Provo

A self-destructive ex-Mormon finds out her estranged father is on his deathbed and roadtrips to Utah to reckon with her past.

a feature film by
emma thatcher

excerpts from Provo feature film lookbook:

where we begin:

we meet Liz, a down and out Chicago artist struggling with addiction. we follow her party hard, meet some friends & bootycall 

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act I

the phone call

Liz's estranged step sister calls to tell her their father is dying, and drops off a framed portrait of Joseph Smith-- a family heirloom their father wanted her to have

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the journey with a stranger 

Liz's friend with benefits, Geoffrey, sees the portrait and is intrigued. he convinces her to road trip to Provo, Utah to make peace with her past

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on the road

 
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act III

Utah

Geoffrey and Liz arrive at her cousin's on her mom's side & it's not how they thought it would be

detour in Wyoming

intimacy

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an ex-Mormon who doesn't believe she deserves love

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influences & inspirations

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