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Jul 28, 2016 5:19 PM ET

Archived: So It Goes Film: A mysterious short film about orphans and a dark secret with a faded aesthetic influenced by the novels of Kurt Vonnegut and Cormac McCarthy

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So It Goes Film
A mysterious short film about orphans and a dark secret.

Andy Bosnak
Chicago, United States
‘So It Goes’ is a mysterious short film with a faded aesthetic influenced by the novels of Kurt Vonnegut and Cormac McCarthy. Oren and Benjamin are foster kids who struggle to grow up, love, and survive at the work farm run by the oppressive Ma Dallin. Donate to our movie, see our filmmaking process, watch it at home, and get additional rewards.


Something isn’t right at the Dallin farm where sickly 16-year-old Oren has been in foster care for 4 years.  Book smart but a social pariah, Oren is mourning his boyfriend, Tomaj, who died from kidney failure 6 months ago. Oren keeps to himself when Benji, a kind-hearted boy arrives to fill Tomaj’s empty bunk. When Oren sees what foster mother Ma Dallin has been up to, he must decide whether or not to tell the other boys. Benji’s sweetness gradually wins Oren over and he falls for the new kid and shares the deadly secret about Ma’s hi-protein flour. Frustrated that Oren would keep this a secret from the other boys, Benji abandons him, and Oren must decide what to do next.

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Note From the Director

This screenplay says what I’ve always wanted to say, there is darkness in the world, but we can fight it if we join together. I’ve assembled a crew of experienced, talented artists who care about communicating worthwhile messages in film.
We’re shooting in October. The movie will be finished in March 2017.

Meet the Crew

Andy Bosnak – Director

Andy Bosnak’s lifelong passion and career in music led him to filmmaking. A director who does sound, Andy wants to share the stories of inspiring everyday people who commit to positive efforts. Andy teaches post production audio at SAE Institute. He is currently working on his MFA thesis film at DePaul University.

Justin Jones – Cinematographer

Justin Jones is a cinematographer and documentary filmmaker currently pursuing his MFA in Digital Cinema from DePaul University. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Justin received his BA in Communications and Cultural Studies from Michigan Technological University. Justin is interested in capturing pictures and telling stories that are both personal and touch on ideas of memory and identity. He recently won awards for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at DePaul’s Premiere Film Festival for his film “The Farm on Rice Lake Road.”

Joe Adamik & Jim Becker – Scoring Musicians

Joe Adamik & Jim Becker, two of Chicago’s most interesting and versatile multi-instrumentalists, have an extensive list of credits including the 10 years as full-time members of the experimental rock band Califone, currently part of the art-folk band Iron & Wine, multiple side man projects including Freakwater, Paulina Hollers, Manishevitz, Chadwick Stokes, Dirty Three and numerous film scores including Interkosmos, Three Friends and All My Friends are Funeral Singers.  As well as having a natural foundation in rock and post punk mixed with varying music from around the world, they have studied a wide range of styles from jazz, Appalachian, and classical.  Jim Becker plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, loops, and is known for his original improvisation and use of effects. Joe Adamik is proficient with drum set, percussion, marimba, vibraphone, electronics, analog sampling, bass clarinet, clarinet, alto saxophone, guitar, piano, and organ.
Karisa Bruin – Screenwriter 

Karisa Bruin is a professional actor and award-winning screenwriter. Her short film Broke Juke screened at Cannes Shorts Corner in 2015 and was an official selection of several film festivals . She is an experienced improvisor and has performed all over the country. Karisa is currently writing and producing Why Does Mommy Cry?, a comedic look at the lows and lows of motherhood. Find more information at www.karisabruin.com
Stephen Kniss – Producer


Steve Kniss is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BA in Digital Media from Eastern Mennonite University and is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing from DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts.  He is currently touring the festival circuit with his dramatic short films Night Light and Empty Glasses.


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