a writer, director and producer. Her credits range from writing, directing and acting for stage and short films, radio production management with Clear Channel and Saga Communications, and producing independent music releases through her production company AMP Indie. Director of Photography, William Schweikert, comes to STUCK with over thirty years of experience behind the camera and has DP’d over twenty-five films.
Line Producer, Michael Ricci, has past production credits include Warner Bros, National Geographic’s, Pulse Media, FTP, Fox, ABC/Disney, NBC, New Classic, TLC, A&E, and many more.
The entire team can be reviewed on the film’s website. Coming from diverse backgrounds and varying degrees of experience, the team is a talented and enthusiastic group with a passion for this film that will bring together their individual strengths to create a compelling film that resonates with audiences of all ages while keeping them laughing non-stop.
With zero budget, completely out of pocket, we put together a “Proof of Concept” trailer, which premiered in October and is now on STUCK’s website. As it is a proof, this trailer features some stand-in cast, crew and sets that will likely be replaced for the production of the actual film.
The characters in STUCK represent a reality that many of us have experienced. For every struggling millennial you might find in New York or LA, there are exponentially more people dealing with these same issues, from the dim surroundings of their small town. Unlike many other pieces in this genre, this film does not follow the saga of young adults in the big city.
Instead, STUCK addresses the plight of the often forgotten group of disenfranchised millennial who can’t seem to find their way out of suburban eccentricity.
This suburban circumstance is all too familiar for many, yet extremely underrepresented in popular films and television shows that focus on twenty- something antics. These filmmakers hope to change that with STUCK.
After all, the city is fun; the suburbs are funny.
STUCK is seeking investment and production partnerships. The film can be made for $250,000. Produced in Massachusetts, the production is eligible to earn a 25% tax credit. The producers are also seeking in-kind production services, talented industry-hot actors to help package the film, financing to fund the budget, agents for foreign and domestic sales, distributors, co-production companies, and representation.
Contact Angela Palladino at [email protected]