My name is Brooks Sullivan, and I am a 17-year-old filmmaker in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite only being in the film industry for a year, I have had the honor of working on various creative projects for outlets such as Adolescent Content, Re:imagine Atl, No Comment, and several talented filmmakers from across the state. After a year of helping out on set and observing what it takes to produce a short film, I have decided it was time to create my own short film!
In early September, I began writing the script for "City Nights at the Plaza Theatre" after reflecting on past memories of coming to the great city of Atlanta for the first time. I grew up about an hour away from the city in the small town of Buford, Georgia- where the only thing to do on a Friday night is watching the local football team compete at my high school stadium. As you can imagine, going to Atlanta for the very first time was somewhat of a culture shock.
Atlanta is a magical city. I have made lifelong friends here and memories that continue to stir up laughs whenever I retell them. This is why I find it so important to create a coming of age film that focuses on just that: teenage memories in the great city of Atlanta. Highlighting several quirky landmarks only true Atlanta natives would know, my short film is sure to capture the beauty of our city, as well as provide light-hearted comedy audiences are sure to enjoy.
However, I need your help.
In order to fully create the image I have been seeing in my head for the last few months, I need to invest money into various aspects such as props, lighting, equipment, and more. Everyone working on this project has been generous enough to work for free- I cannot thank them enough for that. However, I am behind on my budget by $250. If you have been following me for the past few years, you have seen my growth as not only an artist but also an individual. If I am going to start a project, I'm going to go all out in order to properly execute my vision. Being able to create my short film "City Nights at the Plaza Theatre" will help me gain experience as a filmmaker, submit my finished short film to several national contests, and will allow me to gain exposure and get my name out there.
If you believe in my project and can contribute in any way (even if it's just sharing this link with others), I would greatly appreciate it. It is not easy being a teenage girl in a male-dominated industry. This is why I want to start my film career as early as possible so that in a few years, I can look back at my earlier work and feel proud that I was able to overcome the obstacles thrown at me. Your constant support and encouragement do not go unnoticed, and I thank everyone for believing in my work.
Director and Producer Brooks Sullivan