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SYNOPSIS

A Sheltered young woman gets dumped by her fiance before her friends hijack her to the annual event of Burning Man.

DREAM CAST FOR LEADING ROLES

ALLIE

Hannah Einbinder

Melissa Benoist

Bel Powley

Lauren Lapkus

Emily VanCamp

DUSTIN

Damon Wayans Jr.

Kunal Nayyer 

John Gallagher Jr.

Caleb Landry Jones

Jay Baruchel

KAREN

Sharon Stone

Virginia Madsen

Teri Hatcher

Gina Gershon

Denise Richards

ELLA

Lena Waithe

Awkwafina

Jameela Jamil

Raven-Symoné

Charlyne Yi

ANDREW

Zach Woods

Colin Hanks

Matt Jones

Justin Long

Chris Klein

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Screenwriter

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Rob Margolies

Rob Margolies graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. During his senior year, he was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by the Oscar Winning Director William Friedkin. Margolies’ first movie “LIFELINES” was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment. Margolies’ second movie “SHE WANTS ME” received worldwide distribution in large part by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Wayne Knight, among other stars. Margolies’ third movie, “ROOMMATE WANTED” stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris. It was purchased and distributed by Lionsgate. Additionally, Margolies has served as a writer, producer, and director on TV shows, web series’, and many films. Recent films Margolies has produced are “IMMORTAL”, a sc-fi anthology starring Dylan Baker, Tony Todd, Mario Van Peebles, etc. “NEVER HEARD”, a faith based gospel film with an all star cast, “I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW”, which also features a knockout ensemble cast, and “YES” starring Nolan Gould from “MODERN FAMILY” in a lead dramatic role. Margolies most recently produced and directed BOBCAT MORETTI, a heart-wrenching drama starring Vivca A Fox, Taryn Manning, Tim Realbutto, Oscar-nominee Sally Kirkland, and more. 

OUR BUDGET:

Our budget goes directly into principal photography, making the film, and getting it "in the can". This includes casting, locking in locations, cast & crew, equipment, food and more.  

Our fundraising will also go to Post Production.

Consider investing in Burning Girl's budget for

THESE REASONS

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STRUCTURE TURNS TO CHAOS

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DISCIPLINE TURNS TO WILDNESS

LADIES' BRUNCH TURNS TO FESTIVAL RAGER

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THE PLAN TURNS TO SPONTANEITY

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ORGANIZATION TURNS TO MADNESS

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REASONS TO INVEST

Stats on the current film industry, our audience, and women-driven projects:

  • 34.5% of narrative features at Sundance over the past five years were made by women.

  • In 2019, 43 movies featured a female lead or co-lead. This is a 13-year high, yet this percentage is still below the female population per the U.S. Census (51%) and the percentage of tickets sold at the box office in North America to females (47%). The financial impact of films with female leads/co-leads is illustrated by the more than $4 billion in receipts collected by Disney for 4 female lead/co-lead films in 2019.

  • Research of the top 350 grossing films between 2014 and 2017, irrespective of budget, shows films where female stars had top billing made more money than those with male stars.

  • According to a study by Creative Arts Agency (CAA), at every budget level, films with female leads performed better in worldwide box office averages.

  • Of the top-grossing 100 films: 40% featured female protagonists, 43% featured male protagonists, and 17% had ensembles or a combination of male and female protagonists.

  • Of the indie films screening at U.S. festivals 2018-2019: the percentages of women working as directors, writers, producers, executive producers, and editors on independent films reached historic highs. Women comprised 33% of directors, 32% of writers, 37% of producers, 32% of executive producers, 29% of editors, and 16% of cinematographers.

  • Female storytellers bring a unique point of view to their stories. Melissa Silverstein from Women and Hollywood observes, “Women tell stories differently. We have different life experiences and those experiences inform our stories and the lens with which we view the world.”

COMPARABLE MOVIES

In Burning Girl, our protagonist is thrown completely out of her comfort zone, and forced to break free of the bubble and life she previously knew. 

 

The best comparisons to our film are female-driven, low-budget hilarious comedies such as:

Bridesmaids, Trainwreck, Girls Trip, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Worldwide Box Office Gross:

Bridesmaids (2011): $288 Million Grossed

Trainwreck (2015): $140 Million Grossed

Girls Trip (2017): $140 Million Grossed

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008): $105 Million Grossed

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