Who is this Monty and what's he doing with this furnace? Well it's not just your ordinary man meets a hot furnace love story...
This project is a visual telling (alright, a movie) of a loveable short story that has the uplifting heart of a Pixar animation and the quirky oddness of a Tim Burton piece. It is set in a world based on our own industrial revolution, but with a healthy dose of fantasy steampunk elements woven in. I present to you… Monty and the Runaway Furnace.
This tale stars a little old maintenance man, Monty Montyson who is in love with the large furnace that he maintains in the basement of the factory where he works. Sure that sounds odd but Monty thinks the furnace is his deceased wife Grace. Most people dread going into work. With our Monty though, it's the only time he is truly happy. But like every man-on-furnace romance there's a problem. The furnace is terribly inefficient and noisy, which just infuriates the new boss who wants to prove he can be an even greater businessman than the kind, caring, and WEAK previous owner, his Father. Monty must find a way to protect Grace, and ultimately his own happiness, from the tyrannical Walter VinTucket, III.
This is ultimately a student run project but we have received help and guidance from many professionals who have donated their own limited time and equipment to support us. We have been working on this project for nearly two years and unfortunately we still lack the financial means to finish filming. This is where you can help us tell the amazing story of Monty and his runaway furnace.
Our goal is to raise an additional $10,000. These funds are the absolute minimum necessary to finish principal photography. Funds will go to production design and the location fees needed to create this unique and enthralling world. For more information check out the official website at www.MontyandtheFurnace.com. Thank you for your interest!
UPDATE: Check out the "Updates" tab above to read the exciting story about the origins of our furnace Grace. It's a nail bitter!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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