The Bachelorette Party
The Bachelorette Party is a comedic horror film featuring an all-female ensemble cast. Six girlfriends barely survive the clichés and pitfalls of a typical bachelorette weekend, when things take a violent turn and they begin getting picked off one by one.
Inclusion StatementThis feature film showcases funny women! Our story follows six women in their thirties with diverse backgrounds and complex personalities and relationships. Director Megan Brotherton is committed to recruiting an equally inclusive crew behind the camera.
About The Project
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What's it about?
The Bachelorette Party is a hilarious horror movie featuring six unique, interesting, funny women. Inspired by comedies with ensemble female casts like Bridesmaids, writer/director/actor Megan Brotherton...
...set out to write a female comedy set at Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island, Washington.
The moody grey backdrop of the pacific northwest and Blaire Witch-style woods on the property inspired Megan to make it a horror film.
Enter: Stephen Sanow. Megan's comedy buddy from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre who is a real creep with a natural penchant for horror films.
Together they wrote a movie that is equal parts funny and scary. It will keep you laughing and on the edge of your seat all while bringing to life (and maybe eventually death) interesting female characters that we don't often see on the big screen.
Who are you?
Megan is the director/actor/co-writer/boss lady behind this film. She started out as an actor in Seattle, then LA, and eventually in Boston, MA and Moscow, Russia (where she got her MFA in Acting). Megan's teachers at the Moscow Art Theatre recognized her proclivity for directing and encouraged her to consider directing in addition to acting. So she did!
Upon graduation, she wrote, directed, and starred in a short film called EVERYBODY DOES IT (funded on Seed & Spark!), a comedy about a young woman who had never masturbated before. It was very well received at festivals and even won some awards! Megan has been hooked on directing ever since.
On her next film, BUTTERCUP, Megan teamed up with incredible cinematographer and partner, Kevin Schlanser, for a touching short drama that Megan wrote inspired by her personal experience dealing with loss and grief. They shot on a beautiful farm in central Idaho and crewed the film predominately out of Megan's hometown of Seattle.
It also did very well in festivals and won several awards. More importantly, it gave Megan a taste of what it's like to make a film closer to home and realize all that the vibrant Seattle film community has to offer.
Since then Megan had been honing her directing skills by directing a Telly-award-winning PSA for Women in Film, three shorts EP'd by Funny or Die, and other shorts written by her talented friends.
Megan is extremely enthused to direct her first feature film and couldn't imagine a better place to make it than Doe Bay, Washington. As a female director in a male dominant field, Megan is excited to be a part of the change in the industry and believes firmly in creating her own opportunities.
What will the money from this campaign go toward?
What's great about this campaign is that we aren't trying to raise the film's entire budget on this site. We are leveraging this investment to create momentum for an Executive Producer pitch.
The funds contributed to this campaign will go toward hiring a line producer, casting director, creating storyboards, setting up an LLC, US Copyright and WGA registration, and production insurance.
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About This Team
Megan earned her MFA in Acting at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, which included a 3-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. She writes and performs sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and has directed several shorts for Funny Or Die which have amassed over twenty million views. She has also written, directed, and starred in two short films, Everybody Does It and Buttercup, which both earned awards and rave reviews. Megan was also recently awarded a Telly award for her PSA for Access Books, produced by Women In Film.
Stephen Sanow is a writer and actor from Washington, D.C. He's written and produced content for AwesomenessTV, developed content for CryptTV, wrote content for the app Hooked and wrote a play that was produced by the Araca Group. He's a proud Graduate of Syracuse University and enjoys performing at the UCB Theatre.
Director of Photography
Kevin shot and co-directed The Ataxian, a feature documentary that won Audience Awards for Best Documentary in festivals around the country, and was selected to be a part of the American Film Showcase, which took Kevin to Romania to teach cinematography and independent filmmaking. Kevin recently shot a narrative feature film called Randy's Canvas that won Best Film at AutFest 2018. He shot another narrative feature, a comedic horror film, directed by Lindsey Haun that took place in an isolated cabin in the Utah wilderness.
Kevin has also shot numerous music videos and short films, the acclaimed web series lonelygirl15, Harper's Globe, a companion series to the CBS show Harper's Island produced by Jon Turtletaub, and several contemporary dance films by acclaimed choreographer Andi Shermoly starring Maria Kochetkova and Ashley Bouder of the SF and NY City Ballet.
Kevin and Megan have collaborated numerous times, on three shorts directed by Megan for Funny or Die, as well as Megan's dramatic short film Buttercup, which won several awards.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Jenny performed in various theaters in New York such as the Kraine, HERE Arts Center, Theater for the New City, and Theatre Row. Jenny recently produced and starred in FOR IZZY, a feature film currently in the festival circuit. TV: Parks & Rec, Murder in Mexico (Lifetime), LA to Vegas, Reverie. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch and an MFA from the ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University.
Angela Gulner is an actor, writer, producer, and podcaster. She's best known for co-creating and starring in the dark indie comedy pilot BINGE, which has garnered nearly 1 million views on YouTube and received write-ups in IndieWire, Bustle, Bust, WhoHAHA, Elite Daily, and more. She co-hosts the feminist podcast Welcome to the Clambake, has been seen on TV in Stalker, Silicon Valley, and Glee, and regularly performs Shakespeare around LA. She earned her MFA in Acting from Harvard University, and is an adjunct faculty member at California Lutheran University. www.angelagulner.com