Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 22, 2012.


An aging, charismatic lothario fakes his death to escape jail time. At his own funeral, he meets the son he never knew he had.

We are filmmakers looking to kickstart our latest project, HOT AIR, filming this Fall.  A significant portion of the funds raised here will go towards attaching a high-profile actor to our film, which is always one of the most difficult things to do for independent films. The issue is this: No Money, No Actor; No Actor, No Money.  It's a classic Catch-22 whereby we can't attach an actor to our project without a real money offer through their agent(s), but we can't raise money from our investors without a high-profile actor attached to our project.    

Our aim is to reach out to you, the Kickstarter community, and inspire you to help us raise $65,000 to complete our pre-production budget and to help us get well on our way to making our feature film.  We sincerely hope you'll take this wild, crazy, wonderful journey with us!

The Story

HOT AIR is the story of an aging lothario - a personal injury attorney by day and hard-partying restaurateur by night - who has been “borrowing” money from one business to pay for the other and then some.  We meet him just as his bad habits have caught up to him, and he’s facing serious criminal charges that would put him in jail for the rest of his life.  He sees only one way out: To fake his own death.  

Because this man is such a narcissist, he sees it fit to attend his own funeral.  He waits for the last attendees to leave the gravesite, so that he can get a closer look.  Just then, a young man approaches with a large bouquet of flowers.  He doesn’t recognize the young man, but soon finds out that this is the son he never knew he had.  Will he stay in town to connect with his son and risk his future?  Or will he flee for the border and turn his back on being a father?


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Special Thanks to Glass Pear for the use of their song "Last Day of Your Life."



Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No.  Only you and the filmmakers will be able to see your pledge amount.

If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
All incentives will only happen if our goal is met.  The screenings and film credits can only take place after the film is completed so this will take a bit of time.  We currently have February of 2013 as our target timeframe, but this is speculative. 

If I donate at the $1,000 level, which premiere can I attend?
First, thank you!  And second, we will make our best efforts to get you tickets to the premiere of your choice.  In the event it doesn’t work out, we will get you tickets to the next available screening or premiere.  

Can we exceed the goal of $65,000?

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal of $65,000 isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. Let's not let that happen!
Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus Kickstarter’s fees) will go directly to the making of our film.

I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to your project?
YES!  Pledge from anywhere.


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