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$1,101
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 8 2015

About

Well, here's our story.  We are making a feature film called UNLEASHED, which we will shoot in San Francisco this July (2015).  

Here are our Hollywood Reporter announcements:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kate-micucci-steve-howey-justin-799685

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sean-astin-illeana-douglas-join-803116

We have an amazing cast...

Kate Micucci (GARFUNKEL AND OATES) as "Emma";

Justin Chatwin (SHAMELESS, ORPHAN BLACK) as "Ajax the Cat";

Steve Howey (SHAMELESS) as "Summit" the dog;

Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS) as "Carl;

 Hana Mae Lee (PITCH PERFECT); 

Josh Brener (SILICON VALLEY) 

and Illeana Douglas (GHOST WORLD, GOODFELLAS) to name a few.

Writer/Director Finn Taylor has been to Sundance not once, not twice, but THREE times with DREAM WITH THE FISHES, CHERISH and THE DARWIN AWARDS.  We are hoping UNLEASHED will be #4.  

We are launching a Kickstarter campaign to help us with post-production, including music.  Music is a huge part of Finn's movies, and on UNLEASHED we are fortunate to have super talented musicians Jenny Scheinman and Mark Orton composing our score, as well as Petra Haden who will be playing with Jenny on the soundtrack.

Here are a few words from our director about how this movie has come to be:

"I have always been fascinated by the ability of animals to open up the trust and love in us.  They do it in ways we often find difficult to do for each other.  I've seen the largest, toughest men melt to the wags of a puppy.

I also am blessed to have many women friends who want a life partner but feel commodified and spit out by the online dating world.   

Then I thought wouldn't be wonderful to see a women receive the soul boosting unconditional love we get from pets but projected through the eyes of two handsome men.  What a great way relearn how to love ones self and to trust in others. Once I started writing it I thought I can't believe this version of this story hasn't been made before.

We are also lucky to be working with some very talented animals! Here's Pepper, who will be playing "Ajax the Cat", at work for Friskies:

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And our friend Riley, training to play "Summit the Dog":

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And last but not least, a portion of the proceeds from the release of UNLEASHED will be donated to the AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION, the ASPCA and the AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY in support of all animals across the country who need our help. 

Please join our journey to get UNLEASHED seen by the masses.  It's a beautiful story and an amazing script being brought to life by a wonderfully talented team of artists.  Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the movies!

Risks and challenges

We will get this film made. We are fortunate to be working with a team of people who believe in Finn's vision and are passionate about making sure this film will be seen by friends and family alike. Like Finn, we all wanted to tell a story about unconditional love. We all want to make something we ourselves would like to see at the movies with friends, and walk out hopeful and happy. That said, every film has its challenges. Clearly ours is raising the money to build a really great soundtrack into the movie. How many romantic comedies have you seen without a terrific soundtrack? And distribution for every film is challenging, these days, with so much product. But we are confident people will come to see our little movie. Join us, won't you?

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