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HIT is a short film following Brandon, who thinks he's met the girl of his dreams...until she brings a dead body on their first date.
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WE DID IT!!! STRETCH GOAL TIME: $20,000.00!!

We have 4 hours left so here comes STRETCH GOAL!!!!!

18,000.00 was the MINIMUM $ amount needed to go into production. NOW, with 4 hours on our hands we have the opportunity to look at financing POST PRODUCTION (editing, coloring, sound) and FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION!!!

ALL WE NEED IS $2000.00 to get there!!!

Every little bit helps us towards our dream of making HIT the best it can be. We are so grateful for your support. LET’S DO THIS.

Fancy Coyote Productions is bringing to life HIT, the unlikely love story of Brandon, who thinks he has found the girl of his dreams, the mysterious and beautiful Izzy, until he finds her red-handed (literally) with a dead body.

Brandon is an average 20-something who works in IT. He has a routine and a comfort zone that he rarely strays from, but when he meets Izzy, he takes a risk by asking her out.

After arriving to pick her up for their first date, Brandon realizes that Izzy is not at all who he thought she was when he catches her red handed with a body, and he is reluctantly roped into the strangest night of his life.

TEAM "HIT"

Katie Trew Cheline | Director
Katie Trew Cheline | Director

Katie Trew Cheline originates from Wales (Yes, the country…not the species), and now resides in the great wild west (Austin, TX). Through half a decade of work in the film industry, Katie has learned a variety of skills from the best in the business on sets such as: Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Men, Women and Children, Believe, Lazer Team and American Crime.

Katie has a background in photography, an eye for visual narrative and a passion for storytelling. And…she’s very funny. Give her your money. 

Felicia Golden | Writer
Felicia Golden | Writer

Felicia Golden was born and raised near Houston, Texas, where she grew up playing in the street and shooting tin cans with bb guns in her grandpa's backyard. She discovered her passion for storytelling as a child, through stories told over the campfire and watching everything from kung-fu actions and spy thrillers to rom-coms and Willy Wonka with her dad. She lived in London, where she got her Master's degree in Journalism and was inspired to write HIT, her first screenplay, after a series of her own awkward (and failed) attempts at romance. 

Jaytyler Ferretti | Producer + Assistant Director
Jaytyler Ferretti | Producer + Assistant Director

Jaytyler is currently working in Manhattan on the first season of Showtime's hit Happyish. He has been a part of many large productions including Bad Robot's Austin-based production 'Revolution'. He is also credited in hits like Fringe, Ugly Betty, The Avengers, 30 Rock, The Smurfs, and The Adjustment Bureau, just to name a few. Being involved in the theater, film, TV and fashion businesses for 20 years has given Jaytyler a unique well-rounded education and plenty of experience that he is happy to share with other like-minded go getters. 2014 was a big yea for him, first AD'ing 5 short movies and producing 2 others. In this case, he is taking on 2 roles, producing and first AD'ing the sure to be successful short film 'Hit'.

Andrea Lazard | Producer
Andrea Lazard | Producer

Andrea Lazard, a native Minnesotan and lover of all things Scorsese, received her B.A. from the University of MN in Film Studies and landed her first internship doing promotions and publicity for college markets for Paramount Pictures. After college, she moved into the theatrical world, working in the production services division of VEE Entertainment, the producers of stage shows such as Sesame Street Live!. She eventually pursued an opportunity to work on her first feature film, where she met the love of her life and moved to Austin. Since that time, she has established a career for herself in features, commercials, and print photography. In between her commercial world life, Andrea has worked alongside notable filmmakers on such films as: Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion, Jonathan Levine’s All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,  David Gordon Green’s Joe and Manglehorn, and also worked on the last 7 years of Richard Linklater's award winning film Boyhood. When she's not working, Andrea can be found on the volleyball courts or singing a Frank Sinatra tune.

