Wish Inc. movie poster with bodypainted statue  

W I S H , I N C.

A MINDCLOVER PRODUCTION,

Synopsis:

Hope (Stephanie Mello) believes she has found her dream job working for Wish Incorporated. Wish Inc. grants wishes made by thousands of people all over the world every day as they toss coins into fountains. The company has been in business through several generations and is led by The Wish Master (Bivás Biswas). However, Hope soon finds out that the job is not as she had expected. Now she must decide if and how she can still make a difference in the granting of wishes.

Description:

Mindclover Productions, lead by 2012 IFP Filmmaker of the Year Diane Dresback, assembled a very talented team for for the Almost Famous Film Festival A3F 72 Hour Musical Challenge in October 2011. The team included Director of Photography, Webb Pickersgill (2009 IFP Filmmaker of the year); Original Music and Lyrics by recording artist Mark Greenawalt; Editing and creative genius Bob Marquis (editing awards include An Rochambeau, Uplifting Tale and Cordones); and a very talented acting team anchored by Stephanie Mello, Bivás Biswas (Paranoia), and Kane Black (Cowboy Dreams).

This was Arizona's first-ever musical film challenge and it took place on October 7-10, 2011. This 72 hour event required teams to not only incorporate this year's guidelines but every film also had to contain at least one musical moment.

"The creativity displayed by the teams was just incredible to witness." said Jae Staats, Director and Founder of the A3F. "These teams really stepped up to the challenge and made some truly entertaining short films."

Thirty-one teams participated and created films based on the theme, A Broken Promise, a line of dialogue, "Give me a second to think about it." and a prop where a character had to toss a Coin. Just eighteen teams met the 72 hour deadline and dropped off their films at Majerle's Sports Grill in downtown Phoenix.

On October 20, the Top 10 films, determined by our panel of judges, premiered in Phoenix at AMC Arizona Center 24 Theatres. The energetic and supportive crowd cheered on the delightful films that combined comedy and drama with musical moments that brought the audience to rounds of applause throughout the evening. An awards ceremony followed where the Top 3 overall films were announced in addition to $1000 in cash prizes and awards for individual achievements.

An after-party at 1130 The Restaurant ended the memorable night with a festive atmosphere where everyone was congratulating the filmmakers, actors, actresses and crew members on an amazing night of independent filmmaking where everyone became Almost Famous! "It was just one of those nights," remarked Jason Francois, A3F Assistant Director, "where things just fell in place and we had one of our best screenings to date."

 

 


T H E   C A S T

Hope . . . . Stephanie Mello
The Wish Master . . . . Bivas Biswas
H.R. Manager . . . . Kane Black
Statue . . . . Dona Wood
Rich . . . . Bob Marquis
Depressed Man . . . . James Ray
Ann . . . . Sally Ann Francis
Mail Clerk . . . . Stacie Stocker
Orientation Video Narrator (voice) . . . . Greg Shaw
Young Girl . . . . Sedona Nuessle
Wish Inc. Employees . . . . Tonia Bartz, Jeff Cardello, Sally Ann Francis,
Ross Lee Hurt I, Greg Shaw, Sonja Shaw, Bryan
Simcox, Sean Simcox, Stacie Stocker, Kat Water

T H E   C R E W

Director & Screenwriter - Diane Dresback

Writers - Diane Dresback, Mark Greenawalt, Bob Marquis, Stephanie Mello, and Webb Pickersgill

Produced by Mindclover.com

Original Lyrics & Music - Mark Greenawalt
Cinematography - Webb Pickersgill
Editor - Bob Marquis
Assistant Editor - Webb Pickersgill

Special Makeup effects Artist - Mark Greenawalt
Production Manager - Bob Marquis
Graphic Design - Rachel Tullio, Mark Greenawalt
Boom Operator - Keith A Carlson
Assistant Camera - Wes Peterson
Gaffers - Kevin Mason, Sean Walter
Location Soung - Keith A. Carlson, Bryan Simcox
Production Assistant - Ross Lee Hurt I

Special thanks to Darren Mason, Greg Shaw, Rachel Tuillo, Tommy Schaeffer and UAT

Copyright 2011 Mindclover Productions
All Rights Reserved

Country of first publication: United States of America. Mindclover Productions are the authors of this motion picture for purposes of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto. The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.


S C R E E N I N G   H I S T O R Y

October 20, 2011 - Almost Famous Film Festival

February 25, 2012 - Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival, Canada (program)

January 12, 2012 - DarkCon Independent Film Festival

March 31 and April 1, 2012 - Phoenix Film Festival

May 25, 2012 - Phoenix ComiCon Film Festival

July 11, 2012 - Prescott Film Festival Monthly Film Series


A W A R D S   A N D   N O M I N A T I O N S

2011 Almost Famous Film Festival (full results)
Selected as a Top Ten film
3rd Place Overall Film
2nd Place Audience Favorite
Brock H. Brown Best Script Award
Best Use of Prop

2012 Phoenix Film Festival
Official Selection

2012 Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival, Canada
Official Selection

2012 Phoenix ComiCon Film Festival
Official Selection


T H E   S O N G S

WISHING WON'T CHANGE THE WORLD
Music & Lyrics by Mark Greenawalt, c2011 Future-Class X Publishing
Vocals - Stephanie Mello
All instruments and sound recording - Mark Greenawalt

WISH INCORPORATED
Music & Lyrics by Mark Greenawalt, c2011 Future-Class X Publishing
Lead Vocals - Dona Wood, Sally Ann Francis, Stacie Stocker, Bivás Biswas
Ensemble Vocals - James Ray, Stephanie Mello, Kane Black, Dona Wood, Sally Ann Francis, Stacie Stocker, Bivás Biswas
All instruments and sound recording - Mark Greenawalt

WISHING WON'T CHANGE THE WORLD (REPRISE)
Music & Lyrics by Mark Greenawalt, c2011 Future-Class X Publishing
Vocals - Stephanie Mello, James Ray
All instruments and sound recording - Mark Greenawalt

 


P H O T O S   F R O M   T H E   S E T

Filmmaker of the Year Diane Dresback makes her wish Editor and writer Bob Marquis Wish Inc. Behind the Scenes
Kevin Mason reflecting light Diane Dresback giving direction beside Dona Wood statue Diane Dresback and Bob Marquis pondering the shot behind Dona Wood
The crew of Wish Inc. from Dona Wood's perspective Closeup of the statue headress made by Mark Greenawalt The statue played by Dona Wood
Dona Wood collects the coins and sings the reprise Actor James Ray is on set waiting for his scene Sedona prepares to make her wish
Webb Pickersgill pops out from behind the camera to see daylight Close up of the painted eyelids of acress Dona Wood At the end of the training video the little girl gets her scooter
Young actress Sedona on the set of Wish Inc. Sedona prepares for the opening scene Webb shares the footage of Sedona waving to the camera
The happiest actress smiles for the camera Dona Wood breaking character to smile for the camera Another close up of Mark Greenawalt's body painted statue
Reflections in the pool of the Wish Inc. Statue Starring actress Stephanie Mello who plays the part of Hope Webb shows Sedona the scene she just acted in
2009 Filmmaker of the Year Webb Pickersgill on set Wishing Won't Change The World, I Will Wes Peterson with the clapper slate
     

 


M O R E   I N F O

Wish, Inc. on the International Movide Data Base (IMDB.com)

Wish, Inc. page on the Mindclover Website

 


 

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