HOT ANGRY MOM

New York City, New York | Series

Comedy, Drama

Mel House

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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HOT ANGRY MOM uses humor to dive into our collective fears about female anger and asks, "What if anger is a superpower?" Season One follows Marie Love, a people-pleasing New York City mom, as she struggles to maintain her dignity when a video of her finally unleashing her anger goes viral.

About The Project

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Mission Statement

We are badass female-filmmakers, angry moms, and diverse storytellers, committed to exciting, provoking, and promoting conversations around gender, power, and sexuality. This series unpacks anger myths and invites audiences to consider the ways that healthy anger makes us more authentic and whole.

The Story

STRETCH!!!!

 

 

With your support

here's what we can still achieve...

 

 

From Award-winning director and cinematographer Clarissa de los Reyes (2020 Tribeca Film Institute Adrienne Shelly Filmmaker Award ) and creator Mel House (2019 Sundance New Voice's Lab Finalist ) comes a DARK COMEDY SERIES, so funny it hurts...

 

 

Marie (Mel House) is a people-pleasing New York City mom who thought she’d have money, success, and respect by middle-age. Instead, she’s working too many survival jobs and failing to meet her family’s expectations.

 

 

But Marie’s the kind of woman you can count on to swallow her anger and put on a BRIGHT FUCKING SMILE. When she gets an opportunity to step into the role of a sexy powerful Goddess, Marie thinks she’s finally getting what she deserves.

 

 

But her world is turned upside down, when a video of her unleashing her anger becomes a viral sensation. Now, Marie will take us on a wildly entertaining adventure to see if facing her biggest fears can set her free.

 

 

HOT ANGRY MOM uses humor to dive into our collective fears about female anger and asks…WHAT IF ANGER IS A SUPERPOWER?

 

*BTS Photos by David Moriya. Stunt actor is Ken Burgin.

 

 

This series is our love letter to all the mamas who are going through unprecedented challenges as they balance their needs with the needs of their loved ones in a chaotic and triggering world. Through laughter, we create space, even as we join the conversations begun by Audre Lorde, Deborah Cox, Soraya Chemaly, and Rebecca Traister, to unpack harmful anger myths and empower women to embrace their own messy beautiful selves. When women tap into our POWER, we can create a more SAFE and EQUITABLE world.

 

 

 

*Support for graphic design by Mark Labella

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mel House is an award-winning actress who has been seen on regional, international, and Off-Broadway stages, as well as in television and film. In 2019, she played a recurring role in the series TRACE ME.  In 2020, she played opposite Chad Coleman in the award-winning film, BROKEN BIRD, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW.  After producing the Off-Broadway production of Meir Ribalow’s SHRUNKEN HEADS at Playwrights Horizons, Mel co-founded The Drawing Board--a lab for playwrights, screenwriters and actors. She co-directed and filmed the short documentary BREAK LIKE YOU and was a 2019 finalist for Sundance’s New Voices Lab and the Orchard Project’s Episodic Lab with the digital series HOT ANGRY MOM, which is currently in development.

 

 

Clarissa de los Reyes is a Director and Cinematographer whose short films have screened at various film festivals including Palm Springs International, Busan, Fribourg and more.  Her short film, JOHNNY LOVES DOLORES, is the recipient of several awards, including a Grand Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.  It was also one of only six films curated by the American Cinematheque’s 8th Annual Focus on Female Directors.  Her feature screenplay version for JOHNNY LOVES DOLORES was selected as part of the Tribeca Film Institute Network 2020, and is one of the five finalists for the 2020 Tribeca/AT&T Untold Stories Award.  She is also the recipient of the 2020 TFI/Adrienne Shelly Filmmaker Award.

 

 

Katherine Castro is a Cinematographer whose work spans narrative, music video, and documentary filmmaking.  She was selected for the inaugural American Film Institute Cinematography Intensive for Women in Los Angeles, and her films have been screened in festivals such as Indy Film Fest, Woods Hole Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival.  A few of the past television and film projects Katherine has worked on include  TECH BETTYS, LITTLE WOMEN, CASTLE ROCK, SMILF, GHOSTBUSTERS, and OLIVE KITTERIDGE.

 

 

Amy Finkbeiner is an accomplished scenic artist in TV, Media, and Film, working with award-winning designers and art directors on a wide range of compelling productions including Amazon's HUNTERS, Netflix's THE GET DOWN, and the iconic SESAME STREET, to name a few. Currently, Finkbeiner is developing visionary collaborative projects in acting, screenwriting, and film.

 

 

Monica Arsenault is an award winning Writer, Director, and Producer.   In 2018, she founded her production company, Soul Series Productions, which has produced internationally recognized films including CHEER UP CHARLIE and NUN HABITS: AN ORIGINAL WEB SERIES at over twenty different film festivals. Her ultimate goal is to make a global impact helping women and people from marginalized communities step into the spotlight by highlighting issues that directly affect them. Monica is currently in pre-production for four new projects and most recently directed a new music video for Lydia Granered.

 

 

 

 

Right now, we are raising funds to shoot Seaon One of HOT ANGRY MOM (8 six-minute episodes) in late August 2021. The majority of our budget is going towards equipment, crew, cast, locations, etc. After fees associated with the cost of raising money, we must set aside approximately $3,000 to pay a Covid-safety officer to be present on set, and for other costs assoicated with keeping our cast and crew safe during these challenging times. That means that we are actually putting $24,000 towards production quality, or $3000 per episode. That's a pretty tight budget, but with our team, we're gonna make it look AMAZING!

 

 

BACK THE PROJECT

By pledging any amount, you’re giving us the chance to tell our story and we will be eternally grateful. Plus, you will receive exclusive rewards only available to Seed & Spark backers. Just pick out an amount that fits your budget, or a particular reward that interests you, click the incentive and follow the instructions!

