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The first crowdfunding campaign for Searching for Isabelle has come to an end, and we're grateful for everyone who has joined the search! Over the last month, Searching for Isabelle has gained exciting momentum as an independent short film. Highlights from our campaign include: Over $2,500 raised on Indiegogo and Fractured Atlas. A feature article in Indiewire's Shadow and Act. A wellspring...

[9 days before Isabelle disappeared] ISABELLE (3:45PM): HE ASKED ME OUT! RENÉE (3:47PM): WHO!??! ISABELLE (3:47PM): Tyler! RENÉE (3:49PM): Guy from class? ISABELLE (3:50PM): Yes. RENÉE (3:52PM): Awww, isn’t that sweet. When are you guys going out? ISABELLE (3:53PM): After the mid-terms. So, like, a week or so. RENÉE (3:55PM): Nice. Wanna double, just in case he turns out to be skeevy? ISABELLE (3:57PM): Hmm…maybe. I don’t get that...

[16 days before Isabelle disappeared] ISABELLE (6:05PM): Ugh, Blood-Dripping Rare Steak Guy just walked in. I wish you were here to deal with him. RENÉE (6:12PM): God that guy is gross. Good luck! ISABELLE (6:14PM): You’re always good with him. What’s your secret? RENÉE (6:16PM): Smile and nod. Don’t open the door for conversation. ISABELLE (6:19PM): So…basically treat him like every other customer? RENÉE (6:25PM): Essentially,...

Dan Haberkorn is an artist and creator of the Searching for Isabelle graphic designs Q: How did you get involved with Searching for Isabelle? A: I came across Searching for Isabelle through producer Marianne Greco's husband, Sam. He indicated that the team were looking for someone to flesh out some design ideas and I was looking to expand my professional network. Q: Talk...

Tim Maupin is a talented Chicago-based filmmaker. He lent his cinematography skills to our promotional material. Read his Q+A below to learn more about his work. Q: How did you get involved with Searching for Isabelle? A: I got involved through an introduction to Stephanie by a mutual friend. After doing my own Kickstarter campaign, I was able to impart some tips...

Chicago-based graphic artist and burgeoning actor Tessa Gillett on rekindling an old flame Q: How did you get involved with Searching for Isabelle? A: I got involved with Searching for Isabelle by way of the wonderful, [production manager] Denayja Reese. She told me about the project and I was immediately interested.  I'm naturally drawn to big themes. Searching for Isabelle does not...

  Below is an interview with Searching for Isabelle producer Derek McPhatter Q: How did you get involved with Searching for Isabelle? A: I met Stephanie via my partner, Aymar Jean Christian of OpenTV. They connected a few years ago as they run in overlapping creative circles – diverse filmmakers and whatnot, you know.   I relocated to Chicago in 2014 after spending some...

This is a Q+A with coriama couture, a Chicago-based performer, world traveler, and ABCS educator. What is ABCS? Read below to find out! Q: How did you get involved with Searching for Isabelle? A: My friend, Xavier, told me about a friend of his, Denayja Reese [production manager], that saw my Instagram and thought I was the type of person that would...