Crowdfund This: TORMENTING THE HEN, Social Malaise and Toxic Love
Let's get right to it: Tormenting the Hen is not a movie about a tortured domestic female bird.
Instead, it's a live-action feature film whose heart "lies right there in the title," according to the official crowdfunding site. "Just who is the hen and who is the tormentor? Then one must ask: Is there only one of each? And does it truly matter?"
Written and directed by Theodore "Teddy" Collatos, Tormenting the Hen has entered the final stages of post-production and is looking for a little financial assistance to get past the finish line. Here is the synopsis:
When playwright Claire is invited to set her latest work at a rural theater company, her fiance Monica tags along for a much-needed vacation. Upon encountering Mutty, an enigmatic groundskeeper with a gross lack of social boundaries, Monica's hopes for respite, her future with Claire, and her very sanity are thrown into jeopardy.
My interest in the project was stirred by Ben Umstead, one of the producers. Ben is a friend and colleague who serves as U.S. Editor for ScreenAnarchy, and I trust that he only gets involved with films that are meaningful to him personally. For me, that translates into a very positive recommendation.
Below you can watch a video about the film and the campaign. Then the official site has quite a bit more information.