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“This House”: Project Update

Almost a month ago, I put up a Wesleying post about “This House”, a documentary that Daniel Hymanson ’11¬†intends to make about the home of his childhood teacher Jackie Seiden, in which the installations in each room tell a story. In Daniel’s words:

We begin in the attic, filled with pastel color and sun-soaked suitcases. We enter into the experience of a three-year-old girl in the 1930s, as she uncovers everything not supposed to be known and attempts to avoid an unbearable fear of abandonment. We descend to the basement, dark and filled with white Christmas lights. We enter into a fantasy world where the ever-three-year-old Ga Ga Goo Goo and her symbiotic soulmate Pig embark on a planet-wide journey to find their mother and father, who were swallowed up by a crevice while awestruck by the Northern Lights. In the journey from the attic to the basement, we also explore everything in between.

The fundraising project has been a success! With 45 hours to go, there are 88 backers and Daniel has raised $5, 860 out of a goal of $5,000. So the project has been funded, and the film will be made. That said, Daniel points out that, while the original goal will make the film possible, it won’t cover everything. If you would like to throw some money toward the project in the last few hours, feel free to do so. Also, you can get one of the awesome prizes – like a virtual copy of the film, or an invitation to the first screening of the film.

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Kickstarter Campaign: This House by Daniel Hymanson

Many of you probably saw a thesis film directed and created last year by Daniel Hymanson ’11 entitled “Slothman.” Daniel sent us this submission regarding fundraising for a new film he’s planning on making:

I’ve launched a fundraising campaign to start production on a movie called This House. This House blends documentary and fiction to explore the inimitable in-home installation work of Jackie Seiden, a Chicago-based artist and educator.

We begin in the attic, filled with pastel color and sun-soaked suitcases. We enter into the experience of a three-year-old girl in the 1930s, as she uncovers everything not supposed to be known and attempts to avoid an unbearable fear of abandonment. We descend to the basement, dark and filled with white Christmas lights. We enter into a fantasy world where the ever-three-year-old Ga Ga Goo Goo and her symbiotic soulmate Pig embark on a planet-wide journey to find their mother and father, who were swallowed up by a crevice while awestruck by the Northern Lights. In the journey from the attic to the basement, we also explore everything in between.

Any help with pledges or spreading the word would be greatly appreciated. Every little bit counts!

THANK YOU!

If you want to throw a few bucks Daniel’s way, he’d be most appreciative. You can do so at his Kickstarter page. There are only 29 days to go!