LOST & FOUND IN CLEVELAND
FEATURE FILM HEADING INTO PRODUCTION SPRING 2020
LOST & FOUND IN CLEVELAND is an ensemble comedy with heart, a look at the post-Industrial American Dream in the Industrial Midwest – a slice of life depiction over a 24-hour period that follows the personal odysseys of five very different people, whose lives intertwine when America's favorite televised antiques appraisal show comes to Cleveland. It’s “Best in Show” meets “Wizard of Oz”.
On the Yellow Brick Road to the Roadshow, we follow our five characters on their way to Oz: LOST & FOUND, America's favorite televised antiques appraisal show, a traveling Emerald City.
In the context of when it was written, The Wizard of Oz was a commentary on the American Dream during the McKinley administration - "Cleveland's President." In LOST & FOUND IN CLEVELAND, we tell that familiar story of transformation and individuation – the quest for home, wholeness, and the true self - 100 years later, and what it looks like in today’s context.
From the hallowed food halls of the old world market to the mundane stalls of the local flea market, our everyday heroes travel through the competitive world of televised antique appraisals toward an unknown future in America’s rust belt.