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A lesbian couple who live together go through ups and downs while deciding whether or not to take that next step and get married. Read more

Chicago, IL Shorts
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This project was successfully funded on April 2, 2014.

A lesbian couple who live together go through ups and downs while deciding whether or not to take that next step and get married.

Chicago, IL Shorts
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The Story

Marriage equality is what we are fighting for!!!

Our Place tells the story of Brie and Faith, a lesbian couple in their late 20s, who live together.  Brie and Faith live in Indiana which is trying to ban gay marriage all together.  We follow them through some ups and downs of being in a relationship while living together, all while they decide whether or not to take the next step and get married to one another.

We want to show the a gay relationship is just like any other relationship.  There are fights, arguments, lovely moments, sad times, but ultimately all this helps make a stronger couple.  So, we are showing the good and bad.

Who We Are

We are a cast and crew of ambitious, hardworking young filmmakers, who currently attend or have graduated from film school. This is an independent project that we are creating without the "Hollywood industry." We have a group of very talented people, and truly believe in the message of this production.  This is why we have come to Kickstarter to ask for help.  We truly want to get this film out to a much larger audience. Our goal, as a whole, is to establish ourselves as independent filmmakers and make this beautiful story.  We're living our dreams.

Cast

Faith - Emily Barber

 Brie - Meredith Johnston

Crew

Writer/Co-director: Kelsey Cornell
 

Writer/Co-director: Al Benoit (albenoit.com)

Director of Photography: Corey Lillard

Kelsey & Al's previous films dealing with lesbian couples:

Why We Need Your Help

- Equipment Rentals

- Costumes

- Props

- Festival submissions

- Transportation/food (energy)

- Overall, making this story we love so much come to life!

Thank you for all your help and support!

Risks and challenges

We are a cast and crew of young, ambitious, hardworking people. We are ready to give everything we have to this film. And with any project there is going to be some problems that arise, mostly minor, but that shows a dedicated filmmaker from someone else, when the problems arise, you face them head on.

Problems that could arise:

- If we don't raise this money from kickstarter, we will not be able to shoot this film.

- As always with an independent film, we have to get enough people on board to come out and work everyday without getting paid or getting paid very little. Lucky enough we know a good deal of dedicated people that we have worked with before. So, we know and trust the crew.

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    15 backers

    Thank you for caring about our project. Continue to spread the word while we give you a shout out, as well as a big thanks in the credits of the finished film

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    10 backers

    You're helping create something special. You will receive a hand written thank you from the co-directors of the film, Kelsey Cornell and Al Benoit, as well as the previous incentives.

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    21 backers

    Kisses! Lots and lots of kisses! You will receive a dvd copy of the film that includes cover art, as well as the previous incentives.

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    7 backers

    You're lovely! You will receive all the previous incentives, as well as a behind the scenes dvd, showing the outtakes and filmmaking process!

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    2 backers

    Big hug coming your way!! You will receive all the previous incentives, as well as behind the scenes photos, as well as a printed photo from our photo shoot we are doing with the actresses.

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    1 backer

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You will receive a 11 x 17 movie poster of Our Place, as well as all the previous incentives.

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    0 backers

    You will receive a specially made video thank you from the co-directors and actresses, it will be fun, probably music, dancing, etc. You will also receive all the previous incentives.

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    5 backers

    You are now an Associate Producer of the film (imdb credit). You are one of us now. You will also receive all the other great stuff!

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Funding period

- (30 days)