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Blood drives a desperate homeless couple to break into a summer home on the water, and blood forces them to flee.
116 backers pledged $6,235 to help bring this project to life.

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A homeless couple in crisis break into an empty house, sparking an unexpected journey.

How far would you go to make sure the one you love survives?

Update for July 14! ALL BACKERS can now see the FIRST EIGHT MINUTES!
Pledge now to watch!

Public Update for July 17 ----------> Thank you from Paul & Wonder!

Public Update for July 15 -----------> Closet Raiders

Public Update for July 14 -------> The Sound of Our Vision

New Interview with The MacGuffinCast!

The Summer Home

Who are we?
The Summer Home is directed by Kris and Lindy Boustedt (Writers & Directors, Perfect 10), written by Wonder Russell (Executive Producer & Actor, Connect To), and Kris & Lindy Boustedt, cinematography on the RED by Ty Migota, (Director & Cinematographer, Us Ones In Between), original music by award winning composer Eric Goetz, and features Wonder Russell and Paolo Vitulli. All of us are hardworking indie filmmakers whose past projects have shown around the world - and we're excited to combine our powers to bring you this latest endeavor. It's beautiful, it's gritty, it's an example of the stubborn indie spirit that "makes it happen." Yay!

Why this film?
We wanted to tell a story as simply as possible, using one main location and almost no dialgoue. We wanted the music of the characters to come alive. We wanted to create a complex relationship between the protagonists, and between the audience. We wanted to move you. We wanted to make you hurt. We wanted to give you hope. This is our film....for you!

A Year Without Rent
We were very happy to have Lucas McNelly of A Year Without Rent on our crew. Check out some of the exclusive behind the scenes videos he created:

Shot List on the Fly

Dust Bowl Blues

An Interview With Kris & Lindy: Married Directors

An Interview With Kris & Lindy: On Collaboration

Production Notes: Day 1 on The Summer Home

Beer & Rain: Day 2 on The Summer Home

Just Make It Work: Day 3 on The Summer Home

Indie films are a labor of love...
...and impossible to make without your help! That's why we're turning to you. To finish The Summer Home, all donations will go to:

* Color correction to make every red throb and every black burn
* Sound design: the ocean, the crackle of fire, the crinkle of a smile
* Creating and recording an original score; This is crucial given that there are only about 5 lines of dialogue in the entire film - music will carry the film and create tone and mood. It's vital, and we have an award winning composer on board!
* Editing - this is the 2/3 iceberg that lurks below the surface and sinks many a well-intentioned film! :)
* 10% fees to Kickstarter and Amazon - you never raise as much as it appears. ;)
* Outstanding production costs including camera and lights rental, food and lodging for the crew, props, sfx makeup, and costumes.
* Festival entry fees. Hello Park City!

What's cool about donating?

We have some awesome rewards for backers! We will create haiku's in your honor, invite you to the screening, put your name in the credits, send you impossible-to-get DVDs our last films, CD's of original music, and much more!

A film is really a year-long commitment, so please, join us. Come along for the ride. Travel to festivals with us. Cheer your film on! That's the coolest part about donating. We won't let you down. :)

I want my haiku and my lullaby. Now what happens?

According to the code of Kickstarter, your credit card will not be charged until

1) Our deadline runs out as the sands of time drift through the cruel hourglass
2) We hit our much hoped-for goal. You can see both of these to the right.

If we don't hit our goal, we get no funds. No cards are charged. No rewards are sent. Everyone is very sad. We drink champagne anyway and try again.

But we're not going to let that happen.
And that's where we depend on you to reach your network!

Everyone has a sphere of influence, and when they combine, super powers are activated. Please, please, please share the widget, sound the barbaric yawp of your involvement, link to this page and make up audacious lies about us on Twitter! Let's go out with a bang! Please help us spread the word. IT'S FREE. :)

How do I stalk you?
I thought you'd never ask! There are so many ways.

Like The Summer Home on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesummerhome

Follow Wonder : www.twitter.com/@bellawonder

Follow Kris & Lindy : www.twitter.com/@krisandlindy

Follow Paul : www.twitter.com/@pmsebastiano

Kris & Lindy's Production Company: www.firstsightproductions.com

Wonder's sites: www.wonderrussell.com and www.bellawonder.com

Email: bellawonder [at] gmail [dot] com!

Let's get started!

Thank you for reading this, thank you for championing us!! Together, we can make The Summer Home a reality. Let's do this!

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    Special Thanks on our website and me squealing YIPEE! My sincere gratitude. Exclusive access to behind the scenes videos and sneak peeks.

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    We're doing things a little differently with this campaign. At this level, you get an invitation to the cast and crew screening in Seattle. HELL YEAH! Also, your name as a Thank You in the credits + access to all behind the scenes content.

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    Invitation to cast and crew screening + get the digital versions of the completed film The Summer Home + the film's official poster.

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    ALL of the above, AND add Wonder's digital album "Secret Room." 12 original songs of folk-pop goodness, 5 years in the making [you can hear one of the tracks in our video!]. ALSO get a special haiku written by Wonder on a theme of your choice, posted on Facebook, Twitter, and the website!

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    At this level we add Eric Goetz's full length, original soundtrack to The Summer Home as a digital download! But there's more! ALSO receive Wonder's previous festival-screened short film, CONNECT TO, on a DVD. This is not available anywhere else. This plus everything else at the $50 level!

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    A fine art quality photograph [8x10] by Wonder of the gorgeous San Juan Islands, whether sunset on the water, or the microcosm of an undisturbed tidepool. These prints will be captured while on location, gently edited, matted, and suitable for framing. We will mail to you anywhere in the world, signed by the cast and directors of The Summer Home. This, plus everything at the regular $75 level.

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    CONSULTATION: Have a short film or feature idea? Sit down with Kris and Lindy (either in person or via Skype) and pick their brain on how to get it made! They'll read the script and give valuable feedback on your project. Kris and Lindy have created short and features films that have won awards at festivals around the world. This is an amazing opportunity for any serious filmmaker. This plus ALL of the above. (Travel & lodging not included)

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    TETE-A-TETE with KRIS: Director Kris Boustedt is an Associate Faculty in Film at both Shoreline Community College and Bellevue College. He is also an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro, and has edited five films playing festivals in 2011 alone. Explore editing as an artform or work through a tailored Q&A in Final Cut Pro. This exclusive one hour appointment is both a lesson and investment, and will be customized to your needs, experience level, and vision. This plus ALL of the above. (Travel and lodging not included)

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    ALL of the above PLUS! Producer credit on IMDB + Special thanks alphabetically for you or your business in the end credits of the film + A DVD of Kris & Lindy's feature film PERFECT 10 signed by lead actress Karie Gonia + Exclusive invitation to a one time only, very special Backers Banquet hosted by Wonder, Kris & Lindy in Seattle; get yourself here and we'll wine and dine you. AND, you'll get an exclusive first look at Kris & Lindy's feature film, "This Is Ours"! Pretty much the awesomest reward package ever for fans of film :)

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    Wonder will record a one time only, original lullaby inspired by The Summer Home. This is for backers only and will NOT be a offered with the rest of the soundtrack. Get the lullaby and everything else at the $125 level. :)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit. ALL of the above, including consultation, lullaby, and matted print. ALSO receive an hour of introductory Italian lessons from lead actor Paolo Vitulli. BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE! Paul and Wonder will create a short form improv sketch show based on the theme of your choice, filmed just for you and put on Youtube. Now that's clout.

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