We need to create a poster for the movie we plan to make in the near future. This poster will go on our website and sales materials as a way to garner the interest of potential actors, producers, and financiers.
The movie is called "5 Before 5" and is a romantic comedy/drama. Synopsis: Denique is a spunky, vibrant twenty-something with a razor sharp wit and biting cynicism. Trinidadian by descent, she was born with HIV and adopted by the wealthy white American family who employed her mother as a domestic. She struggles with bitterness from feeling alienated by her peers, while also battling the guilt she carries due to her family’s ability to pay for her treatments while others suffer.
Her views on life and love are challenged when she crosses paths with Shane, a bullheaded rugby player with a fierce independent streak. Diagnosed with a rare enzyme deficiency, Shane tries to dupe the system by pretending to be in a same sex domestic partnership with his best friend to get health benefits while he works a dead-end fast food gig to make ends meet. His devil-may-care attitude and lust for life force Denique to examine what it truly means to be alive.
Although their disparate backgrounds and capricious temperaments initially have them butting heads, the two dynamic characters begin to fall in love. Challenged to take advantage of 5 blessings before they’re gone, Shane and Denique’s lives are set on a new trajectory as they work together to deal with their unique circumstances. [END SYNOPSIS]
Designers have total freedom, as long as "5 Before 5" is somewhere on the poster. Denique does synchronized swimming as her sport and Shane does rugby, so those could be good design elements to capture. We plan on shooting in Detroit and its suburbs, so no desert scenes :) The movie should look youthful and not a downer, even if it does involve characters with terminal illnesses. However, it should have a sense of maturity and professionalism to it.
And most important, if you saw it in a movie theater you should want to go see it!