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SYNOPSIS

After her mother is hospitalized due to a car crash, Lily, a girl of eight years old goes to stay with her aunt and grandmother. After Lily’s grandmother Beth, who suffers from dementia, tells Lily a fairytale to pass the time it becomes clear that the fairytale is not a tale at all. Lily ventures into the fairytale in search of a talisman to save her mother

THE STORY

Fairytale and fantasy films are fun for the adventure they hold, and in this sense The Machinery of Dreams is no different. With a great story, amazing locations, beautiful makeup and exciting FX, this ambitious PG rated independent film offers every fantasy film buff the kind of story they’ll love. What is different about The Machinery of Dreams is that it touches on some important life situations and powerful life lessons such as coping and acceptance, in a hopeful, kid friendly manner. Life is made up of more than just feel-good moments and The Machinery of Dreams explores some of those moments that challenge us as humans, while ultimately showing the hope that lives in each of us. That’s why we like to say that it’s a “Fantasy Film With Heart".

LABOR OF LOVE

The production of The Machinery of Dreams was very much a labor of love. So many talented people came together and spent countless hours of their own time to get this film shot. The positivity and love that was present everyday on set made for a magical experience that certainly comes across on screen. As we release behind the scenes content you’ll be able to meet the amazing cast and crew and see their creativity at work.

WOMEN ON SCREEN

It’s a disappointing fact that women have had only a third of the speaking roles in movies in the past ten years. On top of that there are an average 2.3 male characters for every woman character and men are far mor likely to be the leads in a film. The Machinery of Dreams challenges those numbers in big way. A powerful female lead cast make this story of hope and love shine bright, while the raw talent of the nine year old Cora Metzfield instantly infuses the screen with energy as she brings every scene to life.

PRODUCTION TEAM

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ERIC HURT

WRITER, DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER

Recent winner of the International Cinematographers Guild “Emerging Cinematographers Award”, Eric Hurt’s passion for film is based squarely in his love of a good story. Hurt’s clear vision through his use of imagery, combined with his love for narrative storytelling is what distinguishes his work. He believes that strong and positive collaboration with the entire production team is the basis for a great film.

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JASON MITCHELL

PRODUCER, GAFFER

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ERINN ANNE SCHEIBEL

PRODUCER

Scheibel is a producer and creative professional with over 10 years of experience in film and network television production in Colorado, Virginia, Los Angeles and NYC. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2004 with a bachelors degree in History she quickly decided to abandon graduate school plans and pursue her love of film through producing. Her credits include feature films, short films, scripted & unscripted network television (ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, Bravo, Discovery and Animal Planet), as well as a number of music videos.

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BILL HARDY

PRODUCER

Bill has been working in the Entertainment Industry since late in the last century. His Assistant Director credits include Step Up and Wedding Crashers. He began producing with Doug Bari’s independent film “Faux Paws”, where he met Eric Hurt.

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JACK STEINBERG

PRODUCER

Jack is a graduate of the University of Virginia, producer, and assistant director member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA). His production experience encompasses features, television, documentaries, industrials, web-based media, film festivals, corporate training, and commercials for Fortune 50 clients like Google, Lockheed Martin and Mercedes Benz.

Jack won a DGA Award for his work on the pilot episode of HBO's Six Feet Under, as well as honorable mention from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for HBO's John Adams. Other assistant director credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Terminator 3, and The Last Samurai. Producer credits include the feature film, Faux Paws; the music documentary, Live from the Hook; and the TV pilot for Time Machine Guitar.

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