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The Story.


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The Story.



adagio - the film

Our goal is to create an authentic, genuine story about the evolution of a father and daughter relationship after he is diagnosed with ALS. We are drawing upon the inspirational and incredible stories of the families we have met with ALS and aspire to incorporate each one of them into our film.

Adagio is a music term for tempo meaning to be played slowly. We chose this based on our protagonist, who loses a connection with her father after they lose their ability to play the piano together as his disease manifests. She transitions from a daughter to a caretaker role. The two ultimately learn more about each other than they ever anticipated. 


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The Kickstarter.


The Kickstarter.



We are FULLY funded!

We are currently in the production phase of the film, and will share photos from set her and on our Facebook page you can access at the bottom of the site!

Best,

Team Adagio

we truly appreciate the donations to make this film become a reality, and hope you stay updated on the project as we move forward with production!

The adagio crew with a few members of the als association

 

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The Families.


The Families.



here is some personal information about the als patients our script and story is inspired and crafted around, drawing from true events and emotion


Tom Masters

Tom Masters is a former engineer born and raised in Orange County. He retired shortly after being diagnosed with ALS and enjoys spending time with wife of 35 years, Heidi. 

Heidi suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, but together they navigate life’s twists and turns with their unconditional love for each other and support from their four children. Tom and Heidi enjoy spending time with their family and Disneyland outings with their three beautiful grandchildren. 

 


dean reinemann

Dean Reinemann and his wife, Tina, live in Orange County, CA. Dean’s sharp wit and incredible sense of humor often cheer the spirits of those at the ALS of Orange County support group as he has a gift of making everyone around him laugh.

Dean and his wife enjoy spending time together and love to travel.  he particularly enjoys “wheelchair races”. 


HANS PFEFFER

Hans Pfeffer lives in Orange County with his wife of 37 years, Sandra. Hans immigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1950s and began a career in the aerospace field. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2010, he became actively involved in the ALS of Orange County chapter support group.

He and his wife love weekend getaways and note that the love and support from their family and friends help them get through the “roller coaster” of the disease. 


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Stills


Stills


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The Crew.


The Crew.


ADAGIO FILM CREW


KEVIN WOLF / / DIRECTOR

Kevin is a senior directing major pursuing a career in making movies that create change. In his free time he likes Nutella. 


MIKAELA BURTON / / PRODUCER

Mikaela is a senior Creative Producing student with a passion for television development and programming. She spends 75% of her week catching up on TV (sorry, sleep!) and eating Trader Joes dark chocolate cookie butter cups (sorry, health!)  


carlotta harlan / / writer

former SIFF FutureWave member and independent film writer. She has a strong affinity for custard-filled donuts and pictures of dogs wearing jackets. 


MATT KOMO / / CINEMATOGRAPHER

Matt is senior Film Production major with aspirations to professionally work for a major Hollywood studio after graduation.  He enjoys doing backflips on the beach and taking pictures of cars while he is not busy filming cars.


ERIC WARD / / ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Eric is a junior Creative Producing student looking to dive into Hollywood or action sports after graduation.  His hobbies include photography, music production, skiing, and relaxing.  Eric has a bright outlook on everything that always ends up getting himself stoked on life.


Gabrielle Smith / / Marketing & Design

Gabrielle is a junior PR and Advertising major pursuing a career in the advertising industry as a creative director. She has a borderline obsession with dolphins.


Harrison Chase / / LOCATIONS MANAGER

Harrison Chase is a film producer from Pittsburgh, Pa. At 15, Harrison was able to intern on a feature film set inspiring a love for all things filmmaking and managing a creative process. In 2011, he moved to Los Angeles to study producing and has worked diligently on short films and indie features. Harrison is a senior at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a BFA in Creative Producing.  He loves Ramen.


Sarah Paciocco / / unit production manager

As a senior Creative Producing major, Sarah has spent nearly 4 years studying producing and hopes to apply what she has learned in the world of television production post-graduation. Sarah has an unnatural fondness for donuts, chocolate, and pickles (but not in the same sitting!)


Lauren Mayes / / production designer

Lauren loves being able to create whole new worlds and transform locations into something completely different than they once were. While building and designing sets from the ground up is what she truly loves she also really enjoys decorating and dressing preexisting sets. Fun Fact: Lauren got ordained to be a minister online.


Camille Smura / / 1st assistant director

Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, Camille is a Los Angeles transplant as of the last five years. While studying film production at Chapman University, she fine-tuned her passion for film, while making her own movies that have helped her shape her directorial ambitions. She also has a blind dog named Radar. 


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