Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Courtney Balaker raising funds for film set in Jackson Hole

News from jhunderground about a Teton County movie project:
Courtney Balaker, a writer and director from Los Angeles, is seeking to shoot her first full-length film in Jackson Hole this fall. She not only is seeking funding for the project but also a title and other creative input, such as extras. 
At the now-defunct Jackson Hole Film Festival, Balaker won the 2008 Audience Choice Award for best short film for her debut, Cute Couple. She has teamed with the festival’s ex-artistic director, Melanie Miller, who is serving as producer of the untitled Jackson Hole film. 
The two have turned to Kickstarter to raise money. They set out to raise $50,000 in 50 days, and so far have netted $12,140. The deadline is 1:53 p.m. Thursday. 
Synopsis of the plot: UNTITLED JACKSON HOLE PROJECT is a feature film that brings a group of lifelong friends together in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming over a long holiday weekend. What starts out as a festive and fun-loving reunion between friends filled with reminiscing quickly degrades into a test of relationships once Meredith reveals she is ready to have a baby – and she wants one of the guys in the group to step up to the plate and donate! More details can be found on the Kickstarter site.

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