Seattle, Washington | Film Feature

Drama, Romantic Comedy

Allen Wolf

1 Campaigns | Washington, United States

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This campaign raised $42,900 for production. Follow the filmmaker to receive future updates on this project.

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Based on an award-winning novel, Hooked is about a man who finds his perfect soulmate but his autism keeps him from realizing she's actually a prostitute. The story helps people see autism through a new lens and also brings awareness to the issue of human trafficking.

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About The Project

  • The Story
  • Wishlist
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  • The Team
  • Community

Mission Statement

Hooked sheds light on one of the biggest issues of our day, human trafficking, from the point of view of a character underrepresented in cinema–a person with autism. The cast and crew includes a wide representation of people representing different races, classes, ages, and abilities.

The Story



This journey to produce Hooked began when Allen started a Meetup group in Seattle to gather people who would be interested in pooling together their resources to make this movie possible. Over 300 people initially joined the group and over 100 people showed up for the first meeting.

The group was a mix of professionals and volunteers. Some people were not able to be on set because of their jobs but are helping after hours. Others used their vacation or putting aside time to be a part of this team which is made up of people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.


We are working toward being in production the first three weeks of August. Here are five ways you can help us get there!

1. Donate: For us to be able to make this film, we’ll need to reach our goal and every bit counts! Thank you for your generosity.

2. Follow the project: By reaching 1,000 followers, we become eligible for some amazing perks courtesy of Seed and Spark, such as a hard drive to store the film, free film festival submissions, and more. You are only one click away to following us and showing your support, AND IT'S FREE!

3. Loan: If you see something on our Wish List page (see tabs on top of this page) that you can loan or give to the production, let us know! This could include: frequent flier miles to fly out cast, hosting our out-of-town actors or crew in Seattle, cooking meals for the cast and crew, loaning costumes, and more!

4. Partner with us: We’re looking to partner with organizations that fight human trafficking and organizations that bring awareness toward autism. We’d love to promote what you do as we create this movie.

5. Share Hooked with others: If our story speaks to you, chances are someone else you know will be interested too. A film is nothing without an audience; help us find ours. Send our website to your friends and family with a note letting them know why you decided to join us and encourage them to do the same.


We are fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that sponsors films that contribute toward society. This means that your donation to this campaign is tax-deductible! Any non-cash donation toward the Wish List is tax-deductible as well.




Use the WishList to Pledge cash and Loan items - or - Make a pledge by selecting an Incentive directly.

Ruth's Condo

Costs $1,000

We're looking for an open concept condo where one of our main characters lives.

Coffee Shop

Costs $1,000

We're looking for a hip Coffee Shop in Eastside of Seattle or Fremont where a character works.

Camera and Lighting Equipment

Costs $9,000

Help us get top-notch camera and lighting equipment so we can have the quality of a theatrical film.

Cash Pledge

Costs $0


Costs $9,000

Help us pay our talented cast to make our film.


Costs $2,000

There are several themed parties in the movie and special costumes. Help us get our wardrobe.

Meals & Snacks

Costs $6,000

Help feed our cast and crew to keep them happy.


Costs $3,000

Help us cover the fees and costs incurred from shooting in different locations all around Seattle.

Art Direction

Costs $5,000

Help us create a distinctive quality and overall look for our film.

Cast Travel

Costs $2,000

Help us fly several of our cast members from LA to Seattle.

Location Sound

Costs $5,000

Help us record the best on-set sound.

Visual Effects

Costs $2,000

Help us create visual effects that illustrate how Shawn's autism impacts him.


Costs $2,000

Help us house some of our out-of-town cast and crew.

Digital Media & Storage

Costs $2,000

Help us get the right digital media and storage systems.

Production Supplies

Costs $1,000

Production supplies are needed to help the set run smoothly.

About This Team

In early 2018, filmmaker Allen Wolf started a Meetup group for professionals and volunteers in Seattle who would be interested in collaborating and pooling together their resources to launch the production of Hooked. Over 300 people joined and the group started meeting regularly to plan out the production. See more of the team on the Hooked website.


Allen Wolf, Writer/Director/Producer  

Allen is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and board game creator. His novel Hooked is the basis for the screenplay and it won numerous accolades including a Book of the Year Award. He wrote, directed, and produced the feature film thriller In My Sleep, that won multiple festival awards, played in 15 US cities, sold to 70 countries, played on Showtime and Lifetime Movie Channel, and is available on Amazon, Netflix, or iTunes. Allen graduated from New York University’s film school where his final film was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards.


See the rest of the team on the Hooked website.

Current Team