About this project
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Future Weather is a portrait of a Midwestern teen who takes refuge from an unstable home life in science and nature. When she’s abandoned by her mom, she decides to take survival into her own hands. Told with humor and pathos, Future Weather is an authentic look at three generations of women navigating responsibility and self-fulfillment. It also gives voice to a generation who has inherited life on a warming planet. Starring Perla Haney-Jardine, Amy Madigan, Lili Taylor, Marin Ireland and William Sadler.
Amy Madigan and Perla Haney-Jardine.
Future Weather is the first feature of writer-director-producer Jenny Deller and producer Kristin Fairweather. We started in 2006 from scratch: no money, no institutions, no Hollywood connections. Fueled by a belief in the script, entrepreneurial fervor, and a hunger to learn what it takes to make an independent film, we talked to anyone who would listen (and listened to anyone who would talk), created budgets, roped family and friends into fundraisers, and applied to every grant, lab and contest available.
In 2009, the film was selected from out of 2000 applicants as a semi-finalist in the Netflix FIND Your Voice competition, co-sponsored by Film Independent. This gave us the opportunity to work with actress Perla Haney-Jardine on a companion short film to Future Weather called Save the Future.
That spring, Future Weather also won the Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Award from the Nantucket Film Festival. We had cracked the door open. Slowly but surely, the project attracted financial supporters, collaborators and mentorship from producers Cora Olson and Jennifer Dubin, Film Independent, the Tribeca Film Institute, IFP and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2010, we shot Future Weather in the Philadelphia area.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
This film has been over six years in the making and will premiere April 29th at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. This is a valuable opportunity for the film to be seen by audiences, critics and distributors—which means a very promising shot at wider distribution, and ultimately the opportunity for you, your friends and family to see Future Weather in theaters, on TV, and through online outlets like Netflix and iTunes.
We need your help to launch this critical phase of the filmmaking process: getting festival-ready, building our audience, and securing distribution.
Future Weather is a low-budget independent film that has been funded by individuals, non-profits and sweat equity. We wrapped post-production in February 2012. We're now raising money through Kickstarter to dot I’s, cross T’s, and pay for all of the tools we need to put our best foot forward and make sure our beautiful film has a shot at reaching festival audiences and beyond.
Your generous donations will pay for:
- a publicist
- a new website
- movie posters, postcards, and other materials
- festival travel/accommodations for cast and filmmakers
- screeners, supplies and shipping fees
- remaining post-production and delivery expenses
- music & effects track
- legal fees
- energy audit and carbon off-sets (we were a green production!)
Moving the RED camera between locations at Pennypack Park.
We cannot thank enough the incredible community of artists and professionals who filled this project with heart, soul and a back-breaking amount of work. They collaborated with us for the sheer love of the craft, not for money, and taught us an incredible amount. We are forever grateful.
Cinematographer: Zak Mulligan
Editor: Shelby Siegel
Production Designer: Gino Fortebuono
Composer: Erik Friedlander
Music Supervisor: Jackie Mulhearn
Sound Designer: Kent Sparling
Costume Designers: Amy Roth, Kelly Levine
Casting: Suzanne Smith Crowley, Jessica Kelly
Line Producer: Joe Guest
Executive Producers: Jennifer Dubin, Cora Olson
Co-Producers: Laura & Marc McKenna, William G. Kay
Associate Producers: Carolina Roca-Smith, Kimberly Burnick
There are plenty more Future Weather production ninjas where this came from, check ‘em out!
This film would also not be possible without our families, friends and partners who have contributed such bottomless trust in this whole enterprise, it blows us away. Future Weather is as much yours as it is ours.
HUZZAH! to our fabulous interns who work their
fannies off and infuse the project with so much fresh energy and bright ideas.
And WORD UP! to THE FUTURE WEATHER LOVE BRIGADE, the benevolent grassroots net of love, volunteerism and resources who never let us down.
To all of our new KICKSTARTER FRIENDS: Welcome to the Love Brigade!!!
Hauling the trailer on-set at Pennypack Park.
Kristin Fairweather, Perla Haney-Jardine, Anubhav Jain, and Jenny Deller.