Soulmate(s) is a female buddy comedy, showcasing the strength and power of female friendship. Two Vermont girls are each other’s everything. When one girl meets the man of her dreams, the other drudges up a drunken college pact in order to save her best friend from choosing the wrong soulmate.
About The Project
Soulmate(s) is a story sprung from the new reality of our generation in which women in their late 20s live together post-college, in a marriage-like relationship. In the vein of Obvious Child, Frances Ha, and Sideways, Soulmate(s) follows characters Samantha and Jessamine as their marriage-like relationship hits an impossible obstacle, which ultimately becomes their opportunity to grow up, grow apart, and grow together.
As women working in Hollywood, we have been frustrated by the lack of representation for women in film, especially with the types of roles that are available for women. So, we created a movie with two strong female leads driven to leave a positive mark on the world.
Soulmate(s) is also unique, because it takes place in a fresh setting: Vermont. All eyes are on Vermont right now, thanks to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Sideways and Garden State are two successful film examples where the location acts as an essential character within the film. We grew up in Vermont and want to give homage to the incredibly special place that made us who we are. Our hometowns of Montpelier and Woodstock were named the number one and number ten best small towns in America. Vermont is one of the few places where the people pride themselves on community and a place where the people are always ready to fight for an important cause. Soulmate(s) brings attention to a current issue in Vermont: the potential corporatization of maple sugar farming. In the film, we create a community campaign called “Local Sap”. Through the campaign, the lead characters help to rally support for local farmers and fight against the new industrialized syrup company.
Our team is in development of Soulmate(s). Currently we are in the financing stage, the script is locked, and leading roles are casting. We will take our real-life friendship onto the reel-screen, playing leads Jessamine Parker and Samantha O’Sullivan. Ryan O’Neal is attached as Samantha’s father. Our team is pursuing other cast with Vermont connections such as Jake Lacy, William H Macy, Luis Guzman, and Whoopi Goldberg.
About This Team
The management team for the Company is our biggest asset. Our Managing Members and Executive Producers are Stephanie Lynn, Alexandra Case, and Catherine M. McDonald. Alexandra Case and Stephanie Lynn have been collaborators and friends for over 10 years. Together, they have written, produced, and acted in numerous short film productions that have received multiple awards and played in festivals across the country.
Catherine M. McDonald’s production experience spans over 20 years and incorporates the full spectrum of movie genres. Raised in West Texas, Catherine obtained her first entertainment job before moving to New York to develop her craft on movies and TV shows such as Sleepless in Seattle, Silence of the Lambs, Basic Instinct, and action picture Highlander II. As an Assistant Director, Catherine worked on Angie, directed by Martha Coolidge, starring Geena Davis; Denise Calls Up with Liev Schreiber; Layin’ Low with Edie Falco and Jeremy Piven; Real Women Have Curves with America Ferrara; and numerous television series including According to Jim, Grey’s Anatomy andWatching Ellie. Catherine launched her career as a Producer on Sexual Life with Elizabeth Banks and Kerry Washington; Reeseville; Steal Me with Hunter Parrish; and Next of Kin featuring Octavia Spencer and Ed Begley Jr. directed by Marty Elcan.
Stephanie Lynn grew up in Montpelier, Vermont. Stephanie began her creative career in local Vermont theater. She continued to study acting and sang in a collegiate acapella group at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and Political Science. Stephanie then went on to study the Stella Adler method in NYC. Now living in Los Angeles, Stephanie works as a singer-songwriter, actress, and writer. Recent acting credits include guest-star roles on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother”, NBC’s “Castle”, NBC’s “Perfect Couples” and starring in a Muppet pilot for the Henson Company opposite Fred Willard. As a writer, Stephanie has created several comedic shorts, all female helmed, one of which was selected for the Quirkfest and Laugh or Die comedy festivals, and another with over 124K views. Stephanie also wrote a female ensemble cast pilot, which received a Hollywood Screenplay Contest award and is currently under consideration by several networks for possible production.
Alexandra Case grew up in Brownsville, Vermont. She studied theater in London and graduated Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she began her career as an actress and voice-over artist. Alexandra studied improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade with Lennon Parham and took an SNL sketch-writing course. After moving to Los Angeles, Alexandra graduated the Groundlings Improv School and become a finalist for a NBC sketch comedy pilot. She recently wrapped a feature film being distributed by Lionsgate, playing opposite Dina Meyer and Patrick Muldoon. Her YouTube videos, which she writes and produces, have over 800k views and have been featured in Yahoo!Sports, Glamour Magazine, and Funny Or Die. Alexandra is currently in development for a girl-power comedy series, which she writes and stars in.