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Bang! Films presents a comedy about marriage, old friends, new relationships and starting over.
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What makes Most Likely special? Because summarizing a character-driven comedy like Most Likely - a comedy about a group of old friends spending a weekend at a house in the country for a wedding - in a digestible way without spoiling the characters and moments that make it special inevitably makes it sound like a movie that you might pause on while scrolling through Netflix, half-remember having heard of it, and keep scrolling. There’s an endless list of movies about old friends, relationships and getting older – what does Most Likely have that they don’t? 

Naked Yoga, for one. But I've already said too much. 

Most Likely revolves around the wedding of Kurt and Chloe, a free-spirited couple that, instead of planning a traditional wedding, decide to invite their closest friends to spend the weekend at Kurt's family's vacation house in northern New Hampshire. Among the guests are Chloe’s lifelong friends - Beth, a talented but aimless aspiring writer; Mia, a recently divorced single mom who’d rather not be at a wedding; and Joe, a theater director recovering from the emotional fallout of a bad breakup. Unfolding over the course of the weekend leading up to Chloe and Kurt’s nuptials, wine is poured (and other substances are imbibed), old friendships are tested and new relationships begin. 

While Most Likely’s subject matter is familiar and its themes are universal, it’s an increasingly rare thing these days - a comedy for adults. The laughs grow out of situations that will be relatable for anyone who has ever watched their peers marry and start families as their own lives seem to be stuck in neutral. Or anyone who has been though heartbreak and has to find the courage to take a chance on romance again. More than anything, it’s about those rare friends that, though they may find they lives drifting in different directions, are always there for each other when it counts. “Mature” is probably a strong word to describe Most Likely – did I mention the naked Yoga? – but it’s a movie with heart and genuine affection for its offbeat cast of characters.

Most Likely is also unique is that it’s being produced almost entirely in the great state of New Hampshire, whose unique character and stunning scenic locations have only been captured in a handful of movies. In addition, we’re shooting bookend scenes in beautiful Salem, Massachusetts. The cast is a combination of experienced and first-time screen actors, and the crew is an exciting group of emerging New England – area artists and technicians (you can read a little more about some of our cast and crew below). By contributing to Most Likely, you’ll be supporting truly independent cinema with a uniquely regional sensibility.

Here's how we'll be using the money we raise from our campaign:

$5190 will go towards compensating our cast and crew for their hard work.
$400 will go towards props and set decoration.
$400 will help pay for costumes.
$350 will go towards feeding our cast and crew during the shoot.

Funds exceeding our goal will primarily go towards supporting our distribution plans. We plan to complete Most Likely and premiere the film at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH by the end of the year. After the premiere, we'll be submitting the film to regional and underground film festivals, with the plan of making the film available for digital purchase in late spring/early summer of 2016. We intend to distribute the movie via Vimeo, although we'll also be submitting the film to Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services. 

While the digital filmmaking revolution has carried the promise of more opportunity than ever for artists with limited money and resources to make movies, we need your help to realize the full potential of that promise. In our case, we have the chance to make a funny, unique little gem of a movie, and we’d like your help in making it a reality. Thank you in advance for your support.

Cast and Crew
Here are just a few of the people who will be working on Most Likely. We'll be updating with other additions to the cast and crew during our campaign.

 Jennifer Beaudoin - Producer, Actor (Lex)

Jennifer has lived in New England for her whole life, and has experience with acting (Our Town, Antigone, The Vagina Monologues, and improv), stage direction and set design. Jennifer is incredibly passionate about music as well and managed her campus radio station for 3 years in college. She is working as a producer on Most Likely.

Andrew Bemis - Director, Writer, Editor, Actor (Joe)

Andrew Bemis is the writer, director, co-producer, cinematographer and editor of Black Light, a romantic comedy that premiered in 2009. He's also the writer and director of Most Likely, a romantic comedy currently in preproduction. In addition, Andrew writes about movies and other media for VermiciousEuroCultAV and his blog, Cinevistaramascope. He lives in New Hampshire with his family.

