Get Hot!

1920: A sheltered daughter learns her boyfriend was killed in the war, and sinks into a deep depression...but hot jazz and slick friends might just be the cure.
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Christy Morgenroth
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

GET HOT! - THE FILM

Get Hot! is a Prohibition-era story about a sheltered girl named Dorothy Albright. Raised in a traditional home by her traditional mother, Dorothy longs for adventure. Upon hearing the news that her beloved soldier has died in the first World War, she imprisons herself in her room for several months. One fateful evening, she decides to bust out. Along the way, she meets Cat and Johnny, a couple who draw her into the world of jazz, liquor, and recklessness in which she may find freedom.

This film is inspired by the work of Sofia Coppola and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

 If you love anything (or everything!) about the twenties, you're gonna want to see this movie. 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR/WRITER

I was born in 1992 in California, and though I have roadtripped through the whole country and visited many others, I have lived here all my life. I'm currently studying film production at the University of Southern California, and have made 6 short films in my time here. 

I've been excited by storytelling and performance art for as long as I can remember. Prior to studying at USC, I devoted my time to performance poetry in an art collective called The Razor Babes. We traveled up and down the coast of California during spring break last year, performing at many venues in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles. At the same time, I practiced live comedy and helped run shows for Improv-A-Sutra at Moorpark College.

I try to write every day - even if it's just a oneliner or a single thought - and you can see the results of that over at my Twitter page.

ABOUT THE CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR

Valerie was also born in 1992, and currently attends the University of Southern California as an undergraduate film production major. Before she began studies at USC, she was a piano performance major at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.

She is also a photographer who is represented by two art galleries, one in San Francisco and the other in Tokyo, Japan. You can view her work on her website and also on Flickr.

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

The shooting of the film will take place over the course of three weeks in April before being screened on May 12th, 2013. I will be working closely with Valerie in order to make this shoot happen in three weekends. Everyone who works on Get Hot! will be doing so out of the goodness of their own hearts - no pay. We are not given a budget. However, the students making these films do have to fund all aspects of production...which is where YOU can come aboard and help us!

YOUR IMPACT

Unfortunately, filmmaking is not an inexpensive hobby. However, with a savvy and experienced captain at the helm, (read: broke student who knows how to make a dollar go a long way) I sincerely believe we can do this for just $2000.

Every dollar you can spare means the world to me. Expression and understanding are my life goals and film is what makes those things possible for me. 

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH MY MONEY, YOU HOOLIGAN?

  • Camera equipment rentals (dolly, dolly track, gels)
  • Costumes, Makeup, and Props
  • Food, water, and miscellaneous supplies (to keep morale high!)
  • Insurance and location permits for Carroll Avenue and Maxwell's Cicada Club
  • Musical scoring by David Bertok

WHAT IF I'M A BROKE COLLEGE STUDENT LIKE YOU AND CAN'T SPARE A SINGLE DOLLAR?

I still need signal boosts! If you take a few seconds out of your day to share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WHEREVER, I will be eternally grateful. For artists just getting their start, exposure makes all the difference in the world. 

WHAT IF I'M RICH AND CAN AFFORD TO SPARE SEVERAL DOLLARS?

Boy, have I got news for you. Perks included in this campaign are:

- Your name or Twitter handle in the credits of the film
- A digital download of the film for your very own
- An invitation to view the film's screening at USC
- High quality production stills 
- DVD copy of the film with awesome cover art
- An 8"x10" photographic print from the film signed by the cast and crew
- A personal thank you at the screening of our film

I know I'm ready to do this.

Are you?

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    The director will personally post on your Facebook wall with a song and/or gif that reminds them of you! (Must be friends with Christy Morgenroth on Facebook!)

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    Your name or Twitter handle featured in the credits of the film, as well as a link to view the film before it's released.

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    The above perk AND a digital download of the film when it's all done.

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    All of the above, AND a link to download high-quality production stills taken by cinematographer Valerie Chiang.

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    All of the above, AND a personal Thank You in front of everyone at USC's screening, AND a prop used in the film.

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