Daughters gone wild—Tilt: The Movie

by Richard Carmichael on July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

And now for something completely different…

Basically we’re looking for opinions (or information, or personal, real life experiences) about how fathers can connect with teenage daughters, especially when those teenage daughters are starting to get into things like drinking, drugs, or sex—daughters who have gone ‘a little wild. ‘Specifically, we’re hoping to hear from Fathers who are experiencing, or have experienced trouble connecting with their daughter, and women who are experiencing or have experienced issues connecting with their father at one time or another.

We are doing this to help out some friends who are making a cool, independently produced feature film that explores the complexities and nuances surrounding father daughter relationships. Its a thriller, with a twist.

Maybe you have a seventeen year old daughter who is experiencing teen angst full throttle and is pushing the limits of your patience and challenging you within an inch of your limit? Maybe you are a nineteen year old girl who is just waking up to your own new set of realities and find yourself butting heads and distancing from your parents. Do you know someone in this situation?

Maybe you know someone who was a little wild in high school or college years and has managed to work things out or someone else who never did? Maybe you have some insight into the complexities of this type of scenario and would just like to talk about it?

Maybe you think this is an interesting concept for a full length indie film and would just like to get involved or help out?

More about the Tilt—the Movie:

A feature-length dramatic thriller about a father, a daughter, tragedy, and revenge, Directed by Phil Holbrook.

The father and daughter characters in TILT started growing apart after the wife/mother of the house died 10 years ago. Now the daughter is 20 years old, a big partier, and completely out of control.

What would you do for your Family?

THE STORY: Paul hasn’t connected with his daughter for over 10 years, but when their world is turned upside down by an unthinkable act, he has to decide what’s more important: doing the right thing or setting things right? TILT is about revenge & forgiveness, betrayal & redemption, and second chances…small town style.

THE LOCATION: TILT will be filmed in my hometown of Brainerd, Minnesota, where many generous friends and strangers have already pledged essential services that are making this movie possible.

THE COLLABORATORS: In addition to Mr Holbrook, there are a few other core TILT collaborators you should know. Filmmakers / screenwriters Julie Keck and Jessica King (also known as King is a Fink) are sharing writing and producing duties, with Jessica also stepping up to try on the newly coined PMD (Promotion / Marketing / Distribution Manager) title. Cinematographer Jeremy Doyle has promised to make everything look pretty and scary and (sometimes) pretty scary.

THE MUSIC: With a really innovative twist, the makers of the film let the people have input on who actually got to write the original score for the film. They held a contest on their TILT blog for a composer, and the winner was the very talented Bill Finn. Bill got started by providing the music for the TILT pitch video, and we’re excited to see what he comes up with for the movie.

Interested in getting involved or helping the production out?

THE PERKS: When you contribute to this film project, you not only get the satisfaction of helping Phil fulfill a dream, you’ll also get perks ranging from DVDs, to film credit, to sneak peeks at special short films that give you insight into the characters of TILT. If there’s a perk that looks fun to you, go for it! We’ll make it worth your while.

WHAT YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL GO TOWARD? Food, travel & lodging for cast & crew; lighting equipment; costumes & props; digital storage; and DVD production & marketing materials, which we’ll be sending, in many cases, to you.

Share your story, or send them money. It is fun, gratifying and very easy to send them even the smallest amount of money. Every little bit adds up with project crowd sourcing via Kickstarter.

If you would like to contribute your own personal experience, you can do that here by posting a comment on HeadsUpDad, or if you would prefer to do it in a more private way, you can contact the producers of the film by sending us an e-mail here at HeadsupDad. If you are just interested in sending them a few bucks to help them make this movie, I know they would really appreciate your support. Why not donate $25 today? Do it because you want to, or do it for the Perks, in any case, just do it—you can say you helped finance an independent film! Maybe one day it will appear in a very cool film festival near you.

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Julie & Jessica (King is a Fink) July 1, 2010 at 7:08 am

Thank you so much, Heads Up Dad, for sharing our project. We can’t wait to see everyone’s stories.

By the way, after only one week, TILT is already 20% funded. Let’s get this movie made!

Screenwriters Julie Keck & Jessica King

Richard Carmichael July 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

As I understand it, according to Kickstarter, 94% of all projects that reach 25% funded make it all the way to the bank. You are almost there. Only 5% to go!!!

Want to see your name on the credits as they roll up the screen at your local indie festival?

Pledge $10 or more and you will receive regular updates on the progress and process of making the film, you get officially listed on the website as a backer, the producer’s deepest appreciation and your name in the end credits of the film. Really!!

Fame, glory—notoriety all can be yours for as little as $25.

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