After escaping an abusive relationship, a young woman on the edge of breaking, struggles to overcome her trauma and begin anew.
The Hour is a short film drama about the difficult journey of self reflection and healing from emotional trauma and PTSD. At first a young woman, on the brink of suicide, seeks help through her family and therapy; where she begins the difficult journey of recovery.
Over the course of the story we see her realize that she is not alone in her trauma and that with help it can be overcome. She finds the courage to open up to her family about the abuse and finds the strength to move out on her own to begin the journey to rediscover the lost pieces of herself.
The Hour is unique because not only will it have an all female and non-binary crew, but it will also be fully produced and edited by an all female and non-binary team. Even in 2023, the Film Industry is still heavily male dominated, and we want this project to be represented by the voices that it most affects.
Too often in film, we see woman as the victims of abuse, but we never get to see the true healing journey. It is one that takes time, courage, and resistance.
I am a survivor of domestic violence and the difficult subject matter of this film is sharing a piece of my hidden story. Through my healing I came to realize that far too many women either endure their trauma or struggle to heal in silence.
1 in 4 women are victims of abuse and often go unheard. This story is one of healing, redemption, and a reminder that you are not alone. Discovering that I was not alone was such a vital part of my healing journey. I want to spread this message to all those effected by the same.
It is not only important to tell an amazing story; it is imperative that the story look and sound amazing as well. This means hiring industry professionals to help us accomplish that. Our funds will go towards:
- Cast and Crew
- Equipment Rentals
- Securing Locations
- Creating a COVID-safe set
- Editing and Post-Production Services
- Meals and Craft Services
At $10,000 we are able to make this short film, but certain things will have to be cut to do so. If we reach higher funding, we will secure a stronger future for the short film:
- + $1,500 - Professional color grade & sound mix
- + $2,500 - Covers festival submissions and fees
- + $5,000 - Allows for higher-tier equipment and production design
- + $7,500 - Secures dream locations and sets
- + $10,000 - Repays donated services and favors
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our project. Your contribution means the world to us and brings us that much closer to making this dream a reality. Thanks again, and we'll see you on the red carpet!
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Molly Flanagan, writer, producer, director and lead actress of The Hour, has always had a love for creating. From a young age she sang in community theatre musicals and was known in school for bursting into song at any given moment.
Molly began her artistic career by earring her Masters of Music, as an Opera singer in Chile. During that time she sang as a soloist in numerous concerts, operas and musicals around Latin-America and across Europe. After starring in the Chilean TV pilot, LA GRINGA, directed by Hernán Rodríguez, her love of film was ignited and she redirected her life to Los Angeles.
Molly has hit the ground running, starring a number of films, notably Susumu Kimura's award winning film SUBMITTAN, which is currently streaming on DUST network, and other films such as D.C. Down, and the recent viral sensation The Mean One.
Molly’s drive and passion has led her to begin writing and producing. Most recently her film, TAKE THE SHOT, a comedic western mockumentary, took the Audience Award nominee for its selection in LA’s 48 Hour Film Festival. She was also the assistant director for a comedy short, SORRY I’M SAD, which has been nominated in The SXSW Film & TV Festival.
Maddy Murphy is our producer, in addition to being an actor, writer, and director from New York. CEO and founder of production company, Mind the Gap Media, she has always loved to create her own work and help others do the same. Most recently, she was the producer, director, writer, and star of "Loosen Up: The Short," a film that is currently making its way through the festival circuit. She is thrilled to get the opportunity to work on such a meaningful project and looks forward to shedding light on this challenging subject, helping give people a better understanding and awareness of domestic violence and its impact.
Because of all your support, this film finally is on its way to being finished! Last weekend we finished the first 3 days of filming with an amazing cast and crew.
None of this would have been possible without your support for this project!
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Thank you again! From the bottom of my heart
The Hour Team
WE DID IT!!!! Thank you all so much for making this possible! Because of your support we are making this film happen!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We are going to start moving forward with this project and I will be keeping you all up to date!
Our next steps forward are the following:
- Location scouting
- Finalizing our amazing team of creatives
- Story boarding
- Finalizing filming dates
Your contribution will be going to location rentals, payment of cast and crew, craft services, post- production, and so much more!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!
I can't wait for you to see this final product!
We only have 1.5 days left!! The campaign ends on Thursday morning at 10 am!
Let's try and get to 100 supporters by the end of tomorrow!
(Meet my sweet boy, Alphonse)
Thank you so much again for all of your support! :)
Challenge accepted and we went live on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame!
If you missed it no worries, check out my Facebook for the livestream:
We only have 2.5 days left! YOU all are making this film happen. We cannot make it without YOU!
You have already given so much, but I would like to ask you a favor. Tell 2 people you know about the campaign and encourage them to contribute, with any amount, it will make a huge difference!
We are almost to the finish line! Let's finish strong!
Enjoy the opera on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame! :)
Since we reached our minimum funds with the Dare Me to Sing Challenge, I will be accepting the challenge of singing opera live on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame!
I will be going LIVE on TUESDAY, June 13th to complete this challenge so look out for our live video that day!
Thank you again for making this happen! There are still a few days left of the campaign, and while we've reached our minimum goal of $5,000 we still need to raise more to get to the finish line!
Let's keep it going!
We made it to $5,000!! Thank you all so much!
I will be singing opera on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame live!! Challenge accepted!!
Thank you all so much!!
We are only $295 away from our $5,000 minimum!
Help us make this happen!!
We have another Challenge!!
We are so close to our goal that I had to do this one!
Dare me to sing! Once we raise another $300…. I will sing opera LIVE on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Wanna see this dare happen?
This is amazing!! You all contributed a total of $930!!
And with our matching donor we have raised a total of $1,860 in two days!!
I am so grateful and amazed at the response to this challenge!
If you missed this challenge, don't worry, we still have a bit more time in the campaign! So be sure to check it out.
Thank you again to everyone!
We only have 6 hours left and we are at $810 of $1,500 of the matching donor challenge!!
We can do this!!
We have a Matching Donor Challenge!!! Every contribution that comes in will be matched by a generous supporter dollar for dollar up to $1,500. We have until Wednesday night at 11:59 pm to unlock these additional funds.
What an incredible first day! So thankful to all of our contributors. Can't wait to see where the next 29 days of the campaign will go!
TOGETHER we are making this film a reality.