Every celebrity deals with his or her share of obsessive fans. I Think We're Alone Now is a documentary that focuses on two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, who claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany.
Jeff Turner, a 50-year-old man from Santa Cruz, California has attended Tiffany concerts since 1988. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, he never had a girlfriend. Jeff spends his days hanging out on the streets of Santa Cruz, striking up conversations with anyone who has a moment to spare.
Kelly McCormick is a 35-year-old intersex person from Denver, Colorado, who claims to have been friends with Tiffany as a teenager. She credits Tiffany as the shining star who has motivated her to do everything in her life.
Providing an intimate portrait of two people labeled stalkers by the media and other Tiffany fans, I Think We're Alone Now takes you inside the lives of these two compelling characters, revealing the source of their clinging obsessions. The age-old story of unrequited love takes a comedic and emotional trip through themes of desperation, isolation, and hope, in the end showing that having something, or someone, to believe in can be more powerful than anything reality has to offer.
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"â€¦While it' easy to focus on the pair's troubling obsessions, Donnelly's project is more of a story of unrequited love."
"The film is a fascinating look at celebrity obsession from the point of view of the obsessedâ€¦"
AWARDS AND SELECTIONS
World Premiere, Slamdance (2008)
Gold Best Documentary, Fantasia International Film festival (2008)
Official Selection, Melbourne International Film Festival (2008)
Official Selection, IDFA Documentary Film Festival (2008)
Official Selection, True / Flase (2008)
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Sean Donnelly grew up in Santa Cruz, California. but has lived in Brooklyn since graduating from NYU's Film and Television program. Since then, Sean has directed many music videos and commercials for clients such as Scion, VH1, MSN, AOL, Tally Hall, Galactic, Angela McClusky, Ben Jelen, We The Kings and many more. His video for The Spinto band earned him and co-director Jon Watts a nomination for best International video at the 2008 MVPA Awards. Creativity magazine recently named him one of their director's to watch. You can see more of his work atwww.mrseandonnelly.com
Phil Buccellato was born and raised in the NYC area and has been art directing and designing for film and TV ever since graduating from the NYU film program. Phil did the production design for several music videos, a documentary feature about musician Arthur Russell, and a Serbian feature film featuring Cyndi Lauper. Additionally he has also worked in the art department for such films as Wes Anderson's, Darjeeling Limited, and Charlie Kaufman's, Synecdoche New York. Phil worked under designer Mark Friedberg on both of these films. Phil also runs a small multimedia production company based out of NYC, called Greener Media. It is through Greener Media, where Phil works on various documentary projects.
Jordy Cohen, AKA "Breezy Jordy" is originally from Santa Cruz, CA. It is in Santa Cruz where Jordy met Sean Donnelly in 1995. Ever since 8th grade, Jordy and Sean have been collaborating on film projects to this day. He currently resides in San Francisco where he works at a law firm and DJs.