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Five college roommates stumble their way though the funeral of their sixth roommate, Alice. Friends are forever! Their funerals suck...
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Going into my senior year of college, life was pure magic. Those tampon ads with girls running with their friends through a field? Oh yeah, just my roommates and I in Central Park. The sexy vodka ads with girls dancing on a bar? Just another sloppy Friday. Even those sitcoms, where roommates wake up after a wild night covered in peanut butter and they can't figure out why? Life with my college roommates was the best. The freaking best. 

Then the summer before our senior year, one of my roommates was unexpectedly killed by a man who was more concerned with his ice tea bottle than watching the road. Way to go, dude. 

Now I know what you're thinking. Oh, this is one of those stories. 

Don't worry. It's really not.

Going to her funeral was the hardest, weirdest, worst thing we've ever had to do. There was a lot of crying. Ugly crying....A lot of ugly crying. But there was also a lot of laughing and, for whatever reason, I have tons of fond memories of that terrible weekend. And I know its because of those girls. 

This is a funeral story.  It's not that kind of funeral. 

I wrote Death and Cupcakes because I was afraid to forget what it was really like to be there, on the worst day of my life, with the people I loved the most. Please join us in making this short film about five young women comically, tragically, and beautifully stumbling their way through the last goodbye of one of their own... the only way they know how; with love, laughs, and a whole lot of penis... jokes.

Risks and challenges

With any labour of love, there are of course risks.

Okay! So..

Location! With a bunch of artists living in New York City, a suburban atmosphere may be difficult to realize. Here's where your money could help!
We'd love to move our team outside the city to shoot. But that requires transportation, gas money, lodging, and food. We need to provide for a team that will be away from home for a week.

Pay our team! We have an incredible team of up and coming artists. We'd love to be able to compensate them for their dedication and talent.

Equipment! It's just expensive and we need it.

When it comes to our budget, we haven't taken risks. We just need your help!

Stories are about people and relationships, and in that department, we have pure gold. Our creative and production team is filled with not only professional artists, but risk takers and problem solvers. We are confident that any challenges awaiting us are just opportunities for a more creative and fulfilling film.

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