Producer, director, editor and technologist Mia Sorensen is set to adapt Thomas Tessier’s short story “Evelyn Grace” from his Ghost Music (Cemetery Dance Publications) collection. Sorensen is the second of five directors signed to the THOMAS TESSIER WORLD OF HURT project.
“Tom can do what some writers can’t,” Sorensen said, “making seemingly ordinary interactions sinister; finding terror where we least expect. ‘Evelyn Grace’ is without exception a signature piece of Tom’s work and why I love it so much—how a simple moment in time can quickly devolve into something truly terrifying.”
When Evelyn Grace, 38, is found dead of a drug overdose, Tim LeClerc, a high school acquaintance, attends her wake and is surprised to find that only her parents are in attendance. They confess they haven’t seen their daughter in years, so to comfort them, Tim embellishes the extent of his friendship with Evelyn. But eventually the horrible and deadly truth comes out. Sorensen will write and direct the Tessier story in 2014.
Chicago-based Mia Sorensen, who has been mentored by Edward Albee, has had her work appear alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh at the NY International Fringe Festival. After 10 years of directing and producing commercials for the likes of Sony, Mercedes, and Kodak, she spent time on President Obama’s successful re-election campaign, working on short form documentaries on policy as well as intimate portraits of the President and First Lady. Currently she is working on Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series for Showtime which is executive produced by James Cameron and provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change. For more information about Sorensen, visit http://miasorensen.com/
THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT is an anthology film based on five stories published in his Ghost Music and Remorseless (Sinister Grin Press) collections. All Channel Films, Inc. will provide domestic (U.S.) and Canadian distribution and a film teaser can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7pKsMseLKI. Sorensen joins director Raymond Carr in this project.
The project is currently seeking qualified equity investors and lenders. Interested parties should contact Well Done Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasTessierCT
Film teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7pKsMseLKI
All Channel Films, Inc.: http://www.allchannelfilms.net/
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