It all cracked open one night in Los Angeles, writer Lance Dean startled awake from a disturbing dream. A very very weird dream. So he drew a square from a stale pack of Marlboro Reds and poured three fingers of bourbon into a glass. Then he loaded the typewriter and squeezed the words off like rounds. Bang. Bang. Bang.
Buy Me a Drink Nate, I Promise I’ll Take You Home was the result. The story was published in Caffeine magazine, Los Angeles’ largest alternate literature magazine in the 1990s. Where a diverse cross generation of writers appeared including: Allen Ginsberg, Dave Alvin, and Charles Bukowski. Buy Me a Drink Nate was later published again in the magazine’s anthology Scream When You Burn released by Incommunicado Press in 2000.
Christian Elder shambled into a hole in the wall and met Dean at the end of a bar one afternoon. They burned cigarettes and talked about films and Tom Waits songs. And they drank, of course. This was the origin of the short film based on Dean’s story and later adapted into THE BIG MEET.
Inspired by Humphrey Bogart classics “In a Lonely Place” and “The Big Sleep”, THE BIG MEET is a dark and funny story – A film noir about a hard drinking screenwriter, a blonde, a brunette, and an ex-marine who all collide on one ill-fated night in Los Angeles.
Jessica Mathews (Producer), Christian Elder (Writer/Director), and Lane Carlson (Executive Producer) gathered the resources and assembled a dedicated team of professionals, taking the THE BIG MEET into production in November 2012. They filmed the movie in various locations throughout the City of Los Angeles.
We need to handle our Post-Production costs and take THE BIG MEET “on the road” to Film Festivals (Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, South by Southwest, etc). Unfortunately our resources were exhausted delivering a high quality production, so now we require your financial support to get us there. You will receive some great film noir themed PERKS by helping us out.