The idea for Baggage started in early 2014 when Andi Behring wrote the screenplay after hearing an urban legend about a girl in New York having the worst day ever. After several rounds of revisions and meeting with her production team, the decision was made to do this short as big and best they could. They decided to shoot all interior locations in Atlanta, and all exteriors in New York City.
In an effort to fundraise for production, the script was entered into screenwriting competitions across the globe. Baggage was well received and has since been featured in the Houston Comedy Film Festival, Las Vegas Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival, Milledgeville Film Festival, Canada Independent Film Festival where it won second place for short narrative films, the APM Short Screenplay Competition, the London Film Awards and the 2016 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Competition.
Once enough fundraising had been generated to Andi's dream short, she started her own production company in January of 2016, and And D Productions, Inc. was born – also known as &D Productions. Filming was completed on their first official project “Baggage” in May of 2016 in New York City. Baggage completed post production in September of 2016, and Andi is now working on developing Baggage into a full length feature screenplay as well as working as a location manager in Atlanta, Georgia.
Baggage has since been featured in the NYC Shorts Fest, the USA Film Festival, and the Madrid International Film Festival. Coming up next, Baggage will be featured in the Southern Shorts Awards in Roswell, Georgia on July 15th, 2017. It is nominated in the Best Comedy Short category, as well as Best Actress for Allie Ficken, and Best Cinematography for our Director of Photography, Sean Cruz. Then Baggage heads back to NYC to be featured in the Summer Series in the NewFilmakers - New York installation on August 23rd at the Anthology Film Archives. And finally, over the last weekend in September, Baggage will make it's West Coast premiere at the Breckenridge Film Festival in Colorado.
Check back here for updates throughout the year as Baggage continues it's film festival tour around the world.
NYC Shorts fest 2017
Baggage screened at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on May 30th, 2017 for it's world premiere!
USA FILM FESTVIAL 2017
We are proud to announce that Baggage was a finalist in the USA Film Festival 2017, which was held in Dallas, Texas in April.
Madrid International Film Festival 2017
Baggage will have it's international premiere in Spain on July 10th! Baggage is up for awards as it is nominated in the "Best Short Comedy" category, as well as the "Best Hair and Make Up Design" category. Congratulations to our outstanding Hair and Make Up Designer Elizabeth Moore on her nomination!
The short screenplay for Baggage has been officially featured in:
the London Film Awards, the Comedy Film and Screenplay Festival, Canada Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles CineFest, the Milledgeville Film Festival, APM Short Screenplay Competition, the Artist Alliance Short Screenplay Competition and the Houston Comedy Film Festival.
Behind the Scenes of Baggage
A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of it's charming low life's.
After moving to New York City from Kansas, Paige starts house-sitting for a family friend, which quickly turns for the worse through a series of unfortunate events. She then frantically wanders around the city, searching for a way to make it right. Along the way she makes a new friend, and ends up learning the true definition of karma.
Wide eyed Paige from Kansas moves to New York City to attend NYU and feels very much like a small fish in a big pond. She’s figuring out the city when her mom calls and asks her to house and dog sit for their family friends, Margret and Jim Tarver. She arrives to find a very lavish apartment and nervous Margret, who gives very specific instructions for tending to their old and frail dog, Ms. Piddles. Paige assures her that Piddles is in good hands, and after carefully doling out her medicines, once alone, Paige decides to get drunk in celebration for her first night of freedom as an adult in New York City. She wakes up in the morning slightly hung over and starts to prepare the morning medicines, when she discovers the worst has happened over night. She phones the Tarvers and frantically searches the upscale loft for a dog carrier. Hours later we find her on the street, wandering around lost with a very full suitcase in tow. She decides to get on the subway, and as soon as she does she fatefully runs into a new friendly and foreign stranger. They hit it off and talk about life, only for Paige to realize in horror that she still has a major problem to deal with. She hurries off the subway with new handsome friend in toe, as he approaches her to try and score a future date. Our story is then turned upside down, as karma reigns supreme.
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 16:02 - 17:08 with credits
Country of Production: USA
Date of Completion: Sept. 9th, 2016
Genre: Dark Comedy
Frame Rate: 23.976
Shot on: ARRI Alexa
Sound Format: 5.1 Surround
Filming Days: 5
Filming Locations: Atlanta, GA
& New York City, NY
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