About Hell, MI the Movie
The name Hell, MI can be a little misleading. -Sounds like something scary, huh? That’s not quite what this movie is about! This film is actually much more of a dark romantic comedy; think (500) Days of Summer, Harold and Maude or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Hell, MI tells the story of Evie and Benjamin. One from Halloween-infused Hell, MI and the other from oh-so-Christmassy Frankenmuth, MI. Growing up in these VERY different parts of the state has lead them to have VERY different outlooks on life, when they meet at college, they teach each other how to see Michigan and life in new ways, which lead to lots of exciting, scary, crazy, journeys all across the state. The story itself is told from two different perspectives, from both Evie and Benjamin. Someone like Evie, who is a product of the dark Hell, MI, and a little dark and pessimistic would read the last page of a book first (Just in case they don’t make it to end!), which is very different from an optimistic person like Benjamin from the much sunnier Frankenmuth, MI, who would read from beginning to end. So in Hell, MI, Evie is telling the story simultaneously with Benjamin, however, he tells it beginning to end, and she tells it from end to beginning.
We are trying to accomplish a lot from this movie! From expanding upon traditional storytelling methods, to sharing the warmth of the Mitten with everyone, to denouncing the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and taking a stab at the astonishingly low rate of women working in film! Care to help us out?
What We Need & What You Get
The AMAZING news is that enough people are passionate about this project that we will be able to make it for much less than it would cost if people were not as excited, but we are still only part of the way there!
Your donation will help Hell, MI:
-Ensure that our amazing cast and crew can get to set each day and have food to eat!
-Make sure our audio is superb and the movie is easy to hear!
-Give us storage for all our high quality footage
-Make sure our Art Department has the best resources so the movie can look its best!
-Cover some of our festival submission fees so the movie can be seen by ALL!
Apart from the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from helping out some super psyched movie folks, we are offering some great incentives to make your donation more worthwhile!
Don't worry, if we don't reach our goal, we aren't stopping! This movie WILL be made, this campaign just determines exactly how "indie" we are getting! We have a really special story to tell about Evie and Benjamin, that people will be able to relate to, whether or not they are Michiganders!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you do not have a means to support the movie right now, that's okay!
This movie deals with relationships, and all relationships matter! A simple LIKE or Share of our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hellmithemovie) or this Indiegogo page, telling people about our movie, sharing any of your unique talents/goods/services, it all adds up and makes Hell, MI the movie better! -We can't do it without you!