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Following an absence of three years, an on-leave Marine returns home to make amends with his ex-girlfriend on her wedding day.
Following an absence of three years, an on-leave Marine returns home to make amends with his ex-girlfriend on her wedding day.
72 backers pledged $10,076 to help bring this project to life.

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"At Ease" is a story about homecomings and the effect that our decisions have upon our future. The film delves into nostalgia, romance and comedy as it explores the quarter-life crises of two characters in a small southern town.

Duncan (25) is a solitary Marine, fresh off a tour from Afghanistan and considering the potential for his life after the Marine Corps. Arriving at his hometown, Duncan is immediately thrust back into the life he left behind. He's reunited with his loving family: a tight lipped father, a drastically concerned mother, and a pepped up 12 year-old brother.  But there's only one thing on his mind –– attending his ex-girlfriend's wedding.

Accompanied by his long-time burnt out best friend Hunter (25), Duncan’s nerve starts to break upon arriving at the church. Not even Hunter’s laid-back pep-talk or a healthy dose of liquid confidence can get Duncan inside. 

Little does he know, his ex-girlfriend Kara (24), has been having a crisis of her own. When her Runaway Bride Act sends her careening into Duncan’s path, he reluctantly helps her escape... and in the unexpected aftermath, learns that coming home is never as easy as you expect.

The Budget

We have numerous production costs that are essential to the success of creating “At Ease”. We are traveling with our crew from Savannah, GA to Marion, SC. On top of that, we will be transporting our cast from various places in the Southeast, including South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Securing the proper equipment, locations and cast is a huge part of the budget. Your money will be used to create the right environment to bring this story to life.

All funds raised will go towards feeding our cast and crew, securing our equipment, financing travel expenses and distribution.

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The Cast

Adam Cole
Adam Cole
  • Adam Cole, represented by Screen Artists Talent, will be playing the lead role of Duncan, a Marine who returns home to deal with the problems he left behind. 
Hannah Elizabeth Smith
Hannah Elizabeth Smith
  • Hannah Elizabeth Smith, represented by the Artist Resource Agency, will be playing the role of Kara, Duncan's former high-school sweetheart as well as the bride to be. 
Brandon Gregory
Brandon Gregory
  • Brandon Gregory, represented by Houghton Talent, will be playing the role of Hunter, Duncan's best friend, a former high-school athlete currently living in his parent's garage. 
Elizabeth Miller
Elizabeth Miller
  • Elizabeth Miller, represented by The People Store, will be playing the role of Darci, Kara's faithful Maid of Honor. 

Help us make this project a reality!

We are passionate about this project and excited to make something that will entertain and inspire our audience. Any amount that you can offer will be a tremendous help, and we deeply thank you for your time and consideration!

Risks and challenges

We've gathered an extremely talented and hardworking team of filmmakers. Our collaborations have created an emotionally grounded, fun movie that we believe in and we are confident that this project can become a reality with YOUR help.

As student filmmakers, our crew is committed to working on this project at no additional expense. “At Ease” is simply a passion project that we have devoted ourselves to as a result of our love and commitment to making films.

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Funding period

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