A black as tar comedy following a commune of recovering drug addicts in 1990 suburban New York, Stinking Heaven is the portrait of a group of people on the verge of a syncrhnnized nervous breakdown.
Filmmaking is the one place where you can capture accidents and unexpected behavior in real time, and yet it has somehow become the most regulated medium out there. I want to exploit what is inherent to filmmaking and take full advantage of chance.
To do this he's gathered a rather interesting bunch of up and coming talent from the American Independent realm, including Hannah Gross and Deragh Campbell, who collected some considerable street cred with their turns in the Sundance selected I Used To Be Darker, and Keith Poulson, who cut his teeth as crew on Andrew Bujalski, Joe Swanberg, and Bob Byington flicks before stepping in front of the camera for Byington's Somebody Up There Likes Me, starring opposite Nick Offerman. Cinematographer Sean Price Williams ain't no slouch either, having shot Alex Ross Perry's three features, including the Jason Schwartzman starring Listen Up Philip. Richard Peete, producer of ScreenAnarchy fave Blue Ruin, is also on board.
Below you'll find the project's amusingly unorthodox pitch video and their Kickstarter page. If you want to support true independent filmmaking by a strong community of creatives then there's few others like Nathan Silver and co. out there. The project's goal is also readily achievable thanks to Silver's docu-drama approach, so there's really no excuse on even dropping a couple of bucks into their coffers.
Stinking Heaven on Kickstarter.