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Raising money to complete post production for this short film based on Jenifer Hixson's Moth story, later told on This American Life. Read more

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Raising money to complete post production for this short film based on Jenifer Hixson's Moth story, later told on This American Life.

New York, NY Shorts
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We are raising money to complete post production for this short film based on Jenifer Hixson's Moth story, later told on This American Life.

After an adventurous location shoot in Asbury Park, NJ, filming at the beach home of Jenifer Hixson, we want to continue to do justice to this remarkable story. The footage looks beautiful, thanks to cinematographer Sanne Kurz (and her Canon 5D) and the performances from our leads, Kristin Taylor and Loren Lockwood are raw and heartfelt in this slice of life drama. With your contribution, we will have enough funds to produce a high quality finished product that will garner buzz and acclaim at festivals.

Because we are resourceful indie filmmakers, the $4000 we raise will be used to edit (visual & sound), score the film, get a sound mix, color grade and obtain music rights and create the highest production value possible.

If you like, we can make your payment tax deductible as we have a non-profit set up through Fractured Atlas (only for pledges of $100 or more - and please send an email about it if interested).

When ;) we exceed our goal, funds will be spent on marketing, promotion, and festival screeners.

The Website is: http://www.tawnyafoskett.com/home/

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Short Synopsis:

Based on a story heard on This American Life, “Girls Who Smoke” tells a tale of how a shared cigarette can lead to a friendship where you least expect it, and how a stranger can bring about a sudden sense of self discovery and inspire a life change.

Tawnya Foskett - Director
(The Auteur Tribe)
http://www.tawnyafoskett.com/about-auteur/
Laurie Rud and Quan Robinson - Producers
(Blue Turn Productions)
http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurierud
Jenifer Hixson- Story
http://www.themoth.org/
Gordon Farrell and Tawnya Foskett - Screenwriters
Associate Producers - Kipany Pictures
http://www.kipanypictures.com/
Sanne Kurz - Director of Photography
http://sannekurz.com/
Irina Arnaut - Art Director
Trailer Music:
Sam Pacetti's "The Lion and the Child"
http://www.sampacetti.com/
Brian David Band's "Up Down Sideways"
http://www.briandavidband.com/

CAST:
Kristin Taylor as Jenny
http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/KristinTaylor
Loren Lockwood as Becky
Jose Restrepo as Joe
http://web.me.com/joserestrepo/mysite/Welcome.html
Eric Gunther as Kurt
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0348372/

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    13 backers

    High fives, hugs and undying gratitude from the Director & Producers. xoxo

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    15 backers

    Specialized "Girls Who Smoke" matches and a Thank You in the credits.

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    6 backers

    Autographed still photo from the shoot.

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    11 backers

    Specialized "Girls Who Smoke" candle and a DVD after the festival run and all of the above.

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    Limited edition pack of Foskett brand cigarettes, as seen in the film, Associate Producer credit and all of the above.

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    A 3 hour private tour (5 people or less) of New York City, with producer/licensed New York City Tour Guide Laurie Rud, founder of New York's Unique Tours, a $100 gift card to BR Guest restaurants, Executive Producer credit and all of the above.

Funding period

- (45 days)