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Project Name: The Bride of Murdery Heights
Asking For: $2,500 through Indiegogo
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $1,393
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 30
Description: Women of the Victorian Era had to navigate strict social conventions in order to snag their men, and one would think their courtship rituals would have been even tougher in environments that were especially…stabby. The Bride of Murdery Heights is an ominously-named series about three single ladies looking for love against a gothic backdrop.
The three creators of Murdery Heights, Erin Fenton, Aimée Lutkin, and Jaime Lutz, are fans of 19th-century literature who wish to update the satire of Emily Brontë for modern-day audiences. Their show is not a straight adaptation of Wuthering Heights but rather a multi-faceted project that combines several genres into one package. “This web series isn’t just a series of sketches: it’s a mystery, a romance, and a 19th century horror story,” reads the campaign page. “AND IT’S A COMEDY!”
More details are available in Fenton, Lutkin, and Lutz’s pitch video:
Creator Bio: Fenton, Lutkin, and Lutz started Murdery Heights as a show that ran at the UCB Theatre in New York. Their project’s cast list includes many performers whose credits include local sketch comedy shows.
Best Perk: For $10, you can receive a personalized list that will tell you how marriageable you are. Make sure to order it before courtship season begins!
Why You Should Fund It: Murdery Heights is a fascinating idea that Fenton, Lutkin, and Lutz are realizing on a shoestring budget. With just $2,500, they plan to create a full season and a short film. That’s enough space to build the world of Murdery Heights into a smart satire of 19th-century society, and the three creators who will take on that task seem to have more than enough passion and skill for the job. Here’s hoping their work comes to fruition on screen.
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