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141 backers pledged $14,091 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Everyone!

We are just moments away and we cannot thank you enough for all of your continuing support. This movie is on its way to becoming a reality and it's all because of you. That said, we are still far from done. We still need to raise funds and gather donations for food, hard drives, and transportation!

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We Want Your Old Stuff!!

The House on Cox Curve is a giant collage of art, love and junk! If you have furniture, games, toys, lamps, rugs, or a box full of slightly off putting tchotchkes or dolls that you don't know what to do with, give them to us! We will come get them from you!

We are looking to make this house a mixture of us and you- of all the old memories and knickknacks that make us who we are!

So please don't hesitate to contact us with anything you might want to contribute to the film.

Synopsis

Our film, The House on Cox Curve, takes place over one weekend. The Jeffersons, an otherwise typical couple, drag their begrudging teenage daughter to a family weekend away at what they assume to be a quaint bed and breakfast. Unbeknownst to them, the inn-keepers of this unique establishment (an older couple and their very handsome grandson) pride themselves in creating unique adventures for their guests. What is supposed to be a relaxing family weekend becomes anything but. The weekend runs from the macabre, to the ridiculous, to the sublime and everything in between. The Jeffersons return home after an adventure they are sure never to forget and we hope our film will do the same for you. 

About the Project

My name is Sophie Finkelstein and The House on Cox Curve is an exciting short film project by a group of talented young filmmakers. The story we want to tell is about a place that I grew up with, my grandparents' house. My grandmother was an old Hollywood actress named Geraldine Fitzgerald. When I learned that her house was to be sold, I wanted pay homage to her and the house and figured a film was the perfect way to do so. 

My friend Eamon O’Rourke, the writer and director of this film, and I went out to the house to try to find that story. Eamon imagined a quirky comedy about one very straight Upper East Side family’s weekend away at a unique bed and breakfast. The proprietors of the house are Sunshine and Lightning, an inn-keeping couple who have devoted themselves to making this house a place where guests will learn to find adventure together, whether they want to or not.

We too are finding the adventure in togetherness, and this project is, above all else, about collaboration. From its origin, The House on Cox Curve has been the product of organic and whole-hearted collaboration from my wonderfully talented crew of artists and filmmakers. Each member of the team is taking time off from their professional endeavors to pile into my house, roll up their sleeves, and make a movie.  

We Need Your Help

With your help we can tell a hilarious story that will give a group of hard working young filmmakers a chance to show that they have the abilities and determination to execute a project of this scale. We need to pay for equipment, art, a camera!, vehicles, gas, food, water, bedding and most importantly to pay our crew!  We can't thank you enough for taking the time to learn about our project. We hope you will contribute and help us make this script come to life and give a bunch of hard working and talented people a chance to shine! 

P.S. You will also give us a chance to make a film worthy enough to have an awesome screening party that you, with your generous contribution, will cordially be invited to join us at!

Our Team

Eamon O'Rourke (Director) is a Brooklyn born artist and teacher. His interests include writing and acting as well as large scale collaborative projects. Eamon wrote and directed a Multimedia production called "The Privilege of Death" which included original work from over thirty artists in ten different fields of production. It has been performed off broadway over the last few summers. Eamon can also be seen in Mandalay picture's "Another Happy Day" and you can also see his comedy videos on funnyordie.com. 

Sam Ellison (Director of Photography) is a cinematographer whose shooting credits include the short film "Ashley / Amber" (Officisl Selection, Berlin Film Festival 2011), music videos for Talib Kweli ("Ballad of the Black Gold"), and Cult Fever ("Collector"), and fashion pieces for Macy's and Tommy Hilfiger.  He has worked as 1st Assistant Camera on 12 feature films and earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies in 2008.

Danica Pantic (Production Designer) is a Belgrade born, Brooklyn based designer. You can see her work at danicapantic.com

Rayna Savrosa (Production Designer) is an artist and freelance Production Designer based in Brooklyn. She has more fun making movies than she does doing anything else.

Tom Puzio (Art Director) is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts with a Fine Arts degree. He likes making things look nice.

Elissa Ruminer (Hair and Make-Up)  can turn your little brother into your grandfather and your mother into a zombie. 

Anney Perrine (Costume Designer) Anney loves creative collaboration and using costumes to bring a fictional world to life. Her work to date can be seen at anneyperrine.com. 

Candace Puzio (Costume Designer) started out in fashion and transitioned to film last month when Anney and she found each other. She is super excited! 

Daniel April (Gaffer) NYC based Gaffer and Key Grip whose credits range from music videos for Chairlift and Mac Miller,commercials for Nickelodeon and Adult Swim and feature length films by the creators of The Blair Witch Project.

Dan Mecca (Co- Producer) has been making movies since childhood, from getting coffee on set to producing indie projects. He plans to do whatever it takes to make this film a reality, including sexual favors.

Kim Lessing (Producer) Ditto. Come on everyone! Let's make a movie!

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    featuring a spectacularly stunning still from the film OR one of Sophie
    Finkelstein's original prints (11"x17" or a specific size to be discussed)
    to be selected from this gallery: http://sfinke1.otherpeoplespixels.com/section/305639_Congratulations_You_get_a_photo.html
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    Your very own DVD of our film, special thanks in the film's credits, your name or likeness featured in the production design PLUS an authentic piece of art from the Cox Curve House AND an 24" x 36" print by Sophie Finkelstein (or specific size to be discussed) selected from her website! http://sfinke1.otherpeoplespixels.com/section/305639_Congratulations_You_get_a_photo.html!!!!!!

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    Your very own DVD of our film, special thanks in the film's credits, your name or likeness featured in the production design PLUS a limited edition bound Guide To Adventure by our very own Cox Curve House proprietors, Lightning and Sunshine and/or a framed print by Sophie Finkelstein to be selected from her website http://sfinke1.otherpeoplespixels.com/section/305639_Congratulations_You_get_a_photo.html!!!!!!!

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    Congratulations you are an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! With this all too generous donation you will receive your very own DVD of the film, an insanely all too personalized thank you card, an authentic Cox Curve House shell from our location's very own bay, autographed by our fabulous crew, a glorious hand painted golden thank you rock, your name or likeness featured in the production design, a jigsaw puzzle featuring a stunning film still, an authentic piece of art from the house, a limited edition bound Guide To Adventure by Cox Curve House proprietors, Lightening and Sunshine, and Executive Producer credit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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