The Horror Comedy, Currently In Production, Uses Crowd Funding To Allow Contributors To Actively Participate In The Making Of The Film


New York, NEW YORK (December 4, 2013)– Currently shooting in Los Angeles, BURYING THE EX, a horror comedy directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Burbs, Small Soldiers), starring Anton Yelchin (Cymbeline, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fright Night), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga, Wish I Was Here, Staten Island Summer), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson, True Detective), and Oliver Cooper (Project X), created a groundbreaking crowd funding campaign in partnership with FUNDANYTHING, which gives contributors the opportunity to actively participate in the making of the film, based on the level of their contribution. This is a break from the standard crowd funding model which raises funds prior to a film’s production. Rewards include the opportunity for people to visit the set of the LA based production, have lunch with the director, access to exclusive material through production, as well as signed items, access to special screenings, a VIP premiere package, and much more. Participants will become part of a community that will receive regular updates on events related to the film. BURYING THE EX was written by Alan Trezza. For more information on BURYING THE EX, you can visit the FUNDANYTHING page for the film at FundAnything.com/buryingtheex and follow the film on Facebook.com/buryingtheex, and Twitter.com/buryingtheex.

“I’m thrilled to partner with FUNDANYTHING on BURYING THE EX, and I am really looking forward to getting the opportunity to meet the fans who are contributing to the funding of this project,” said director Joe Dante. “I’ve always appreciated their input, and giving them this unique opportunity to be part of this production is pretty cool.”

BURYING THE EX follows Max (YELCHIN), an all-around nice guy and his incredibly beautiful but overbearing girlfriend, Evelyn (GREENE). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together as Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max knows it's time to call it quits, but there's just one problem: he's terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is killed a freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mile. Max eventually meets Olivia, a cute and spirited girl who might just be his soul mate, only to learn that Evelyn has risen from her grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back... even if that means turning him into one of the undead.

“I could not be more excited to be managing a campaign for a film actually in production. This is the rarest of opportunities, a fan can actually interact with the film as it is being made,” said Brad Wyman, CCO of FUNDANYTHING.

BURYING THE EX is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Cassian Elwes is executive producing along with Voltage's Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman and Dominic Rustam. ArtImage Entertainment, Scooty Woop Entertainment and Act 4 Entertainment are producing.



Partners Carl Effenson & Kyle Tekiela started ARTIMAGE ENTERTAINMENT with the goal of developing and producing commercially viable films with strong thematic content. With their debut presentation - Burying The Ex - currently in production, Artimage Entertainment, which was founded in 2012, has a roster of films in various stages of development. The company has a particular interest in working on projects with a unique vision and working with directors who have demonstrated an artistic, refined talent for captivating audiences.



Scooty Woop Entertainment, founded in 2009 by manager/producers Frankie Lindquist and Mary Cybriwsky, is one of the industry's fastest growing literary management/production companies. As a filmmaker driven company, SWE represents writers and directors in both film and TV and is best known for internally developing material and raising financing for their clients material. In addition to client projects, they also help arrange financing for outside material as they have on their current production, BURYING THE EX. The company also has a number of projects in the pipeline that are heading towards production in the first quarter of next year.



Act 4 currently has several projects in various stages of development. Among them are "Florence of Arabia", a satire about a woman's quest for equal rights in the Middle East based on the Christopher Buckley novel with Charlize Theron attached to star and produce; "John Brown", about the famous nineteenth-century abolitionist with Ed Harris attached to star with Giancarlo Esposito co-starring and directing, and the Broadway adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" directed by Rupert Goold (Enron) with music and lyrics by Tony-Award winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and starring Matt Smith (Doctor Who).



FundAnything is quickly becoming the leader in the Crowdfunding space for filmmamkers. On the Heels of two 1million film campaigns Adam Carrolla's Road Hard and Penn Jillette's Directors Cut this 90 day old Crowdfunding Company has accomplished what other platforms have taken 4years to achieve.