Wisconsin-raised Rebecca Livengood on her new project JUNE FALLING DOWN - A feature film about a young woman returning home for the wedding her best friend - and the one year anniversary of her father’s death.
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"In the years since he passed away, I’ve wrestled with my old, pre-cancer, dreams of making movies. Of course death makes you question things. But I come back. I’ve always come back.
I got through college, made it to California. Wrote for a while. Badly. Everything was about cancer and little of it was worth saving except one short story about a young woman returning home for her friend’s wedding and failing to be a good sport about it because of her dad’s death.
Now it’s about to be a movie. And I believe I have it in me to do it well. Not perfectly, but well. I have my convictions. I have an incredible, supportive community. No dad to show the film to when it’s all over, but, then again, I knew that from the beginning of all this.
I’ll have a movie about a girl who I know feels real – even though she is not me. Some writers say that every character they write is a version of them. That might be true to an extent. The good and the ugly are all separate versions of me. One thing’s for sure, the father in this movie, in June Falling Down, is not my dad. I would never try to re-create him. I could only fail…”