Uncategorized | August 31, 2011
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!
Here’s a synopsis of the plot:
More details can be found on the Kickstarter
site. Perhaps the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board will step up with some funding, having lavished $70,000 or more on courting Modern Family
Balaker, Miller and friends are hosting a party
from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Dwelling furniture, formerly the Cloudveil Store, at 120 W. Pearl Avenue. Beer and wine will be provided by Snake River Brewing Co. and Grgich Hills Estate, with hors d’oeuvres by E.leaven. Make a $30 pledge for admission.