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A girls weekend away turns into a nightmare when one by one they are killed by their own vanity.

Hi everyone, if you are coming to donate, wait until Monday. We are going to relaunch the campaign and give ourselves  little more time, now that we know what we are doing. So please don't be dissuaded! Just come back on Monday and the link to the new campaign should be up. THANKS FOR CARING! THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

The Story

7 girls and 1 fab gay guy plan a getaway to a remote ranch for a week of gossip and grub. They start off where they always do, old rivalries in place, extreme vanity covering great insecurities, but with a true love for each other underneath the bickering, sniping and sassing. A number of drinks into night one and a dark secret is revealed. The house they rented is the site of a mass murder of teenage girls 15 years earlier. Blood still stains the floors under replacement carpets. The killer still runs free.

The girls take it for what it seems - a fun story for a rainy night by a roaring fire. But after one of them disappears and is discovered in the woods, dead, her Prada heel, taken from her long (and by her own admission) gorgeous leg and impaled in her eyeball, the story doesn't seem so fun anymore. 1 by 1, they die, killed by their own vanity. The fun-filled week turns into a race against death. Who will make it out alive?

Jill and Cathy explain the rewards...or try to.

Why Donate?

There are great reasons to come on with us besides the unique and exciting rewards and the fluid, up-to-date website. (Though those are pretty great reasons as well.)

You can donate to support a passionate filmmaker and her team of creative, talented and hard-working cast and crew.

  • Many of the people already on board with CRAZY BITCHES have worked together before. Each has made really good movies on budget, whether as a team (as on METH HEAD) or individually. So your money will be spent responsibly to create a polished, kickass film.
  • This is a really crazy, wild, funny script. And the end result will be a fun, scary, loopy ride. So you will be proud to have been a part of it.
  • To set a start date, we will need everyone's donation. No matter how small. There is power in numbers.
  • You will help realize a dream.

Artistic Statement

The script was written in the spirit of fun and warped friendship, the murders, a backdrop to humor and adventure. The key to the film will be the actors playing their roles as real characters, not caricatures and letting the lines and scenarios play the “jokes.” (Think Cohen Brothers - where the characters are real, but what they say and their experiences can run absurd). That will allow the audience to actually invest in their well-being and to identify with their personalities. The truthfulness will then in turn allow the scary to be scary without having to be campy or gory. When the right note is hit this film is going to be a fast, fun ride.

I also hope to subtly, through humor and genre, make a point about the damage and scars words and actions can cause, whether on purpose or by unconscious talk.

Sample Work

METH HEAD TRAILER: A good illustration of production quality FilmMcQueen can achieve and a sample of the CRAZY BITCHES composer's work.

VIMEO LINK to the director's last short.

BEYOND WORDS (2010)
http://vimeo.com/16185316
Password: love

Cast

There are four roles left to cast - BJ, who we hope to have Wilson Cruz play; Minnie, who we hope to have Lindsay Pulsipher for, Dorri (options pending) and Viviana, script is out to Candis Cayne. The following roles are locked.

The Crew

We're reassembling the talented crew from METH HEAD, starting with...

  • THE PRODUCERS: Jane Clark, John W. McLaughlin, Gary Weeks, Jill Rytie Lutz
  • ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Shaeda Moghaddam
  • THE DIRECTOR/WRITER: Jane Clark
  • DP - Cecy Guerrero (Cecy was our second camera on METH HEAD and proved herself intuitive, professional, smart and fun. All good ingredients to a great working relationship with the director)
  • THE MAKEUP ARTIST: Ren Rohling
  • MUSIC SUPERVISOR: Jen Corday
  • THE COMPOSERS: Curt Smith (Tears for Fears co-founder) & writing partner, Charlton Pettus.
  • Pending availability we'll also bring on PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Sofia Jimenez, SCRIPT SUPERVISOR - Kristin Owing, STEADICAM - Scott Dropkin and many of the main crew peeps from METH HEAD.

Other Things

MAIN LOCATION: GREAT SPIRITS RANCH http://www.greatspiritsranch.com/ 

  • Great Spirits Ranch will be starting a kickstarter campaign around Halloween to raise money for the rescued animals who have found safe haven there. We'll post their link here as soon as we have it.

WARDROBE: We're working on attaching a different designer for each character to make these girls as FAB as possible.

SCHEDULE
  • Pre-Production: 5 wks. 
  • Production: 15 day 2-camera shoot.
  • Post-Production: 12-wks
  • Desired start date for preproduction November 26, 2012
  • Desired start date for production, January 7, 2013

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FAQs

If you have a question that isn't answered here, Just contact Jane at jclark@filmmcqueen.com

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