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The Story

ROXIE is the story of two 60-year-old marriage and family therapists going down the rabbit hole of recklessness, seduction and sex. Friends and colleagues for longer than they care to remember, Dave is forever enticing Joel into risky adventures. With Joel’s second marriage failing and Dave perpetually forgetting his own marriage, they take off for a Marriage and Family Therapists conference in San Francisco where Dave convinces Joel that they should hire escorts. It is here that their lives start to unravel. Joel falls in love with the escort Roxie, who has been around a little too long and seen a little too much, while Dave frantically tries to get someone to actually care about him. In ROXIE you will see secrets uncovered, notions of love confronted and friendship tested in ways never imagined.

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The Development

This film was birthed through The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco. Dave, Joel and Kelly, through improvisational work, slowly developed the characters and story. After several months there was about 80-90 minutes of recorded improvisational material. Nick Frangione then came on board to craft a screenplay using the characters and some of the scenes created and ultimately to direct the film. Michael Locke signed on as the director of photography and then this core five people brought ROXIE to life. Filming started in September of 2010 and ended in March of 2013. The film is now complete and heading for festivals both throughout the U.S. and the foreign market. The producers are looking for distribution.

 


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