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A quirky social satire about a young woman always embarrassing herself and the old friend with a secret that will change everything.
A quirky social satire about a young woman always embarrassing herself and the old friend with a secret that will change everything.
A quirky social satire about a young woman always embarrassing herself and the old friend with a secret that will change everything.
178 backers pledged $12,030 to help bring this project to life.

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WE REACHED OUR INITIAL GOAL!! Thank you so much to our backers, likers, and enthusiasts!! We're gonna make a movie this summer!

But there's still time... We can raise more funds and make the movie even better!! Donations are now just as important to our movie as before. Every dollar now counts to enabling our film to get all the bells and whistles of post production and making it a fully polished movie. 

THANK YOU THANK YOU for making Kate & Lily possible!!!!

STRETCH GOALS

If we can make it to $11,860, we can pay for a composer, musicians and a scoring engineer to make a whimsical score for the film!

If we can make it to $12,560, we can pay for the very best color correction at Different by Design.

If we can make it to $13,980, we can pay for state-of-the-art ADR and Foley sound facilities at Monkeyland.

NEW REWARDS

1. For $30, receive original Kate & Lily concept art--in addition to a digital link to the film, your name in the credits and lifelong good vibrations.

2. For $75, receive 3 good ol' LOBBY CARDS with glimpses of key scenes in the film--in addition to a Blu-Ray copy of the film, your name in the credits and lifelong good vibrations.

3. For $150, get a cameo in Kate & Lily!--in addition to a movie poster, a handwritten thank-you note, 3 lobby cards, a Blu-Ray, your name in the credits, and lifelong good vibrations.

THE STORY

KATE & LILY is a social satire about a 20-something woman named Kate whose life is going swimmingly. Yet every time she runs into Lily, a college acquaintance, Kate is at her worst. Kate can never be "cool" and put-together when she bumps into Lily. Little does Kate know, Lily has a secret that will change the way Kate sees things forever. 

Here is a contemporary fable about superficiality, appearances vs. reality, narcissism, and how women perceive one another. 

WHY THIS STORY 

KATE & LILY is an important story for me to tell because it's about me. It's about my own insecurities, female friendships, and why women choose to like and dislike each other. Within this movie, I am truly putting myself out there with a satire making fun of myself and my vulnerabilities. 

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I strive for a better understanding of myself and others through my work as a filmmaker. I want to be a filmmaker because I'm drawn to creating and enabling stories with unique voices and characters that generate greater compassion and understanding between individuals. 

Like many of the stories I've written and directed, KATE & LILY has a female protagonist. I am most often drawn as a maker and viewer to stories about women but for most of my life, female-driven movies have been few and far between. With a recent influx of Bechdel test-passing movies and television shows, more stories with female characters are just beginning to be told, and I hope to continue this movement. 

THE VISUAL STYLE

My team and I envision a picturesque fairytale unravelling as Kate's perspective changes. To execute this visually we will start the film like a cheery storybook with bright, desaturated colors and low-contrast visuals. Over the course of the story, Kate's world and perspective will devolve into a darker, more cynical world with saturated colors and high contrast visuals. 

MY TALENTED TEAM

WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO

We are seeking donations for a 5-day shoot in late May and early June in Los Angeles. Your money will go towards paying for our lighting kits, lenses for our Red Epic camera, dollies, crew meals, location permits, wardrobe design, hair and make-up, props, graphics, and coffee. 

This film is truly made possible by your support. Each and every donation of any amount not only helps but also makes my heart skip a beat. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you for your support of my story that I am so excited to make and share with all of you! 

THE BUDGET

 The music in our Kickstarter video is provided by:

"The Man With The Glass Nose" by Ergo Phizmiz (http://www.ergophizmiz.net)

My headshot is provided by:

The beautiful and inspiring Athena Pelton, my good friend and future sister-in-law. Check out her website here: http://athenapelton.com/

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk and challenge that comes with completing my project is constructing and telling the best possible story that will both entertain and touch as many people as possible. To make the best possible film, your donations are needed so we can bring my dream project to life.

Immediately after we wrap in early June, my team will be going lickety-split straight into post-production. We are scheduled to be completely mixed and done by early September. Following that, I will be sharing the film with those who donated and submitting it to film festivals too.

Thank you for reading this far down. I'm stoked to be hopefully making this movie very very soon with some very talented, very funny people!

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