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Falling in love is easy. Happily ever after isn't. 

A romantic drama shot on location in stunning Japan and Utah.
Falling in love is easy. Happily ever after isn't. A romantic drama shot on location in stunning Japan and Utah.
119 backers pledged $17,190 to help bring this project to life.

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Secondhand Hearts - Feature Film

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About this Film: 

Imagine you meet the person you are supposed to be with -- you know it, they know it… So be with them. It’s obvious, right? But this is real life, and real life is never that simple.

Ben, a photographer on a trip to Japan, meets Emily and they quickly fall in love. However, when Ben returns home to the US, he discovers that Emily is his girlfriend’s older sister.

The Goal:

We have shot 56 pages out of 104 pages of the script. Meaning we have a little more than 50% of the film already shot. But there’s still a lot more to shoot. In spring 2016, we have some of our biggest shoot days ahead of us. We have scenes involving (spoiler alert) a hospital, a wedding, and a town firework show.

The money raised will go specifically to the art department (see above), pushing us through post production (professional sound mix, editing, master coloring), and finally festival submission fees. All in all, we’ve decided we need to raise $22,000 to finish up the film. We’ve already raised $7,000 ourselves through personal savings and equity investors, meaning we need to raise $15,000.

How it works:

Kickstarter is an all or nothing system, meaning if we raise $14,999 — you don’t get charged and we don’t get funded.

So to recap, unless we raise $15,000 or more, we’re back at square one. Please help us reach our goal!

The Filmmakers

Although he was only there until age 6, Austin considers himself to be a Tokyo kid. It was during his time there that he was introduced to film as an actor and it fueled his passion for storytelling. After spending two years writing the script, Austin will make his directorial debut into feature films with Secondhand Hearts.

Originally from Tijuana, Mexico and an active member of PGA (Producers Guild of America), Connie is currently working on Skull Island and carries 10 years of experience in production work. Her vast resume includes feature films Snowden, Big Eyes, Point Break, and winning TV series LOST. Connie got involved with Secondhand Hearts after director and co-worker Austin Everett approached her about producing his film, and before long, she was leaving the tropical shores of Hawaii to film in Orem, Utah.

Born and raised in Northern California, Casey went to BYU to study Computer Science and then switched to Film with an emphasis in Cinematography. He's been married to his beautiful wife, Abby, for 4 years and now they have 3 month old baby boy named Liev. Casey mostly shoots in the commercial realm but this will be the 3rd feature film as the Director of Photography.

Our Dept. Heads:

OUR CAST MEMBERS:

A graduate from BYU with a BFA in Music Dance Theater, Ben Isaacs plays the leading role of Ben in Secondhand Hearts. Ben's favorite film roles include Tristan in Boy With Blue and Fork in Waffle Street. Recent stage credits in Macbeth in Macbeth, John Proctor in The Crucible, and The Common Man in A Man For All Seasons. 

Mallory Corinne plays Emily in Secondhand Hearts. A graduate of the BFA Acting Program at Brigham Young University, Mallory's favorite film roles include Eleanor in Us and Meg in Roadkill. Stage credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Elizabeth in The Crucible, and Margaret in A Man for All Seasons.

 Allie Rae's favorite film roles include Jamie in Secondhand Hearts, Devin in Being Charlie dir. by Rob Reiner, and Sarah in Simple Gifts of Christmas. Favorite stage roles include Brooke/Vickie in Noises Off! and Mildred Pringle in Kiss & Tell.

Local boy from Honolulu, Hawaii. Jericho started performing lead roles at 16 in Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Honk, and Honolulu Broadway Babies, and placed top 10 for Humorous Interpretation in the 2008 National Speech and Debate Tournament. Recent film credits include Kenneth in Secondhand Hearts, Get the Girl, and Pick Your Own Adventure: A Mountain West Murder.

Our Supporting Cast:

You can check out more cast and crew bios at secondhandheartsmovie.com!

Rewards:

Have you seen the trailer? If you have, you’ll recognize these little guys! We bought 25 of these in the actual filming location at Nara Deer Park, Japan, and we’re offering them as one of our rewards for backing us.

(rewards are non-magnetic)
(rewards are non-magnetic)

Our graphic designer Taylor Everett created these beautiful posters for us. As one of the rewards we’re offering a official full size 40 x 27 Secondhand Hearts poster for you.

Closing Thoughts: 

Thank you to everyone who has already supported and encouraged us. It really means the world to us.

Please help us fulfill our goal to make this film. Thank you!!

Risks and challenges

Because we're striving to stay within our budget and our production value high, it's crucial we secure the rest of our funding. We've come this far on our own so now we need your help to finish.

So by all means, if you feel you would like to INVEST in our movie, please contact us!

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    THE FILM'S ORIGINAL SCORE by Michaela Jayne Belbin via digital link.

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    A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of SECONDHAND HEARTS upon its release!
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    A digital copy of an original draft of SECONDHAND HEARTS SCREENPLAY complete with unshot scenes and more, signed by writer/director Austin Everett.

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    ***CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!***

    Come to the PRIVATE RED CARPET PREMIERE of Secondhand Hearts! Come to Utah and schmooze with the cast and crew and see the film before we submit to festivals. And yes, you can bring a date. ;)

    Plus the DVD or DOWNLOAD, SCREENPLAY, the SCORE, THANK YOU, and the BACK ONLY UPDATES.

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    Remember the deer keychain in the trailer? Now you can have one like it!*

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    VISIT SET as a VIP GUEST or FEATURED EXTRA! Come join us on set in Orem, Utah in May 2016 and sit behind the monitors as a VIP guest or get your face on the big screen! We'll make sure you're on camera and will list you on the cast credits.

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    The OFFICIAL 11"x17" SECONDHAND HEARTS POSTER designed by Taylor Everett (and signed by the director upon request!).

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    ONE HOUR CONSULTATION SKYPE MEETING with Producer Connie Alicino and Austin Everett to discuss a project you’re trying to get made. We’ll give you advice on budget, financing, story, and more.

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    PERSONAL TOUR OF KANSAI JAPAN: Want to see the locations we filmed SECONDHAND HEARTS in person? Director Austin Everett will personally guide you to Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka, Japan. Lodging, flights, food — we got you covered. Bring a camera, you’re going to want to remember every moment.

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