The 2014 SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner- a comedy about Allie and Harper whose journey to the beach is needlessly difficult. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 19, 2014.
About this project
FORT TILDEN is World Premiering in Narrative Competition at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival – but we need your help!
The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers – and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper – “Fort Tilden” is a hilariously insightful and recognizable look at the consequences of extended adolescence.
Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliott) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.
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Written and Directed by - Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers
Produced by - Mollye Asher and Geoff Mansfield
Director of Photography - Brian Lannin
Starring - Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Neil Casey, Alysia Reiner, Peter Vack, Griffin Newman, Jeffrey Scapperotta and many more familiar funny faces
Fort Tilden needs your help to make it to this year's South by Southwest Film Festival! We need one last push to afford:
And Many Other Necessary Expenses!
Grab your bike and bring the sunblock because Fort Tilden is calling you!
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And considering that Fort Tilden has already been shot, you needn't worry about your donation not going to use.
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A BIG Thank You on Facebook, Twitter, and the Fort Tilden website! Your followers will be jealous!Estimated delivery:
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An exciting hi-res behind-the-scenes digital production still! Great for Tinder!Estimated delivery:
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A DVD of Fort Tilden, an exciting hi-res behind-the-scenes digital production still and A BIG Thank You on Facebook, Twitter, and the Fort Tilden website. A Cornucopia!!Estimated delivery:
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Digital downloads of Fort Tilden and the short films of filmmakers Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers! Quick before Criterion sues you!!Estimated delivery:
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An Exclusive Invitation to the LIVE recording of the DVD Commentary with the filmmakers and stars AND the party to follow! Book your babysitter NOW!Estimated delivery:
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Exclusive Invitation to the New York premiere and after-party! Glamorous photos with the cast and filmmakers! Live the fairy tale!Estimated delivery:
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A Professional Photoshoot and downloadable photos by one of Fort Tilden's talented still photographers! Great for Obituaries!Estimated delivery:
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Private Script Consultation by one of the filmmakers OR a Production Consultation with Producer Mollye Asher! (If you choose one filmmaker over the other, please do so respectfully. THERE WILL BE DRAMA.)Estimated delivery:
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A TRIP to Fort Tilden with the filmmakers and stars, as well the Exclusive Invitation to the LIVE recording of the DVD Commentary and after-party! WHAT A DAY!Estimated delivery:
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ALL OF THE PREVIOUS REWARDS! Book some vacation days!!Estimated delivery:
An EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the film! Oh my God, thank you.Estimated delivery:
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