by Jim Ridley
Want to help Watkins Film School alum and former Nashvillian Matt Riddlehoover pull the trigger on his bilingual independent feature, which he hopes to shoot here in part with Maria Conchita Alonso and a cast of talented locals? Watch the video above, then check out the release we found in our inbox:
Award-winning Scenes from a Gay Marriage director Matt Riddlehoover and team launched an IndieGoGo campaign Tuesday to raise funds for their next movie.
Currently in pre-production, the untitled comedy promises a diverse cast, including Maria Conchita Alonso, Chris Crocker, Charlie David, Josey Greenwell, and Enrique Sapene, as well as local talents Jared Allman, Peter Depp, George W. Manus Jr., and Thashana McQuiston. The plot concerns a newly-together couple who find their blissful life disrupted by friends and relatives.
Riddlehoover, a Watkins Film School alumni who also wrote the film's bilingual script, is aiming to grind gears about civil rights, hereditary illnesses, and life itself — all while making you laugh.
The film will be produced in association with Bring Chase Productions and shot by Shane Bartlett, the man behind-the-lens of the 2011 Nashville-made feature Way Far Gone.
Shooting will begin Spring 2013. Half of the film will be shot in and around Los Angeles, California. The other half will be shot in the mountains of Hiawassee, Georgia, at a waterfront location in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as right here in Music City.
A variety of great perks are available for contributing to the film's IndieGoGo campaign. From a digital download of the film to a signed copy of the DVD, an executive producer credit to an on-set visit — there’s something for everyone. As a result, Nashville's own Josh Robbins is now one of the film's executive producers.
Scenes from a Gay Marriage, which recently picked up "Best Film" at a festival in Texas, makes its way to DVD and VOD in November.