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Founded in 2004 by Kate Chaplin, the Indy Writers’ Group is a supportive community of published and pre-published writers of all genres. IWG offers workshops, signings, and bi-monthly meetings for critique and support. IWG is a diverse group with strengths in various areas, such as self-publishing, e-publishing, small presses, freelance writing, technical writing, editing, etc. Within the network of in person events and online you’ll find a community of writers with various backgrounds and experiences that understand the pitfalls and success that plague writers today. Our group can be found Here on Yahoo Groups

Sunday, September 23, 2007

IWG Author and Filmmaker Premieres Film at Indy Awards

On September 29, award-winning author and film maker, Kate Chaplin will be in attendance to witness the premiere of her short film LOSS at the 15th annual Indy Awards.

The script for LOSS began after Kate’s friend Sarah lost her uncle in a tragic car accident. Kate, being no stranger to death herself, had also lost her uncle at a young age. The two found comfort in thinking that maybe death isn’t the end but rather a new beginning. Sarah insisted that Kate’s next movie be about helping others overcome the loss of a loved one. Months later found Sarah in Japan and Kate on the set with a talented cast and crew making the film a reality. “I couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of the Indiana film makers,” Kate said. “After spending years in Los Angeles, I now know that there is no better place to make a film than Indianapolis.”

LOSS was a real family affair. Not only are the producer's, Kate Chaplin and Joshua Leach, married but three months into pre-production on LOSS, Kate found out she was pregnant with their second child. Just about every aspect of production was being done as Kate's belly grew. Fighting through months of morning sickness, Kate and the crew made it though rehearsals, test shoots, principal photography and months of post production to bring a memorable and heartwarming short film to movie goers.

ABOUT THE FILM: LOSS is the story of a woman who while sitting at her father’s death bed witnesses her father being “taken.” Later on a hill top that nearly touches the sky, Elsie confronts the man who took her father and learns the answers to death as well as life. Dedicated to Steven Lastovich and Tom Gott. Starring: Monica Barajas (A Shade of Grey), Ben Schmitt (The Break Up) and Don Becker (Crossroads).

ABOUT THE FILM MAKER: Named a "Naptown notable resident" by Intake Weekly Magazine as well as one of the "most talented writers around today" by the Writer's Page, Kate Chaplin is an award-winning author and film maker whose projects have appeared on MTV, local television, in print and online. She is the author of The Belief Test and the writer/director of the short films LOSS and Laundry Day. She is the President of the Indy Writers' Group and a proud mother of two beautiful girls. Kate proudly resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her dream is to one day work with Johnny Depp and get drunk in Ireland.

LOSS will premiere at the Indy Awards sponsored by the Indiana Film Society Saturday, September 29, 6pm-10pm at the Laikin Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260. Indiana Film Society Website


Blogger Oopsy Daisy said...

That is absolutely awesome! I know I'll be there with popcorn in hand (and mouth)!

September 23, 2007 at 5:59 PM  

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