Would-Be Actress In NYC Searches For Identity, Connections In 'Dear Pauline Jean' (Fundraising)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 15, 2013 2:39 PM
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New York Foundation on the Arts fellow and a New York State Council on the Arts grant recipient, Shirley Bruno, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise completion funds for her new film titled Dear Pauline Jean - a New York City-set tale that follows a young woman's search for identify, as well as her attempt's to make genuine connections amidst the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps.

Here's an official synopsis:

It's New York City. Seductive. Claustrophobic. Over-saturated. Pauline Jean, a would-be actress is afraid to connect with others... and herself. She follows an unusual list of daily rituals that take her down a rabbit hole of dopplegangers, façades, and existential games. Along the way, she tries to navigate the waters of a murky relationship with an old friend. Is change possible? This is Pauline's emotional journey in the search for identity and intimacy in the city of beautiful masks and stalled connections. 

Emmanuelle Vill, Andrea Leigh, Ernest Waddell, and Tigist Selam are amongst the film's ensemble cast.

Dear Pauline Jean is Bruno's graduate thesis film at the prestigious London Film School Graduate Film ProgramHer previous film The Things I See (which highlights the natural calamities of growing up a young girl dealing with news about the earthquake in Haiti) is currently traveling the international film festival circuit.

For Dear Pauline Jean, Shirley needs to raise $11,000 in completion funds, with just over 2 weeks left to go in the campaign, and $700 raised thus far.

Watch a teaser/promo for Dear Pauline Jean, followed by Bruno's video pitch, below. To make a contribution to her campaign, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dear-pauline-jean/x/616700; or click within the widget underneath.

You can also visits her website at: shirleybruno.com:

Dear Pauline Jean Trailer + director's talk from shirleybruno on Vimeo.

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