Auld Lang Syne came from three main impulses: 1) I wanted to experiment with ultra-low budget filmmaking because it can be nimble to make and free-er as a form. 2) I wanted to write a vehicle for woman: both for our voices, and for our work. 3) I wanted to look at the decline of the creative class in a culture of decline. Out of these, emerged Auld Lang Syne, a dark comedy that looks at the lives of 6 friends on one fateful New Year's eve. It’s a silly tale about the silly creatures who attempt to make art for a living. It’s about the struggle to make that living, and about our response to crisis, and about pie. And it's being directed, shot, and produced by an AMAZING team of women.
On New Year’s Eve, married couple and theatre artists Steven and Vanessa host an annual get-together at their parents’ cabin for their oldest friends, struggling actress Sadie and her new surfer/rock star boyfriend Jude, Bryce, a repressed accountant, and Jodie, a world-weary photojournalist. When Jodie and Bryce drop a relationship bombshell over dinner, they set off a chain reaction of truth-telling that promises to destroy the carefully-crafted reality of everyone present. How long is too long to wait for your dream? Can art change the world? Are we all doomed? A film about old friends and artistic passion, Auld Lang Syne is a darkly funny meditation on the creative class, global warming, and the power of damn fine pie.
KIMBERLY DILTS: WRITER/PRODUCER
Kimberly Dilts is a Los Angeles-based writer, producer, and performer most recently known for producing the independent feature film Angel's Perch. She has worked off-broadway, at a hedge fund, in Haiti, on TV, and in Film, sometimes all at the same time. On TV, Kim can be seen in episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Dirty Sexy Money, 90210, and in some crazy Anime. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in theatre from the University of South Florida. Special skills include dreaming, playing the fool, and passing the Bechdel Test.