Allen E. Ho | Director of Photography
Allen E. Ho | Director of Photography

Allen E. Ho is an Asian-American cinematographer born and raised in California. His work behind the camera as a cinematographer and camera operator has been featured in film festivals around the world such as Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Austin Film Festival as well as every major Asian American film festival in the US. His recent projects as a cinematographer include a feature length music documentary feature on folk singe Ana Egge (dir. Jesse Lyda) titled “Bright Shadow”, a 35mm Panavision short film nominated for a 2013 Student Academy Award “The Midwife’s Husband” (dir. Deja Bernhardt), and the narrative “Magpie” (dir. Russell O. Bush), which premiered at SXSW 2012 and was a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2013. Although his primary focus is shooting narrative fiction, Allen also has extensive experience shooting hundreds of musicians through live concerts, music videos, and interviews. A list of some of the musicians he has filmed include: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Shins, The Cults, The Ting Tings, Black Star, The Eastern Sea, Daphne Loves Derby, and Say Anything.https://vimeo.com/70146552

Kirk Johnson | Lead Actor in the role of, "Brandon"
Kirk Johnson | Lead Actor in the role of, "Brandon"

Kirk Johnson is a filmmaker, writer, actor, and improviser with nothing to lose. After earning a film degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he struck out on the meanest of streets and formed one-half of the comedy duo Beef & Sage (www.beefandsage.com). Together with a guy named Will, he’s made over 40 sketches and short films that have played some film festivals (SXSW, Fantastic Fest, Just For Laughs, Montreal.) He's only disposed of a few bodies. 

Haley Alea Erickson | Lead Actress in the role of, "Izzy"
Haley Alea Erickson | Lead Actress in the role of, "Izzy"

Haley Alea Erickson is a lady with many fancies: Actress. Writer. Producer. Improvisor. Musician. Through years of performance, conservatory education, and countless stage productions, Haley has and continues to explore the human condition. She has a passion for people and things that induce a good “chortle." A grad of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in Television, Radio and Film, Haley has her sights set on all aspects of storytelling. She has worked in the Austin, TX film industry since graduation in 2013, having been lucky enough to work on various projects such as award-winning Boyhood and the anticipated Lazer Team. Throw in a couple of awards for acting in indie shorts and you have a Haley. Check her out at www.haleyaleaerickson.com.

Burnie Burns | Actor
Burnie Burns | Actor

Burnie Burns is an independent filmmaker and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is the founder of Rooster Teeth Productions, an enormously popular online media empire with over three billion video views. Burnie is currently completing Rooster Teeth's first full-length film, Lazer Team, which set the record for the highest crowd-funded project on Indiegogo in 2014. Check out Rooster Teeth at : https://www.youtube.com/user/RoosterTeeth.

Michael Joplin | Actor
Michael Joplin | Actor

 Michael is one of our community gems; voted Best Actor in Austin in the Austin Chronicle's Readers Poll in 2014. Michael is a beloved teacher, dj, and musician who has been headlining in Austin improv comedy for over 15 years as a member of The Available Cupholders, The Knuckleball Now and Brain Trust. He teaches improv at Zach Theatre for Merlin Works. He has worked in the theatre extensively with Salvage Vanguard Theatre and Paper Chairs. Most recently he played "Plaster" in Physical Plant Theater's production of Everything is Established by Hannah Kenah.

Zachary Scott | Actor
Zachary Scott | Actor

 Zachary T. Scott started studying at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 2004 and as been making a transition from theater to film over the past few years. He is stoked to be a part of this project!

Stephanie Mishelle Ard | Actor
Stephanie Mishelle Ard | Actor

Much like all these other multi-talented, young whippersnappers, Stephanie Mishelle Ard is a an Actress, Writer, Producer, Improvisor, mediocre guitar-player and friend to most. She made the long, hard trek from Dallas to Austin 5 years ago to do "the acting thing" and hasn't given up yet. Pursuing a career in film/tv is the main goal, but many other equally fun pursuits continue to happen along the way. For your viewing pleasure: http://www.stephaniemishelleard.com/ 

Risks and challenges

As with any kidnapping/ ransom situation...we may get caught and chucked in jail. That would be awkward and present some issues for the completion of our film.

As for the film, there are challenges and risks...We are looking to do some stunt work, stuff that requires experts but will look AWESOME when pulled off. There are also complicated special effects makeup, props and art department eccentricities and so on that we will need to coordinate and execute that could cause us some potential challenges.

We believe that through the incredible talent down here in Austin, TX our crew will be able to handle any and all challenges that arise. With all of our years of experience and resources combined we are a well oiled machine that will bring this hilarious script to life.

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