 Robert Brookes - Producer

Robert Brookes is a freelance writer from New Hampshire, formerly having done work in the video game industry as a content designer and concept artist. Robert is currently working as producer on Most Likely.

 Jess Conger - Costume Designer, Actress (Beth)

Jess Conger is originally from the wilds of upstate New York, but has lived in New England for the past decade. She enjoys long walks on the beach, her cat, and wasting time on the internet. You may have seen her on stage in Salem State University's production of The Vagina Monologues in 2010, or more recently in the Post Meridian Radio Player's productions of Super Sleuths in 2014 and The Scarlet Pimpernel in 2015. Perhaps you have seen Black Light, her feature film debut. Or perhaps she's waited on you at her job. Jessica is proud to be involved with Most Likely.

 Johnny Donaldson - Actor (Greg), Assistant Casting Director  

Johnny is the kind of person who you meet and instantly love. Or like. Or at least tolerate. An alumnus of director Andrew Bemis' last film, Black Light, he is an experienced actor whose achievements include playing Shakespeare on stage, the cult underground horror flick Killing Brooke, a small role as a pedestrian who looks like a dot walking in the distance in the Mel Gibson vehicle Edge of Darkness, and convincing people he is a functioning, mature adult. He wants you to know he is currently enjoying a fine Irish whiskey as he writes this.

 Alex Fandel - Actress (Chloe)  

New to the acting scene, but fell in love instantly with performing. An avid reader and animal lover. Works for her mother's donut shop in Boston, with big dreams of making it to the silver screen. Believes that laughter and good friends make life worth living. Starred in Mad Z Productions' Killing Brooke and has a few mini movies under her belt.

 Jack Garrett - Gaffer

Jack is a filmmaker in the New England area who recently graduated from Boston University with MFA in Film Production. He has made several short films in addition to working as a cinematographer, gaffer, and sound mixer.

 Amanda McGrady - Cinematographer

Amanda has been shooting since the days of MiniDV tapes. Her first projects were horror flicks starring her high school classmates. Even though she came up in the digital world, Amanda covets every opportunity to work with 16mm and 35mm film. In 2010 she earned a B.A. from Emerson College with a concentration in Cinematography. Upon graduating she worked as a technician and engineer at RULE BOSTON CAMERA and lensed the award winning short film Phil's Butts. After years of shooting shorts, docs, and sports coverage she entered the feature film world with the fantasy film The Gathering Storm and made a return to her roots with the horror comedy Chainsaw Maidens. You can check out Amanda's reel at her website.

Hannah Rodgers - Costume Designer, Continuity Supervisor 

Though born in Michigan, Hannah has spent the majority of her life in New Hampshire. Hannah studied screenwriting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has a lifelong passion for movies. 

Kevin Sandberg - Actor (Phil) 

Raised in the woods and now living amongst steel and concrete, Kevin Sandberg lives in a quiet reality as a war between malevolent robots and dinosaur ghosts rages on in his brain. His only fears are those parasites that enter the body via the urethra and finding himself in a life-threatening situation where the only escape is climbing a rope. Kevin is also a part-time comic book artist who has contributed artwork for various posters and web series.

Risks and challenges

While one of the main reasons for our fundraising goal is to be able to fairly compensate an experienced, professional crew, Most Likely is a low-budget independent movie featuring new and emerging talent in front of and behind the camera. The film is being shot on a very fast-paced, busy schedule for a feature, and while this is made more practical by the fact that most of the movie takes place at one location, its successful completion will rely on the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. In addition, there’s the challenge of getting the movie to audiences once it’s completed; fans who contribute to our campaign and follow us on Facebook and Twitter are the first and most important step in building word of mouth for the film. We'll be keeping our backers up to date throughout this process of the movie’s progress from page to screen.

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