A small town family tries to make their dreams come true in the weeks leading up to the end of the world.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Making a dream come true by raising money for a unique, funny, genre-blending PG-13 motion picture.
WHAT’S THIS MOVIE ABOUT?
GOD HATES KANSAS is a science fiction comedy/drama in which a gay republican, an overweight single mom, a rock star wanna-be, a lonely little girl, time travelers and interplanetary terrorists as they all converge in a tiny US town in the weeks before the end of the world.
People who’ve read the script have called it sweet, funny, moving and scary. I tell people it’s “the World’s Smallest Disaster film” and “a science fiction story with heart.”
WHAT’S UP WITH THE TITLE?
Got your attention, didn’t it? For an indie movie, that ain’t a bad thing.
GOD HATES KANSAS is neither anti-God nor anti-Kansas. Co-writer Joel Haskard proudly hails from the Sunflower State! It’s a play on evil Kansas preacher Fred Phelps’s famous “God Hates Fags” campaign. But really it comes from the 1930s, when a plague of meteorites landed all over Kansas, burning and damaging crops at the height of the depression. Local farmers were said to remark, “Well, I guess God Hates Kansas.”
WHO ARE YOU?I am a multiple award winning writer/director. Check out my bio, or watch my reel here:
WHERE ARE YOU SHOOTING?
Hudson Valley, NY is beautiful, close to New York City, and according to friends, totally passes for Kansas. Check out these location scouting shots!
GHK was developed as part of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and additional support came from the Jerome Foundation.
WHERE WILL MY MONEY GO?
On the screen, baby! We need money for camera and lighting, props, special effects, costumes, and money to transport, house and feed our cast and crew.
WHO WILL BE IN IT?
Casting begins after fundraising, but the cast will be a mix of professional actors (some familiar faces and maybe even some big names) and aspiring actors from around the NY area. Barden/Schnee (who cast Win-Win, Winter’s Bone, Pineapple Express and even the new Conan movie!) have signed on to do casting.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 6, 2011.
Sep 7, 2011 - Nov 6, 2011 (60 days)
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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU on the God Hates Kansas website!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous gift plus a HAND-WRITTEN THANK YOU POSTCARD from my collection of weird and cool postcards from around the world. Oooh, actual snail mail, suitable for framing!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous gift plus “GOD HATES KANSAS” COFFEE CUP- Start your day being reminded of the movie that you’re part of. Great conversation starter at the office. Cool design by acclaimed artist Joseph Cavalieri.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous gift plus a pre-release digital download of GOD HATES KANSAS. The plastic-free eco friendly way to watch a cool new movie!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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KEITH BEARDEN SHORT FILMS DVD autographed by the writer/director (moi). The laugh riot global festival hit TRAIN TOWN plus the multiple award winning RAFTMAN’S RAZOR all on one handy DVD.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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“MEET MONICA VELOUR” THEATRICAL POSTER SIGNED BY STAR KIM CATTRALL—A rare collector’s item from my debut feature, signed by the Sex and the City star!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous Gift plus AUTOGRAPHED PRE-RELEASE DVD of GOD HATES KANSAS – Get the DVD before anyone else!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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ON SCREEN THANK YOU—Tell your friends to wait ‘til the end for the best part—YOUR NAME on a big screen credit crawl.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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WALK ON PART IN THE MOVIE: Screw years in drama school, expensive headshots and humiliating auditions. For this small fee you’ll be one of the background players in God Hates Kansas. (Travel and accommodations not included). You might even get a close up if you look interesting. Screen time, baby!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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DINNER, DRINKS AND A BIG HUG: I will show you the love and take you out to a great restaurant in exciting New York City (your food preferences taken into account). Career advice, juicy celebrity gossip and drinks happily included! (But travel and accommodations sadly not)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Previous gift plus EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT AND TWO TICKETS TO THE PREMIERE: My previous films have played Sundance, Lincoln Center, Tribeca, SxSW, and amazing fests in all exciting hot spots all over the globe. Be part of the in crowd and drink comped booze with hot celebs (or at least pasty-faced filmmakers with real thick glasses). Entourage (and travel and accommodations) not included!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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BRINGIN IT HOME! Previous gift plus: I come to your town and we set up a SPECIAL PRIVATE SCREENING of the finished film just for you (and whomever who want there as well). We’ll make it a party/event, talk about the movie and have a good ol' time.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013