ROSCOE VILLAGE — Vince Labriola is angling to become the next John Hughes or Harold Ramis.
The aspiring Roscoe Village-based writer/director is building buzz and raising funds for his debut feature flick, "Door County," which is currently vying for votes as IndieWire's Project of the Month.
"It takes literally 10 seconds to vote for 'Door County,' and we need all the help we can get before the polls close at 5 p.m. [Thursday]," Labriola, a Loyola University alum, said via email.
"Door County" is described as a "neo-noir film with mythological undertones, about a young woman who searches for her father’s murderer with the help of a mysterious man from the distant past."
Labriola has already pieced together a nine-minute short film, "Departures," that introduces "Door County" and was shot, in part, at the Logan Square bar The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.
A Kickstarter campaign netted $20,000 to move the project forward to the next stage of development — casting and a hoped-for studio greenlight.
"This is a local production dedicated to the idea that ambitious, independent filmmaking can succeed here in Chicago," Labriola said.
The Kickstarter campaign promises a "film immersed in the culture of Chicago: hot dog stands, bowling alleys, summertime trips to Wisconsin.... With a femme fatale who loves to sip Green River and listen to REO Speedwagon while she drives down Western in her '71 Torino."
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