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A couple makes a beautiful home together, enjoying the simple life. Things get complicated when the homeowner arrives...

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WHY

Why this story now?  We believe that home, real home, is increasingly important (and sadly absent) in a world that is disconnected from a sense of place.  We think it is best to touch on this theme with a narrative, because story is the language of the heart.

HOW
With your help!  Our budget is going to pay our cast and crew, rent equipment, pay location fees, post production costs, and distribute the film to film festivals.  To do all this, and do it well - we're going to need 5,250 clams (assuming one clam equals one dollar).  Thank you so much for taking time to look at our project, and for your consideration!

CAST

  • Arthur - Eric Dougherty
  • Katja - Katlyn Dougherty
  • William - Kim Lister

CREW

  • Director/Writer/Co-Producer - Bryan McManus
  • Producer/Art Director - Claira McManus
  • Cinematographer - Cody McMillen
  • 1st Camera Assist/Grip - Daniel Polidoro
  • Sound/Grip/Gaffer - Dan Overholt
  • 1st Assistant Director/Script Supervisor/Gaffer - Matthew Pacholski

SPOILER ALERT!
Where We Call Home is a film we're making because we believe it's important to have a place to call home.  Our main characters take us there - they fix-up and beautify a house, to make it functional, lovely and meaningful.  Their love for a slow and simple way of life, and their attention to the details, transforms them and the house into a warm, vibrant, inviting home.  That is - until the homeowner shows up - and he wasn't expecting company.

PAST WORKI have been very fortunate to have my senior thesis film, The Noble Earth, from the Savannah College of Art and Design's Film and Television Program, honored as the best experimental film of 2010 at SCAD, and it's also been screened at the Offshoot Film Festival, and will be screened at the Big Sky Doc Fest.  It's still doing a festival run too!

A short, preview of that film is here:

Thanks again for taking time to visit our Kickstarter page!

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    A birthday card handmade by the director, sent from our home to yours, for your next birthday, with some production stills from the film inside. Delivery varies, depending on birthday!

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    Unique work of art, from our home to yours, created by the Art Director, Claria McManus (don't wanna miss out on this one), with a handwritten thank you note from the director!

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    The director will sing you a song, the art director will throw you a pair of "where we call home" mugs , and you'll get a producer credit on its own screen with your name. Plus, a copy of the script, production stills, film poster, and your own digital or dvd copy of the film (did I mention a really big hug?).

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