ABOUT

AMERICA, 2036. BREAST MILK IS THE KNOWN CAUSE OF A DEADLY EPIDEMIC, AND A REBELLIOUS TEEN GIRL IS ABOUT TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE.

Sasha is beautiful and tough. When she’s not at school battling bullies, she spends her days hanging out with friends and challenging authority in standard hormone-fueled fashion.

But Sasha’s world is anything but standard; it’s an alternate world of the future where breast milk has become unfit for human consumption and is strictly regulated by the militaristic medical arm of the government that mandates surgical breast removal for every teenage girl.

Until now, Sasha’s main concerns in life have been her friends and school, but now boys find her ample cup-size revolting and her friendships are dissolving before her eyes.

Suddenly she’s facing a bigger, sharper problem that cuts deeper than teen angst and could alter more than just flesh.

Can comfort be gained at the edge of a surgeon’s knife, or should Sasha choose a whole-bodied future? In a state that grants only the illusion of freedom, does she even have a choice?

In the dark world of  No Milk notions of beauty are subverted, nature is suppressed and science rules.

 

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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I love the wonder of unhindered thoughts and dreams. They offer us a chance to experience moments and witness visions we don’t ordinarily have the opportunity to experience or witness. I allow these visions, in concert with elements of day-to-day life, to inspire my work.

Growing up in Coney Island/Brighton Beach as an only child I was embraced by a rich, complex culture with deep roots. I began my artistic journey as painter and later found my voice in filmmaking. My first film, Dame Factory Inc., is an award winning experimental short; it taught me to trust and believe in my vision.

No Milk explores a future society where peoples’ will to stay true to human instincts has ceased to exist. In this future vanity and superficiality are rewarded but in a way that is very different than we know today. It is a story of young woman who’s conflicted between keeping her body whole and obliging authority.

The initial idea for No Milk came to me in a dream. I woke up feeling so uneasy.What if this was our world? What if what makes a woman desirable was subverted? This was something I knew instantly I wanted to expand on in a surreal narrative film. It’s as much as an exploration for me as it is for the viewer and it’s a collaboration that I’m excited to bring to your attention; I invite you to join me in giving life to this story for everyone to experience.

- Melanie Abramov
dameproductions.com 

FILM SPECS

Director: Melanie A. Abramov
Producer: L. Simpson
Company: Dame Productions
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Format: Digital
Camera: ARRI Alexa
Picture: Color
TRT: 15 min.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

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SUPPORT

I am so grateful for all of the support we have received since starting to think about bringing No Milk to life. I never imagined that so many people, many of whom I had never met, would see my vision and provide help in any way that they could.

We are currently wrapping up post-production and everything is looking incredible. We need one final push and some additional funding to cover  expenses for the audio mix, color correction and festival submissions. Putting out the call for post production support to anyone that wants to join us and contribute to this project.

Our funding goal is to raise $5,000. Contribute in any way you can with our paypal friendly form ->

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$50 or more
OUR BFF – For your pledge we offer the following with love and gratitude: A Thank You email from the Director and Producer, Thanks in on-screen credits.

$100 or more
INTERNET STAR – This pledge earns you a place on the film’s IMDb page. Special Thanks in credits everywhere they appear (Including IMDb), a custom No Milk T-Shirt or pint glass & the final cut of the film.

$250 or more
PARTY VIP – We’d like to show our appreciation with the following gifts: Special Thanks in credits everywhere they appear (including IMDb), VIP pass to party/screening, a custom No Milk T-Shirt, pint glass & the final cut of the film.

$500 or more
Special Thanks in credits everywhere they appear (including IMDb), VIP pass to party/screening, a custom No Milk T-Shirt, pint glass & the final cut of the film.

$1,000 or more
PRODUCER ALERT – Associate Producer credit, VIP pass to party/screening,  a custom No Milk T-Shirt, pint glass & the final cut of the film

$5,000 or more
LET’S TALK BOSS – You’re invaluable to us. Executive Producer credit, VIP pass to party/screening, a custom No Milk T-Shirt, pint glass, the final cut of the film & dinner with the Director and lead actors.

CONTACT

Producer: Lauren Simpson
lauren.simpson1@gmail.com

Director: Melanie Abramov
melabramov@gmail.com