About this project
MUFFINS. MURDER. MAYHEM.
We need your help to finish our film!
THE HAPPY HOUSE is a feature length dark comedy written and directed by D.W. Young and starring Khan Baykal, Aya Cash and Marceline Hugot. We shot this film with a super talented cast and crew in upstate New York in September, 2011. What we need now, like many an indie film made with a lot of love and sacrifice but the barest of budgets, is a little push to get us to our goal of a memorable cinematic experience.
Right now we have a locked edit of the film that we're very excited about. What remains is to put it in the final polished state that will let the film reach its full potential. That's where you come in. We're raising funds for the sound mix, one of the most critical but also expensive steps in the post-production process. A film isn't really a film until it sounds like one. Funds will also go towards HDCam exhibition copies for screenings at major film festivals.
We're asking our supporters for funds, but we also want you to feel like you're part of the project and helping to bring a truly independent film alive.
We sincerely appreciate any contribution you can give.
About the film
The Story:A young Brooklyn couple whose relationship is on the rocks heads upstate to a remote B&B to work things out. The plan is ill conceived from the start. Arriving at The Happy House, they soon begin to suspect they’ve wandered into a real life horror movie. From there events go from weird to terrifying as they contend with the house's batty owner, her imposing son, a moody Swedish lepidopterist, a pedantic English professor, an extraordinarily rare butterfly, the world's best blueberry muffins, a .44 Magnum, a demented serial killer, and one very strict rulebook.
The Director:D.W. Young's most recent film, the short NOT INTERESTED, premiered at SXSW in 2010 before going on to screen at many other festivals including Sarasota, Vancouver, LA Shorts, Cleveland, and Maryland. D.W. made his directorial debut with the award-winning documentary A HOLE IN A FENCE (First Run Features, 2008).
How you can help
We're raising funds to pay for the crucial last steps necessary to complete our film- the final sound mix and exhibition HDCam dubs. Support the film by becoming a backer and choosing a pledge amount from the list on the right. (Kickstarter works on an “all or nothing” basis: if we reach our goal by March 3, then we receive your contributions. If we don’t, then your credit cards are not charged and we don’t receive anything.)
If you can’t make a pledge to the film, please share this campaign using this link. Every little bit helps us get closer to the finish line.
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