In the course of a single day, a woman loses everything only to wake up in a dream world in search of her fairy godmother.
Sometimes life turns upside down and forces you to figure things out, to determine which way is up. Throughout the process of trying to figure things out, we often go in search of someone who can help us, someone who has all the answers.
This film explores the possibilities of outside help and forces us to face our own nightmares and issues; aspects of our lives that we try to hide.
While this film was created for my thesis project for the Digital Cinematography Bachelor of Science degree through Full Sail University, this was also my passion project. It didn’t start out that way. I had a very love/hate relationship with this film when it was first in development. I wrote my first draft while in Hawai’i dealing with family and attending my grandfather’s funeral. It was a very difficult time for me, because through that time, I was also working full time, attending a course at Full Sail, and prepping for my thesis project. I had also gone through a divorce the year prior, so this was my first major family event without a partner. I know that people have endured worse, but for me, this was a turning point in my life and I wrote a script that would turn into the monster that you find on this page. It is a film about loss, grief, and women’s issues. It is very dear to my heart and I hope that you’ll get out of it what I not only put into it, but also got out of it myself. Through multiple drafts and concept meetings with trusted crew members, The Unlost, became the film that it was meant to be.
My local Boise team brought their entire selves to this project and it can be seen throughout the film. Without these amazing and dedicated filmmakers that I had the privilege of working with for the better part of 2017, The Unlost would be just a script. With a cast and crew of over 40 people, The Unlost, was shot over the course of four days by dedicated people who not only believe in local independent film, but also believe in this project. The Unlost, was brought to fruition with costume design by Heather Horner, hair and makeup design by GiGi Huntley, cinematography by Liam Tain, and music by Joseph L Young. Everything in this film was shot in Boise, Idaho, by local artists. Their talent shines through as actors, crew members, and all-around awesome people.
Copyright Stephanie Michelle Lokelani Cullen 2019. All rights reserved.