Jessica has 2 weeks to finally tell her roommate that she's in love with her, before Jamie moves away to New York for good. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 1, 2010.
About this project
Jamie is moving from Chicago to New York hoping to become a famous actress. Her best friend and roommate, Jessica, isn't happy about it, because she is losing more than a friend. Jessica is not-so-secretly in love with Jamie. Although Jamie doesn't feel the same way, she has gotten used to Jessica's attention. As moving day gets closer, Jessica tries to make Jamie jealous (and get her to stay in Chicago) by sleeping around with other girls. But Jessica's plan backfires, in a way she could never imagine.
• WHAT MAKES THIS FILM DIFFERENT
I’m making the kind of film I want to see more of-- a cross between a lesbian buddy movie & a romantic comedy. Think “Show Me Love” meets “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, add two cute queer college girls and stir.
“Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together” is about two women whose codependent, loyal friendship is fraught with erotic tension. It’s not about "coming out", but about two people on the cusp of adulthood, figuring out how to grow together or how to grow apart.
• WHY THIS FILM WILL BE SUCCESSFUL
This film has good bones--complex characters, a simple story line, gorgeous cinematography--and great legs. The goal is to create a wildly popular feature film that evokes the common experience of young love and lust, which just so happens to have queer protagonists.
There’s clearly a gigantic market for LGBT, lesbian/queer feature films. This audience is hungry for movies that reflect our lives in all their complexity. But “Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together” will have broader appeal because it deals with universal themes and takes its inspiration from independent films like “Garden State” and “Lost in Translation”.
I believe this film will do very well in festivals worldwide and will very likely secure global DVD and digital release upon completion.
• WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION
My previous feature, Hannah Free, is about the lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home. It stars the awesome, Emmy-winning Sharon Gless of “Queer as Folk” and “Burn Notice”, and has received 5 audience awards for Best Narrative film. It is currently being distributed globally (Wolfe Video) and digitally (iTunes/Netflix/Comcast). Hell, it's even made it past the censors and is for sale at Target!
• HOW WE DO IT ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET
The money from Kickstarter will be used for the Pre-Production and Production phases of the “Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together” project. This includes equipment, food, cast and crew stipends. In addition to Kickstarter funding, the cast and crew are working at reduced rates, and some of the equipment is being donated.
• TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
We will be shooting in mid-September in Chicago, with the goal of having a rough edit finished in time to enter major film festivals with winter deadlines.
• WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
As I see it, a contribution to this film represents an investment in the future of sophisticated queer cinema.
• Also, to your right, please check out the lovely rewards for each of the fabulous contributors!
Check the website under SCREENINGS tab. And the DVD and VOD will be available this JUNE 2012! Yay! We will post update with links here AND the movie website has all News, Reviews, and DVD info! http://jamieandjessie.com
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Special thanks in the film credits, and lots of good juju!
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A digital download of the finished film, and all of the rewards listed above.
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A signed DVD of the finished film, and all of the rewards listed above.
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A complimentary official T-SHIRT with the film logo, and all of the rewards listed above.
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2 TICKETS to a festival or private screening, plus after-party, in any city the film screens in which you can attend; plus a copy of the signed SCREENPLAY, and all of the rewards listed above.
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A CREDIT as an ASSISTING PRODUCER in the closing credits, your name listed on IMDB site, 2 tickets to a festival or private screening, plus after-party, in any city in which the film screens which you can attend; plus a copy of the signed SCREENPLAY, and all of the rewards listed above.
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A CREDIT as a SUPPORTING PRODUCER of the film in the credits, your name listed on IMDB site, A copy of the original adaptation of the "Jamie & Jessie are Not Together" COLORING BOOK!
plus all of the rewards listed above.
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A CREDIT as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the film in the credits, your name listed on IMDB site, a WALK-ON ROLE in the film!, plus all of the rewards listed above.
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A SOLO title card as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film in the film's OPENING credits, your name listed on IMDB site, plus all of the rewards listed above.
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