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80 Windows


Meg Lansaw's short screenplay, "80 Windows", was inspired by the Nada Surf song "80 Windows" from the album "The Proximity Effect". Although originally envisioned as a music video, Lansaw expanded her interpretation of the lyrics and adapted it into a 31 page script . The film was shot in the summer of 2005 with the hope of obtaining the rights to utilize the song. After the shoot wrapped, an article was written in The Wilmington Star News about the film. Oddly enough,  the aunt of Nada Surf's front man, Matthew Caws, lived in the area and read the article. She contacted Lansaw several days later and informed her that Matthew would be in town the following week. Lansaw and Caws were able to meet and review the footage together. He was impressed and flattered, thus approving of the song's use in the film.


Behind "80 Windows" is a story about love, loss, and the importance of closure. Casper, a former rock star, has lost everything: his band, his girlfriend, and now his home. On the eve of his moving day, four estranged friends unexpectedly reunite, leading to an uncomfortable evening of reveals. The truth lies behind closed doors, but can they handle the truth?



• Appalachian Film Festival - Huntington, WV - April 2006

• LA Shorts Fest - Los Angeles, CA - September 2006

• Cucalorus Film Festival - Wilmington, NC - November 2006

• Ava Gardner Film Festival - Smithfield, NC - September 2007

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