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A feature length independent film about the progression of a woman's journey to escape the invisible chains of an abusive relationship.
35 backers pledged $7,006 to help bring this project to life.

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We've finished principal photography, a grueling but successful 19 days of shooting, including 32 locations, 64 scenes, and 150 camera set-ups! We've set up this campaign to raise funds for pickups, other aspects of post-production, and film festival submissions. 

This project started ten years ago when Director, Holly Mollohan of Screaming Butterfly Entertainment began writing My Autopsy. As a survivor of domestic violence, the subject matter contained within the script pages of this film is close to her heart. However, being the creative soul that she is, she didn't want this film to be another feel-good sigh of relief. This film is hard, dark, and impactful.  It is an exploration of the darker side of love and obsession, and how an emotional autopsy is sometimes necessary to realize one's own power.  

Set in the environment of a gritty local music scene, the film examines Rachel’s fall into the abyss and her ultimate realization of self in a hard hitting, “no holds barred” fashion. It’s sex, drugs, rock and roll, and stream of consciousness poetry with a dreamlike emotional twist. It’s a tale where it is discovered that within even the most broken woman hides a strong person who will eventually break out of the emotional cell in which she is imprisoned. She will find that she has the inner strength to not only tackle life on her own, but to effectively exorcise the demons from her past. 

In June of 2018 as the time to turn dream to reality loomed, Director Holly brought Producer Serenity on the project. Serenity is also a survivor of domestic violence and has poured her entire heart and soul into making Holly's journey a reality. Eric, who has a passion for real and gritty storytelling, jumped at the chance to join the team and came on as Assistant Director. Together the three friends and colleagues embarked further on the path to make this film a raging success. With your help, we can!

The screenplay has won awards at several film festivals including the Silver Ace Award at the 2011 Las Vegas International Film Festival, Official Finalist at the 2011 Beverly Hills International Film Festival, Award of Excellence at the 2012 Canada International Film Festival, and Second Place at the 2011 Appalachian Film Festival. Plans are on-going for film festival submissions and distribution efforts through Netflix and Amazon.

Risks and challenges

We are happy to tell our backers that the major risks and challenges that come with any production are mostly behind us now that we have entered the post-production phase. Even still - please know that the estimated delivery dates were selected based upon what we believe to be manageable. We will always communicate with our backers on any changes that may delay delivery of any perks. Thank you for your support. Enjoy the perks!

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    Thank You!

    Thank you for supporting Independent Filmmaking. This wouldn't be possible without your support!

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    Social Media Shout Out!

    We'll give you a shoutout on our Facebook page (and tag you of course).

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    Thank You Video Shoutout on Facebook

    One of our awesome crew members will make and post a video shoutout for you on our Facebook page. (We'll tag you of course!)

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    Tarot Reading

    Get a 5 card tarot reading from our Producer Serenity, an ethnic Romany who reads cards, tea and runes. Serenity will do your reading and email you the detailed interpretation and photo of the card spread.

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    • Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Five card Tarot reading
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    Signed Film Poster

    Receive an official My Autopsy poster signed by the Director herself!

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    • Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Official My Autopsy poster!
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    Digital Download of My Autopsy

    Receive a digital download of the film! (once officially released)

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    Personalized Voice Recording

    Fifteen seconds of the Director, Assistant Director, or Producer saying whatever you want (within good reason). Try us. You’ll receive an MP3 file so you can use it as your outgoing voicemail, to prank call a friend, or to gently soothe yourself to sleep with one of our awesome voices. The sky's the limit.

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    • Personalized recording
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    Digital copy of the script+Film!

    Get a PDF of the entire script emailed to you the day of release!

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    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
    • Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Digital copy of the script (Once officially released)
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    Deck of Cards & Guitar Pick

    Get your own deck of cards exactly like the ones Buddy uses during the game of Kings and a Rumble Strip Orgasm (our antagonist Vince's band in the film) guitar pick.

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    • Deck of Cards
    • Video Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Branded guitar pick
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
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    My Autopsy Branded Shot Glass x2

    Rumble Strip Orgasm is our antagonist Vince's band in the film. With this level, you'll get TWO Rumble Strip Orgasm shot glasses. Share one, or keep both for yourself!

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    • Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Branded shot glasses (2)
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
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    Branded Merch & Tarot Reading

    At this level, you'll get 2 Rumble Strip Orgasm (antagonist Vince's band in the film) shot glasses, a Rumble Strip Orgasm guitar pick, a detailed tarot reading by Producer Serenity, emailed with card spread photo, poster AND a PDF of the script (to be delivered once film is officially released).

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    • Official My Autopsy poster!
    • Digital copy of the script (Once officially released)
    • Branded shot glasses (2)
    • Branded guitar pick
    • Tarot Reading
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
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    Better Enlightenment

    Does Rachel achieve the enlightenment she so desperately wants and needs? You'll have to wait until the film releases to find that out... but, YOU can whenever you want with the Better Enlightenment Perk! Backers of this reward tier will receive a hand-picked (by Serenity) Chakra Meditation Stone set and backer's choice of a full tarot, tea or rune reading (delivered by email).

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    • Chakra Balancing Meditation Stone set
    • Video Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Backer's choice of a tarot, tea, or rune reading
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    Signed hard copy of the Script and more!

    Receive a signed hardcopy of script from the cast and crew of My Autopsy!

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    • Signed hard copy of the script (once officially released)
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
    • Your name in the film credits!
    • Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Official My Autopsy poster!
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    Pizza Party Screening for you & Friends

    Gather up to 15 friends at your place, we'll provide pizza and non-alcoholic drinks. You'll get a digital download of the film to screen while you hang out and eat.

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    • Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Your name in the film credits!
    • Digital copy of the script (Once officially released)
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
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    Spend a Day on Set!

    Spend a day on set during filming! Interact during break times with cast and crew, eat with us and see first hand what a day of filming is like for an independent film. Travel and lodging for one day provided by My Autopsy crew. Due to time constraints, this option is only for our US backers. Digital script and download to be sent separately upon film release.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the film credits!
    • Digital copy of the script (Once officially released)
    • Video Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
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    Premiere Screening & Producer Credit

    Come to our premiere! Travel and lodging provided by the My Autopsy crew. You'll also receive an Associate Producer credit, and all rewards listed below.

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    • Attendance at Premiere
    • Digital copy of the script (Once officially released)
    • Digital Download of My Autopsy (Once officially released)
    • Branded shot glass & guitar pick
    • Your name in the film credits!
    • Video Shoutout on our Facebook Page!
    • Official My Autopsy poster!
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Funding period

- (30 days)