The Short Film "WAVE" inspired by a true story and created for the #MusicbedChallenge

This short film is inspired by a true story about friendship, youth and the fragility of it all. I poured my heart, soul and some tears fueled by my memories into this film. I filmed and edited this project in under 15 days, for the #musicbedchallenge. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share this story cinematically on-screen. 
BUT it would not be possible without my amazing team who demonstrated how much they love and support me and I cannot thank you enough for that. Thank you KevinSteveKellianneTyler, and my girls who brought it to life Jade and Mia!

Lately I have felt in a stuck and restrained place because of the countless production and post-production hurdles with my series, which has caused me to not create much new work. There’s stories I’ve been wanting to film for so long now but I’ve been making the excuse of time. When I saw the Musicbed Film Challenge, immediately I knew I needed to take on this challenge and the story I needed to tell. I wanted to create a film that heavily relies on telling the story through it’s imagery and cinematography.

Written, Directed, and Produced by 
Jennifer Joy O'Grady
Director of Photography / Cinematographer Jennifer Joy O'Grady
1st Assistant Camera / 2nd Camera Operator Kevin Duplan
Location Manager Steve Alejos
Sound Mixer Tyler Jordan
Boom Operator Kellianne Jordan
CAST:
Nikki -- Jade Lee Yee
Jessie -- Mia Bella Nepola
Zac -- Rolando Romero Jr. 
Friend -- Jeremy Martinez
Doctor -- Steve Alejos
Music by:
Ryan Taubert
A LAMENT FOR PEACE
Track Available at musicbed.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voN7WotPEJg

Saudade Season One Post-Production Update

To everyone who has been involved and supported bringing this project to life, I want to say from my heart: Thank you for your patience, understanding, love, hard work, time, and most of all believing in this vision. I can't begin to express how much that means to me. We are forever the Saudade Family ❤ With that being said, we are launching our crowd-funding campaign today! Yes, Saudade is almost at the finish line. We are in our final editing, sound engineering and coloring phase. We are currently seeking funds from our friends and love ones to help wrap the production as it cost for such post-production to be completed for our goal release/premiere date of the beginning of 2018. We ask that you share on social media and pass the crowd-funding campaign along to friends and family who may be interested in contributing any type of donations to the series that we've all worked so hard to accomplish.   Thank you for supporting the arts in South Florida through film and media! The link for the crowd-funding is here:  https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/saudade-the-series#story  We truly thank each and every one of you for donating, supporting and passing this along. We are closer to our dream. Lets finish strong!! -- Jennifer, Erica & Joey

To everyone who has been involved and supported bringing this project to life, I want to say from my heart: Thank you for your patience, understanding, love, hard work, time, and most of all believing in this vision. I can't begin to express how much that means to me. We are forever the Saudade Family ❤
With that being said, we are launching our crowd-funding campaign today! Yes, Saudade is almost at the finish line. We are in our final editing, sound engineering and coloring phase. We are currently seeking funds from our friends and love ones to help wrap the production as it cost for such post-production to be completed for our goal release/premiere date of the beginning of 2018.
We ask that you share on social media and pass the crowd-funding campaign along to friends and family who may be interested in contributing any type of donations to the series that we've all worked so hard to accomplish.  
Thank you for supporting the arts in South Florida through film and media!
The link for the crowd-funding is here: https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/saudade-the-series#story
We truly thank each and every one of you for donating, supporting and passing this along. We are closer to our dream.
Lets finish strong!!
-- Jennifer, Erica & Joey