SPREAD THE WORD

The only way we’ll hit our goal is by reaching out beyond our own networks. If you’d like to be part of supporting female filmmakers, bringing a conversation about healthy anger to the world, and getting to watch this hilarious series, know that YOU play a part in its success. Please LIKE & FOLLOW our page, and SHARE with your own network of friends, family, and anyone you think would be interested, especially if they are a HOT ANGRY MOM or know some HOT ANGRY MOMS.

THE INCENTIVES

Your contribution to our project means the world to us, and we know you've worked hard for the money you're pledging, so we want to make sure you get something in return! In addition to that really awesome feeling you get when you're part of something meaningful and hilarious, of course. We've created all different types of packages, so check them out and see what interests you. Our full perk descriptions are in the right-hand side bar where you can select an incentive and see where your contribution is going.

OUR WISH LIST

If you can support us with goods or services, that is worth GOLD. Please check out our wish list and reach out to [email protected] to connect. We are able to offer credit, advertising, and our eternal gratitude for any and all suport that you can provide to bring HOT ANGRY MOM to the world!

 

Wishlist

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

Spacious Bathroom

Costs $250

Two days in a bathroom that can fit a crew!

Theatre

Costs $750

A day in a Broadway or Off-Broadway theatre.

Fog Machine

Costs $65

We need a little fog to get the right look for an AMAZING scene in Episode 6.

Art

Costs $450

Seeking goddess art & works by artists of African descent to set the tone in Episode 2.

Chaise Lounge

Costs $125

Help us rent, or lend us, a richly colored velvet Chaise to spice up Episode 6.

Country Kitchen

Costs $150

A country kitchen with a balcony/porch that is dog friendly.

Outdoor Graffiti Mural

Costs $100

Know a graffiti artist who'd love to have their work featured in Episode 7?

Elmo Costume

Costs $285

Elmo costume for one angry New Yorker!

Dominatrix Costume

Costs $250

Dominatrix costume for HOT ANGRY MOM!

SONY FS7 EVF Monitor

Costs $500

Help our director get a sharp look at what you're going to see at home!

Canon Lenses

Costs $975

To make our series look and feel HOT, we need the TI.5 20mm & 35mm, and the TI.3 50mm & 85mm!

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

Equipment

Costs $2,150

Lights, Camera, Sound, and...c-stands! (and that's only the beginning...)

Design

Costs $1,200

To set the scene, source the props, and shape the costumes!

Pre-production

Costs $1,150

Hard drives, insurance, and scripts, oh my!

Cast & Crew

Costs $13,600

To pay the incredible artists bringing their time & expertise to this story!

Meals

Costs $3,000

To keep everyone fed, energized, and happy!

Transportation

Costs $2,000

To safely transport all people and equipment to and from set!

Campaign & Funder Perks

Costs $3,000

These funds go to those who helped us get here, and toward perks for our backers!

About This Team

 

 

Mel House is an award-winning actress who has been seen on regional, international, and Off-Broadway stages, as well as in television and film. In 2019, she played a recurring role in the series TRACE ME.  In 2020, she played opposite Chad Coleman in the award-winning film, BROKEN BIRD, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW.  After producing the Off-Broadway production of Meir Ribalow’s SHRUNKEN HEADS at Playwrights Horizons, Mel co-founded The Drawing Board--a lab for playwrights, screenwriters and actors. She co-directed and filmed the short documentary BREAK LIKE YOU and was a 2019 finalist for Sundance’s New Voices Lab and the Orchard Project’s Episodic Lab with the digital series HOT ANGRY MOM, which is currently in development.

 

 

Clarissa de los Reyes is a Director and Cinematographer whose short films have screened at various film festivals including Palm Springs International, Busan, Fribourg and more.  Her short film, JOHNNY LOVES DOLORES, is the recipient of several awards, including a Grand Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.  It was also one of only six films curated by the American Cinematheque’s 8th Annual Focus on Female Directors.  Her feature screenplay version for JOHNNY LOVES DOLORES was selected as part of the Tribeca Film Institute Network 2020, and is one of the five finalists for the 2020 Tribeca/AT&T Untold Stories Award.  She is also the recipient of the 2020 TFI/Adrienne Shelly Filmmaker Award.

 

 

Katherine Castro is a Cinematographer whose work spans narrative, music video, and documentary filmmaking.  She was selected for the inaugural American Film Institute Cinematography Intensive for Women in Los Angeles, and her films have been screened in festivals such as Indy Film Fest, Woods Hole Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival.  A few of the past television and film projects Katherine has worked on include  TECH BETTYS, LITTLE WOMEN, CASTLE ROCK, SMILF, GHOSTBUSTERS, and OLIVE KITTERIDGE.

 

 

Amy Finkbeiner is an accomplished scenic artist in TV, Media, and Film, working with award-winning designers and art directors on a wide range of compelling productions including Amazon's HUNTERS, Netflix's THE GET DOWN, and the iconic SESAME STREET, to name a few. Currently, Finkbeiner is developing visionary collaborative projects in acting, screenwriting, and film.

 

 

Monica Arsenault is an award winning Writer, Director, and Producer.   In 2018, she founded her production company, Soul Series Productions, which has produced internationally recognized films including CHEER UP CHARLIE and NUN HABITS: AN ORIGINAL WEB SERIES at over twenty different film festivals. Her ultimate goal is to make a global impact helping women and people from marginalized communities step into the spotlight by highlighting issues that directly affect them. Monica is currently in pre-production for four new projects and most recently directed a new music video for Lydia Granered.

 

 

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