Better With You - A Halloween Romance
If you’re a romantic, love love, and believe in the power of a strong connection, this show is for you. If not, maybe we can convince you? In the crazy world we live in, we enjoy celebrating the little human moments that make it all worth it. It’s a show that will undoubtedly make you say “awwww.”
Inclusion StatementAJP was born from a desire to create layered, realistic female characters with the help of an all-lady crew behind the scenes. Our crews always comprise at least 75% women, with females as director and DP. Our projects also feature at least 40% people of color in cast and crew.
About The Project
Set during Halloween, the show combines the backdrop of fall and spookies and couples costumes with the whirlwind of falling in love.
We've hit 100%, and we would be thrilled if we could get some more contributors and help us with our stretch goals!
$4500 - Redwing Ridge is already writing our theme song and if we hit this we'll be able to make a music video featuring the cast.
$5000 - We'll be able to put money towards festival submissions, to enter competitions and help industry professionals see our work.
$5500 - We'll host a premiere in the fall when the series airs for our cast and crew, and maybe do a live stream and offer some exclusive content.
$6000 - This will allow us to increase what we are paying our cast and crew. Right now we'll be paying them a small stipend, and we'd love to give them more for their hard work.
Iris loves attention, Warner loves flying under the radar. So what happens when they meet at a party and fall for each other? They say opposites attract - but when one person wants to be surrounded by people and that makes the other a little woozy, is it really worth it?
Our team is currently in pre-production. If we reach our goal by the end of March 2019, we'll shoot the entire series (and all bonus content) at the end of May 2019. Post-production will take place in the summer, and we'll release for 7 weeks in the fall. This campaign will enable us to stick to this schedule, share the show with our audience and subsequently submit to festivals.
Here is a breakdown of where all our costs will go. You can choose to contribute specifically to one of these categories on our wishlist page!
What we've done so far:
- Written the seven-episode script.
- Filmed a teaser trailer for the series.
- Hired a qualified female director.
- Secured some locations and sponsors, while continuing to reach out to other local businesses.
In order to produce our seven-episode season, we need your help. By supporting our campaign, you'll help us pay for equipment, get authentic props and wardrobe, and pay our incredible cast and crew for their work on the show. Your pledge supports the hiring of women and people of color who are so often overlooked by the film industry.
If you want to support the project, but don't have the money, click the 'follow' button for free and let us know you're excited about the show! More followers make us elligible for rewards like free festival submissions and thousands of dollars in quarterly perks. It also helps if you can share this campaign with your friends and followers (especially rich aunts, and wealthy neighbors).
If you're not sure what to say, just copy and paste:
If you love love, and want to celebrate that by supporting #BetterWithYou by @applejuicepro, click the link! www.seedandspark.com/fund/betterwithyou
Taking contributions to make this Halloween romance come to life. Give to #BetterWithYou by @applejuicepro and get ready for the cuteness. www.seedandspark.com/fund/betterwithyou
Apple Juice Productions is a group of female filmmakers dedicated to creating feminist content by giving women a voice both on-screen and behind the scenes. We create refreshing narrative stories for women, by women.
Watch our trailer below for an introduction to Apple Juice Productions, and learn more about our individual team members here. To learn even more about AJP, you can go to our youtube channel and see our previous work.
Use the WishList to pledge cash and loan items - or - Make a pledge by selecting an incentive directly.
About This Team
Better With You was created by Amanda Taylor (who also plays Iris, the extrovert) and shot and edited by Kailee Brown, both of whom also produced this series because this is really their extrovert/introvert love story. The series is directed by Bri Castellini and produced by Sage Nelson and Hannah Bayles. Colin Hinckley plays Warner, the introvert half of the romance.
Other projects by the Apple Juice Productions team: