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What would you do if your life long best friend asked you to father her child? Or asked you to offer up your husband to provide the DNA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

UNTITLED JACKSON HOLE PROJECT is a feature film that brings a group of lifelong friends together in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming over a long holiday weekend.  What starts out as a festive and fun-loving reunion between friends filled with reminiscing quickly degrades into a test of relationships once Meredith reveals she is ready to have a baby – and she wants one of the guys in the group to step up to the plate and donate! 

OUR GOAL

UNTITLED JACKSON HOLE PROJECT has a 50K in 50 day goal via Kickstarter!  With your help, the $50,000+ raised on Kickstarter, the use of the Wyoming tax incentive aka Film Industry Financial Incentive (FIFI) and the generous support of angel investors will allow us to be in official pre-production this September and begin filming in late fall!  

Decide on a title!  We've been kicking around (with cowboy boots on) various ideas and nothing has made us go - "That's it!  That's the title!"  So, please feel free to send your ideas and suggestions via the comment section!  Of course if your title is chosen, first we'll THANK YOU and then we'll determine a special reward too!

Distribution!  UNTITLED JACKSON HOLE PROJECT has the means to take on a hybrid distribution model if a major and/or mini-major studio does not acquire the film for big bucks!  That's right, UNTITLED JACKSON HOLE PROJECT already has the necessary relationships to put together a day & date theatrical/VOD release followed up by a day & date DVD/VOD release with the potential to reach 100+ million homes!  

ABOUT THE WRITER/DIRECTOR

COURTNEY MOOREHEAD BALAKER 

Courtney received her MA in directing from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College London.  She began her career in New York directing off-Broadway theater including the revival of Austin Pendleton’s Uncle Bob starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and George Morfogen.  During that time, she also worked for ABC Network News on such shows as Good Morning America, 20/20 and World News Tonight.

She is the producer, writer, and director of the short film Cute Couple that played at several film festivals, winning the Audience Choice Award at the Jackson Hole Film Festival and Dances With Films in Los Angeles.  Recently, Courtney was a producer on a documentary series that will air on PBS in November entitled, America in Primetime;  a four-hour series examining the creative process behind primetime’s most iconic and groundbreaking shows, past and present, through on-camera interviews with the shows’ creators, writers, and actors.  Some of the shows featured include, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Taxi, NYPD Blue, Sex and the City, Seinfeld, Twin Peaks, The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Big Love, and Modern Family – among others.  Courtney also served as a contributing producer during the launch of Oprah Winfrey’s new network, OWN.  She and her husband co-founded Korchula Productions a production company dedicated to making important ideas entertaining. 

Prior to OWN and Korchula, she served as Vice President of Development for Neo Art & Logic, a feature film production company that had an overall deal with Dimension/Weinstein Company for 20 years.  While at Neo, she developed the scripts for Pulse, Pulse: Afterlife, Pulse: Invasion, Feast, American Pie Presents:  The Naked Mile, American Pie Presents:  Beta House, (Rogue/Universal) and most recently was a Producer on The Collector written by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (Feast, SAW IV, V, & VI) released by Liddell Entertainment. 

PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

The Wyoming Film Office & the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce have already begun their support of the project, as have numerous local businesses in the Jackson area.  To date, the following have donated incentives for our Kickstarter campaign:

Antler InnThe Blue Lion Restaurant, Briar Rose Fresh Flowers & Gifts, Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, JH Fine Dining, Mad River Boat Trips, Mangy Moose Shoppe, Scenic Safaris, Snake River Brewing and Snake River Lodge & Spa .  

Plus, we've got additional businesses (not just locally based) reaching out to take part in the campaign!  So, we'll be rolling out these incentives over the course of the 50 day campaign and hope you will check back often and see what's new! 

Additional incentives can be viewed by clicking on the blue UPDATES tab above!

Added on:  

7/17/11 - Redline Running Company  - SOLD

7/21/11 - Jackson Hole Whitewater - SOLD

7/31/11 - Jackson Hole Shooting Experience - STILL AVAILABLE

8/28/11 - Let's Go Design - STILL AVAILABLE

9/1/11 - Jackson Hole Whitewater - STILL AVAILABLE

9/1/11 -  Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club - STILL AVAILABLE

About the Wyoming Film Office:

The Wyoming Film Office is your gateway for filming in the Cowboy State. Give us a call if you need permitting, locations, or logistics assistance.

About the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce:

Through the years the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has worked as a catalyst for business, both locally and tourist-driven.  The Chamber’s dedication to the triple bottom line of economy, community and environment is as unique as Jackson Hole.  Making sure that all three are vibrant is required for our local businesses to be strong.  Respecting the Power of Place:  Our Commitment to Economy, Community and Environment is the JHCC brand.  

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.  Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.

GOT QUESTIONS?  GET THE FAQS!

Where can I learn more about the project? You can learn more about the project by visiting:  www.facebook.com/untitledjacksonholeproject               While you're there, please be sure to "like" us too!

If I pledge, how do I collect my reward? If funded, we'll be given your email address by Kickstarter and reach out to you directly.  An email survey to request any information such as your mailing address or other details will be included in the survey.  

What if I don't want the reward and just want to pledge?  Click on the "Back This Project" button.  You'll then be given the option to enter your pledge amount and selection "No Reward". 

I want to support the project but don't have extra cash at the moment.  What can I do to help?  Spread the word in your community via your organizations and/or company website, your blog or your personal Facebook page and/or Twitter account!   

Will my pledge amount be made public? No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

Can I gift my reward?  Yes!  If funded, we'll be given your email address by Kickstarter and reach out to you directly.  An email survey to request any information such as your mailing address or the person you wish to gift your reward to will be included in the survey. 

Can you exceed the 50K goal?  Yes!  This would be amazing!  We've purposely set our goal at a reasonable level but are allowed to receive as much money as is given, just as long as we reach out goal of 50K within 50 days.  

If you reach your goal and/or exceed it, where does the money go? All of the money we receive for UNTITLED JACKSON HOLE PROJECT will go towards the budget of the film.  

I do not reside in the United States, can I still pledge?  Yes! Anyone, anywhere (with a major credit card) can pledge.

I'm interested in playing a larger role in the project?  How or who do I contact? We'd love to hear from you!  Please contact Producer, Melanie Miller via email at the following:  melanie@fishbowl-films.com  She'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Um, I think I had a "blonde moment" because I didn't get the Danes vs. Swedes joke?  Our Casting Director, Monika Mikkelsen is from Denmark and well, she just can't help herself.  The age-old rivalry between Danes & Swedes runs strong in her humor so don't be surprised if she makes us ask a Swede to say 777 to share with you all.



  


 

   

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