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HALF follows Riley Young, a 12 year old girl conceived through artificial insemination, on her search for her half siblings. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on December 21, 2011.

HALF follows Riley Young, a 12 year old girl conceived through artificial insemination, on her search for her half siblings.

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The HALF team is officially in negotiations with DAVID PAYMER, one of the greatest actors/directors in the entertainment industry, to be our DIRECTOR and EXECUTIVE PRODUCING PARTNER! David has an amazing ability to create memorable characters in front of and behind the camera, as well as directing credits on nearly 50 episodes of Primetime and Cable TV shows. We know that this addition to the team will help us reach our goal, and turn the end product of HALF into all that it can be!!!

The [TRUE] Story

Riley is your typical 12 year old girl with loving parents, a doting grandfather, and coming into herself as a budding teenager. Typical, that is, if your parents are divorcing lesbians, your grandfather is a gambling widower, and you find out you were turkey basted into your mother's womb with the potential of having tons of half siblings floating about.

Life in Riley's household was unconventional. She grew up with gay parents whose marriage slowly broke apart, making way for her grandfather to step in and play a large part in raising her.  She never lacked adult love or attention and never missed having a father figure around.  What she desperately craved more than anything else was siblings, so when she found out she was conceived by an anonymous donor she saw the endless possibilities; not only might she have brothers and sisters, she might have oodles of them!  Riley resolves to find them all, and with the help of her family, sets out for the adventure of a lifetime.

HALF is a relevant, single-camera dramedy that shows how one family can put the fun in dysfunctional!

The Mission

Our goal is to raise $25,000.00 on Kickstarter over the next 40 days and bring HALF to life. Our dream budget is $50,000.00, so we figure if we get at least half (no pun intended) of it here, we will find someone to supply the deficit! Once the money is raised, we will launch into what the industry calls "Prep," which will give us five days to get everything in order before we roll the cameras. The real fun starts with production, which will be a total of three days between the dates of January 15th and 31st. But not to worry, we will be keeping you updated all along the way. THIS IS VERY POSSIBLE, AND WE HAVE AN AMAZING TEAM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! :-)

Now, once the money is in, we will be using YOUR funds to create HALF. Cast, crew, pre-production, production, post production, and publicity costs are all a part of that. That means that without the money, none of it is possible.

At this point in time, November 9th, 2011, about half the crew has been hired, Vancouver location scouts are in progress, offers have been made to grade-A talent to play our leads, and meetings are being held with phenomenal directors. It really is amazing what can happen when you put your mind to it. 

The Team

You can check out my bio on the bottom right hand side of this page, but none of this would be possible alone; It's all thanks to my team. My producing partner on the show is a talented, award-winning producer and writer on a number of hit TV series and movies. Who is this you might ask? My father, Dan Angel. And no, I am not biased. Feel free to check out his resume of work here --->

The Cast

Riley Young- Bailee Madison

Lisa- TBA

Grandpa Rich- TBA

Wondering how KICKSTARTER works?!?

Kickstarter works on an ALL or NOTHING basis. In other words, we have set a goal of $25,000.00 dollars in 40 days. If you make a donation, and at the end of that 40 days, we don't meet our goal, all contributions are immediately returned to sender. However, at the end of that 40 days, if the goal has been met, the contributions will be sent through to help make HALF a reality! :) If you have ANY other questions, don't hesitate to ask. 

Travis Catlett launches ART AUCTION for HALF

Are you looking for a new piece of art to act as the final touch on a room you're decorating? Are you a fan of expressionist art, and want an ORIGINAL piece signed by the painter himself? Travis Catlett, an incredible artist and friend of the HALF team, is holding an auction on 2 paintings, and 100% of the proceeds go to HALF! The auction ends on December 17th, so make sure to check it out and BID TODAY!!! You can help support HALF, and acquire a beautiful, original painting signed by Travis himself.

AVON Holiday Shopping HALF Fundraiser

For all of those AVON shoppers out there, a woman by the name of TIFFANY POTTER has started a wonderful fundraiser for HALF. Starting today through December 12th, anything you purchase through her AVON site with the special MATTANGELHALF code helps HALF. 25% of your final purchase goes towards our fundraising goal! Isn't that amazing? Everything you need to know is below!

Shopping and giving couldn't be easier...all that you need to do is:

1. Click on this link

2. Click on the "Online Event" tab towards the top of the page

3. Click on "Shop this Online Event" tab at the bottom of the page

4. Register your Account

5. Fill your shopping cart with great products

6. Choose the "Direct Delivery" option when you are checking out

7. Make sure that MATTANGELHALF is in the Coupon Code box to have your order designated for this event

8. Receive FREE shipping with your order of $30.00 or more and your order will be shipped right to your front door!


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