Jump The Fence

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Molly Muse

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We traveled to Bahía, Brazil to shoot part 1 of our 7 part docuseries, Jump the Fence! Around the world in 7 films; Jump the Fence follows best friends on a filmmaking adventure to star in 7 films in 7 countries. With over 50 hours of footage, we need your help to complete post production.

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Mission Statement

Jump the Fence is created, hosted and run by women, showcasing strong, ambitious women in hot pursuit of careers in the arts. The travel aspect provides opportunities to explore a variety of cultures, races, religions, etc. as we encounter a multitude of people from all over the world.

The Story


“Ever wonder what it would be like to create a film in a different country? Moreover, how the production process and filmmaking style would differ from location to location? This upcoming documentary series, ‘Jump the Fence,’ explores just that, taking audiences on a tour around the world through seven different films.”  - Resource Magazine



This summer, we traveled to Brazil to shoot our pilot episode, behind the scenes of Ale Paschoalini's next film Raízes. With over 50 hours of footage, we need your help to complete the post production process. 

“Women making films about making films around the world. It’s crazy enough to work. And that’s exactly what friends and filmmakers Molly Elizabeth Parker, Lacy Allen, and Britt Harris are doing… The project follows the women as they embark on a great adventure in storytelling.” - Colaborator



Jump the Fence is a new documentary series that follows three actors and best friends, as they embark on a global filmmaking adventure to star in 7 distinctive film projects in 7 different countries with 7 award-winning directors. It is both an exploration of the creative and technical aspects of the filmmaking process and an intimate look at the ups and downs these actors and their collaborators face. Profiling a new director in each country, audiences will experience with these unique individuals the challenges and exhilarations of the creative struggle, language barriers, travel predicaments, the bonds of friendship, the collision of cultures and the desire to grow both as artists and citizens of the world.


TRAVELOGUE IN NATURE, each country will become a character as Molly, Lacy, Britt and crew explore their host countries with a soundtrack featuring local musicians from each region.

Join them as they approach a wide variety of roles with their own unique sets of rewards and challenges. Watch the three of them grow as artists and friends throughout the series. Their adventures will highlight the drama and comedy inherent in best friends testing their bond in the hothouse of Independent Filmmaking and world-wide travel.


More than anything, Jump the Fence is a CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING.








The directors featured in this series are not well-funded Hollywood icons backed by big name studios. They are scrappy, resourceful, independent filmmakers with stories to tell, a passion for the craft, and a mastery of the medium. By welcoming viewers into the story behind the camera, we bridge the gap between a polished masterpiece on the silver screen and the glorious, spontaneous, and often precarious process involved in the production of independent films.



          Film log line: A strange new girl comes to town and slowly destroys the relationship between the couple living on the other side of the fence. 

          Currently, Ale is the Ad and content director at Prodigo Films and formally at Bando Studio and Wieden & Kennedy SP. Asco, the first feature written, produced and directed by Ale, had it’s World Premiere at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival, opened the 32 Festival De Cine De Bogota, and was featured in several national and international festivals. He has just finished the script for the feature Little Man and is working on an episode for an HBO documentary series.



          Jump the Fence hosts, Molly and Lacy will join Aslak Danbolt and the Sporatic Film Collective (mission statement; one idea, one meeting, one day of filmming) to develop and shoot three different film projects throughout their adventures in Norway. 

          Aslak originates from Bergen on the west coast of Norway. He studied documen- tary directing at Lillehammer University College before earning an MA in narrative filmmaking from the London Film School in 2011. He makes both documentary and fiction films, and his work has been screened at many festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Chicago, IDFA, Thessaloniki, Montreal and Slamdance.



           Film log line: A bad trip in a dreamy place.

Stathis studied Animation and Film Direction. He was invited to the 3rd Berlinale Talent Campus, and his films have received various awards in many international film festivals. With his latest film, Alpha (2015), he brought crowd-funding to Greece for the first time, creating a Transmedia Cinematic Performance that blends cinema, performance and live music.



          Film log line: In a happy go lucky bar hopping adventure, two American tourists on a spring break trip to China descend into the dark, seedy underbelly of the human sex trafficking industry.

          Is an award winning filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles who has been working with various forms of visual media for the past 15 years. His work confronts the digital age with a sociological interest. His work has screened at numerous film festivals. Recently, N64Q: Born Free, was an official selection at Slamdance 2015, Big Muddy, and HRIFF while winning the award for Best Documentary Short at both Big Muddy and HRIFF.



          Film log line: Two foreign women travel through an apocalyptic Israel and find each other. They look upon or look away as the political situation ignites in front of them and end up caught in the heart of darkness.

          A director and screenwriter based in Tel-Aviv. Her Debut film, Off Season (2014), was screened in many International Film Festivals, among them Slamdance, Kustendorf, Third Eye Asian and Sehsuechte, and has won several awards.



          Film log line: coming soon!

Jim began his career in music video and quickly moved to documentary work such as the feature documentary, The Impossible Lens (aka The Aussie Who Baffled the World) for National Geographic. Jim recently wrote and directed his debut feature film, Love is Now, which opened in cinemas across Australia in December, 2014 and was acquired by Universal Pictures.



          Film log line: coming soon!

Has written, directed, and produced two feature films. Birds of Neptune (2015), shot in Portland, OR, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Center of Gravity (2011), shot in Sao Paulo, in Portuguese, premiered at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival and was screened at the Raindance Film Festival. Steven Richter co-founded, with Flávia Rocha, the Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school with locations in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is currently working on the production of Anatomy of the Sun, and on a screenplay for The Stags, a TV series project.



