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Not your neurotypical love story.
Not your neurotypical love story.
347 backers pledged $35,063 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE 3/31/14:

AHHH!!!! We made it! Thank you! Thank you, thank YOU! 

Whew, ok. Wow. Guys, this is crazy. The support we have received thus far has been overwhelming and humbling. We could not have done it without you, and you are all bonafide rockstars in my book. When we started this project we never imagined such a community would evolve around us, and our desire to share this story. Needless to say, we are incredibly grateful for each and every single contribution. Jane has been a long journey for us, and thanks to all of you, we see the end in sight!

Having reach our goal, we are well on our way to finishing the film - knocking out all our post-production needs at DuArt NYC, titles and poster design with Objective Subject, working with our amazing composer and sound designer... our director of photography is even doing our VFX!  And our colorist's name is Jane. Serendipity.

And here's the especially crazy part. There are still 7 days left!

There are still a lot of costs that additional donations would cover - so please help us by continuing to spread the word.

... if additional funds are raised, what do they go towards? 

WELL, since you asked:

  • Our composer can hire additional musicians to create a richer soundtrack. 
  • We can get the international license and sync rights for that perfect (but just out of reach) song for the end credits.
  •  We can create a digital cinema package (DCP) - the required deliverable for festivals to screen the film.
  • It will allow us to fund marketing materials that were previously out of reach. Printing postcards, posters, press kits... I'll tell you guys a secret - we've already started working on a trailer! ;)

It’s incredible that we’ve reached this point, and we are truly grateful for the support. Keep helping us spread the word, and we will be able to achieve much more than previously thought. I'm so excited for this film to reach the people we made it for in the first place!

lots of love,

Will

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND is a new feature film, inspired by real life events, about a young woman's pursuit of love and the world that didn't see it coming. The story centers around JANE (Louisa Krause), a young costume intern in New York, working on a theater piece starring her older sister BIANCA (Eliza Dushku). Funny, shy, and candid - Jane is living on the Autism spectrum, a woman who faces unique challenges in her everyday ambitions. As the opening night of the play approaches, and Jane goes on some very eye-opening first dates, we learn that - although we've all been dealt our own obstacles, some more challenging than others - at the end of the day we all deserved to be loved. 

Jane (Louisa Krause) and Jack (Gabriel Ebert) in a scene from JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND
Jane (Louisa Krause) and Jack (Gabriel Ebert) in a scene from JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND

This feature represents writer Jarret Kerr and director William C. Sullivan's third collaboration. As recently announced on Deadline.com, the powerhouse cast includes Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Bring It On, Buffy), Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Gabriel Ebert (Tony Award Winner for "Matilda" on Broadway), as well as Polly Draper (thirthysomething, Side Effects), and Amir Arison (Blacklist, Homeland, Girls). Shot over 26 days in the NYC boroughs, this passion project from script to editing has been a labor of love for over two and a half years. 

Bianca (Eliza Dushku) and Jane (Louisa Krause) on set in Brooklyn, New York
Bianca (Eliza Dushku) and Jane (Louisa Krause) on set in Brooklyn, New York

While principal photography is wrapped, we are in the finishing stretch of post-production. With festivals deadline's quickly approaching, the next and final steps: adding in the amazing score, licensing music, film festival submissions, color correction, sound mixing, are all at arms reach - but we need your help! Every single one of your donations will make a huge difference. Hopefully we can entice you with some of our rewards!

Late nights with the JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND crew.
Late nights with the JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND crew.

Want a sneak peak? Well you're in luck! Check out Amir Arison and Gabriel Ebert in action right here!

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 Thanks for all your help and love,

CHECK OUT THE GREAT REWARDS TO THE RIGHT -> HERE!

- The Jane Team

* Kickstarter video music composed by Michelle Birsky - https://soundcloud.com/michelle-birsky *

Risks and challenges

Fortunately enough for us, the physical production part of the process is finished. We've shot all our footage, packed away all our cameras, and sent our talented cast and crew home. The film is in the can, but we haven't quite crossed the finish line. Post-production is where all that mountain of footage gets turned into the film you see projected at the theaters - without this last leap, we're as good as sitting ducks.

So to make post-production possible, we've reached out to our talented cast and production team, to devise the rewards we have before you. They vary from dvd's, signed head shots, personalized thank you videos, to coffee with the stars themselves. We understand that as backers, you are donating the hard money you've earned, and in that capacity - we are morally attached to making sure every single last reward reaches its backer. It's only fair, and it's the little we can return in exchange for your generous contributions.

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    We give you a THANK YOU shout out from the Jane team on Facebook/Twitter - and you get good karma for supporting indie film! Win/Win.

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    1 Copy of 'Jane Wants A Boyfriend' DVD upon release of the film!

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    Outside the USA? This reward is for you! Receive a private password protected link of 'Jane Wants A Boyfriend' upon the DVD release of the film!

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    Personalized thank you video from Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Bluebird, Young Adult) + DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    Personal shout out from Eliza Dushku (1.55 million followers!) on Twitter + DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    Personalized thank you video from Director (Will Sullivan) and Writer (Jarret Kerr) + DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    Film poster (26 in x 39 in) signed by Director (Will Sullivan) and Writer (Jarret Kerr) + DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    Personalized and signed copy of the script by Director (Will Sullivan) and Writer (Jarret Kerr) (Digital Copy) + DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    Meet up with Amir! (NYC Only) The all too talented Amir Arison (Blacklist, Homeland, Girls) will meet up with you at your favorite NYC watering hole! He's getting huge right now, jump on the occasion! You will also receive a DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    Coffee with Tony Award winning Gabriel Ebert (Matilda) and Director (Will Sullivan) in NYC! A unique chance to hear about the filmmaking process, winning a Tony, and what they have planned next! You will also receive a DVD + Special Thanks credit!

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    4 Week Summer Internship at Copperline Creative NY office! Get experience at a full fledged production office - developing, writing coverage, and festival planning. Great for any aspiring film major or filmmaker.

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    One-on-One 10 minute video Skype with the beautiful Eliza Dushku! An opportunity to ask her all the questions you've always wanted answered (let's keep it civil though!).

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: receive credit as an AP on screen in the end titles, listing on IMDB, plus poster + DVD!

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    2 tickets to the NYC Premiere! An invitation for you and a +1 to the New York theatrical premiere of 'Jane Wants A Boyfriend'! Plus a poster + DVD + and a Special Thanks credit!

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