Escaping Ohio

Join the new female led film, starring Netflix actor and Emily Bergl

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Entertainment, Art & Collectibles, Community & Lifestyle, Film & Video
Min Investment
Akron, OH
Offering Date
July 04, 2021
Expected Close Date
April 30, 2022
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Company Description

Escaping Ohio began as a short film (private link available) which was shot in 14 locations in only 4 days with a budget less than $15,000. Our team knows how to tell a compelling story with stand out characters while creating a beautiful, captivating film on a modest budget and schedule. 

Key Deal Facts

Director/writer/star shorts have played at numerous film festivals & won her a Best Actress award.
Emily Bergl is a well known actor starring in numerous TV series, films & Broadway shows.
Producer/star played opposite Liv Tyler & Bel Powley in Wildling- premiered at SXSW & now on Netflix.
Producer/star played opposite Joey King in Radium Girls- premiered at Tribeca FF & now on Netflix.
The script has been workshopped in the Sundance Institute.
You want to support female filmmakers. In 2020, only 16% of films were directed by women.
Our shoot dates are set and we have a highly talented cast & crew.
We have relationships with sales agents, distributors & agencies to sell the film once complete.

Use of Proceeds

Towards the production and post-production of this film. 

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Jessica Michael Davis, Director/Writer/Sam
Award-winning actor & filmmaker from Akron, OH, based in NYC, who's shorts have played at film festivals in NYC, Hollywood & internationally, winning her a Best Actress award. Recently developed the Escaping Ohio short within the Sundance Institute.

Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Producer/Co-Writer/JJ
Award-winning actor who's films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca & SXSW and are currently streaming on Netflix. Was the leading role in Sting's Broadway musical, The Last Ship, and recently portrayed JJ in the Tony-winning play, The Ferrymen.

Emily Bergl, Producer/Renee, Sam's mom
Best known for her role as Beth Young on Desperate Housewives, Sammi Slott in Shameless, Tammi Bryant on the TNT drama series Southland, Tessie in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel & many more. She also portrayed Mary in the Tony-winning play, The Ferrymen.
Amount Raised : $157,286
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