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Award-winning DIY filmmakers making a film about fictional DIY filmmakers that also shows people how to make DIY films themselves. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 2, 2011.

Award-winning DIY filmmakers making a film about fictional DIY filmmakers that also shows people how to make DIY films themselves.

About this project

My friends and I have been making films in our own backyards since we were kids and we want to make a film that teaches everyone else how to do it. We believe that authentic, community-based cinema is more delicious and nutritious than every glossy romcom, sequel, reboot, and remake combined. 

H2MM@H is a scripted, full-length film set in the fictional town of Hillport, Maine. The story: a young woman named Jonah and her band of rock&roll filmmakers come face to face with a Hollywood production that wants to film in their town.

Between the humor and drama, there are actual simple lessons explaining all the basic -- yet essential -- filmcraft that I learned in film school. Everyone who sees this movie will come out ready to make their own.

The result: a movie to launch a million more. An essential tool for upping the game of every backyard filmmaker. And a new definition of what it means to be an indie filmmaker.

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Watch writer/director Morgan Nichols on Good Day Maine!

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    5 backers

    Put a bit of yourself in the movie! Send us a flyer or poster of your own
    design and it will be used to decorate one of the most important sets.

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    41 backers

    You just bought an advance copy of the film. Well done! We'll get you one
    as soon as it's finished. (Plus the flyer/poster thing too.)

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    24 backers

    What's better than your name in the credits? We'll put
    a *picture of you* in the credits of the movie. Your face on the big screen! (Plus all of the above.)

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    26 backers

    Each supporter gets their own special day of recognition online! Our web
    team will talk about you on facebook, twitter, everywhere we have a presence
    online. This is a great way to show off your art, business or whatever to
    the rest of our community. (Plus all of the above.)

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    A full-size copy of our movie poster signed by the man who drew it, popular
    indie comic artist David Heatley. (Plus all of the above.)

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    A special, prominent prop from the movie sent to you as a memento. (Plus
    all of the above.)

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    The director comes to your home town and makes a lo-film (our brand of
    improvised movies-in-a-day) starring you and
    your friends. (Plus all of the above.)

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    0 backers

    We will come stage a screening in your town, not only of our finished film,
    but also movies by your local filmmakers.
    It’s a mini-film festival! (Plus all of the above.)

Funding period

- (62 days)