Told in three parts, Ordinary Days is the story of a young college age woman who disappears after not showing up for a Sunday dinner with her parents that she didn't fully commit to attend. The first part is the POV of the parents over five days as they struggle with where there daughter might be. The second part resets and tells the story over the same five days through the perspective of the investigating officer. The final section resets again and tells the story of what actually happened to Cara Cook.
A few elements that might help but are not essential in any way
- Cara has a small accident and breaks a rear tail light
- Cara is a competitive runner
Trees run through all the stories. Running on a trail, a ravine at the edge of a property, a dense woods at the roadside. we are not committed to marketing tree imagery but aren't opposed to considering it.
Adults. Likely mostly women. It is for people who are interested in delving deeper into the characters at the heart of the story.
Keep in mind this is not a thriller. It is a character study of the people who suffer through the disappearance. It is about their days and how they handle the anxiety and panic.
We are not committed to a tagline as that would be design dependent but possibilities might be:
"Where is Cara Cook?"
"Your daughter hasn't returned your call. When do you start to panic?"
This story leans lightly on mystery and thrillers but is a drama.
Essentially what we are asking for is - How can you add visual intrigue to a project with the title Ordinary Days?
People who stop to look at it should be pushed to start an internal dialogue. "What would I do?" "This looks different." "What is going on here?" It should not tell them a story as much as it should make them ask - what is this about? If they are with someone they should comment aloud - I'd like to see that.