Elinor Nechemya’s film set takes them from Tel-Aviv to the depths of the Israeli desert on the set of her apocalyptic road film, Levant. Stathis Athanasiou’s film concern- ing the Syrian refugee crisis will be shot entirely at sea off the coast of Greece. In Norway, with Aslak Danbolt, Molly and Lacy join The Sporadic Film Collective (a group of world-renowned filmmakers including Academy Award Nominee, Hallvar Witzø,) whose mission is, “One idea. One meeting. One day of filming.” These examples of DIVERSITY IN SUBJECT MATTER, STYLE, and APPROACH will illuminate similarities and differences in the world of filmmaking.



On this epic adventure. It's a crazy ride and we can't do it without you!


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Canon Lens

Costs $1,749

24-70mm Canon Lens

Memory Cards

Costs $288

SanDisk 512GB


Costs $52

A7SII Batteries x4

Field Laptop + Card Reader

Costs $1,000

To take the footage from the camera and put it somewhere else.

Carry on Cases

Costs $350

Pelican BA22 Elite Carry on Luggage x3

Camera Backpack

Costs $288

Lowpro 450 AW Camera Backpack. Because we are taking the camera EVERYWHERE!

Rugged Memory Card Case

Costs $20

So we don't lose everything we get!

Rolling Tripod Case

Costs $280

Because it's too heavy to carry across 7 countries.

Specialty Camera Rental

Costs $800

For some fancy shots.

Additional Accessories Rentals

Costs $1,200

Special lenses/ slides and stuff we need for specific, special situations.


Costs $275

Tape and stuff like that


Costs $4,000

We need this to get to Brazil and back!


Costs $2,698

Sony A7SII

Living Wages

Costs $6,000

To pay everyone for all of their hard work

Food and a couch to crash on

Costs $4,000

We need this because we get very hungry and sleepy

Fees, Taxes, Insurance, Legal Crap

Costs $2,000

Because everybody wants a piece!

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

About This Team


In 2013, Molly Elizabeth Parker and Britt Harris met shooting director Steven Richter's feature film, "Birds of Neptune." In 2015, the film premiered at Slamdance Film Festival and took the international film festival circuit by storm for the two years following. Along the festival trail, Molly and Britt met many incredible filmmakers from around the world and yearned to collaborate with them -- if only geography wasn't an obstacle! (...But why did it have to be?!) And thus, the project "Jump the Fence: Around the World in 7 Films" was born!


Over the next two years, Molly (aided by Britt and co-host Lacy Allen) built the scrappy and tenacious Jump the Fence production and team from the ground up -- partnering with the acclaimed Lower Boom Studio (Co- Producer Matt Schulte and Marketing Director John Eckenrode), the incomparable cinematographer Ian Stout, and the incredible Lara Cuddy, who had produced the feature film where Molly and Britt met.


Among these seven ambitious, creative individuals, they have successfully produced, starred in, and crewed over 60 films across the USA. 




MOLLY ELIZABETH PARKER Creative Director, Producer, Co–host

Whether acting in the leading role as Babe in Crimes of the Heart at Portland Center for the Performing Arts, or directing the full length play, The Pitchfork Disney, through the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, Molly’s experience and talent covers all the bases in the world of performance. She made her New York stage debut at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe where she originated the role of Mabel in noted playwright Ishmael Reed’s new play, The Final Version. Molly made her feature film debut starring in The Birds of Neptune, which has had an enviable and well reviewed festival run, with Molly and the ensemble cast garnering rave reviews and awards.


Based in New York, Lacy Allen, has toured the world with theater groups and is currently a member of the BATS Resident Acting Company at The Flea in TriBeCa, NY. She studied with the American Conservatory Theater, Bay Area Theater Sports in San Francisco, and completed the Improv program at Upright Citizens Brigade. In addition to multiple film projects, she also has a recurring role on, Gentrify or Die, a soon-to-be-launched Comedy Central show. She has just been accepted into SoloCom 2016 at the People’s Improv Theater: a unique and prestigious solo show festival that has launched over 275 new solo comedies that have gone on to longer runs, tours and festivals around the globe.


BRITT HARRIS Co–host, Producer
A fiercely passionate artist, Britt Harris’s film and music work has been featured and praised in media outlets such as Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Vice’s Noisey, Popload, MTV Hive, MTV Monkeybuzz, and Rolling Stone Brazil. With a refined, intimate performance and amazing screen presence, Britt demonstrates an uncanny ability to keep the audience close in Steven Richter’s film, Birds of Neptune, for which she was awarded the Arizona International Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Best Performance. Britt resides in both Los Angeles and São Paulo where she writes and produces comedy shorts with sketch duo “Two Evil Actors” and sings, song-writes, and tours with acclaimed Brazilian band, “NavesHarris.” Britt is represented by Laina Cohn with Cohn/Torgan Management in Los Angeles. Her love of theatre and travel is rivaled only by her love of cheese and wine.



Matt Schulte has taken his extensive work experience in the digital strategy space, and his award-winning career as a filmmaker, and combined them in launching  LOWER BOOM,  a Portland Oregon-based company focused on creating new models and markets for storytellers world-wide.



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IAN STOUT Director of Photography

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JON ECKENRODE Marketing Designer

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