a comedy/drama about community, trust and making it in the modern world

directed by John Helde   produced by Beth Farnham

currently in pre-production

We're excited to announce a PRODUCTION MATCH in progress Nov 29 - Dec 13!  
All contributions up to $20,000 matched dollar-for-dollar - see below to contribute.

Marcie has a dream: to own Ed’s Tavern, where she’s bartender and den mother to her community of regular folk.  But when a developer and an endangered owl begin to unravel her plans, Marcie has to rally her people to confront the forces of big money and save the community.

Set in the Seattle area, MARCIE'S is populated with characters from different backgrounds and woven through with humor.  The story's themes reflect the world we live in:  how we find our true calling; how we sustain community; and how over-development threatens our survival. 

MARCIE’S is a truly independent film. We’re a group of like-minded artists who enjoy developing work collaboratively.  These are the kinds of stories we love and want to see in the world, and we're excited to bring the movie to fruition! 

Join Us

PRODUCTION MATCH in progress Nov 29 - Dec 13:  All contributions up to $20,000 matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to anonymous donors!

Please consider joining with us to complete MARCIE'S!  Contributions at any level will go directly to fund the film's production in 2022.  There is an investment opportunity, or you may make a contribution of any size through our fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

To contribute through Northwest Film Forum, click the 'DONATE' button. Thank you!

For more information, get in touch here

Funders at any level will join the MARCIE’S community with access to private behind-the-scenes updates throughout production, along with these incentives:

  • $25,000  Executive Producer credit + featured extra role + everything below
  • $10,000  Co-Executive Producer credit + invitation to wrap party + everything below
  • $5,000  Associate Producer credit + set visit + everything below
  • $2,500  Shooting script signed by cast and director + everything below
  • $1,000  Pair of custom Marcie's pint glasses + everything below
  • $700 Nov 29 - Dec 13 only  SAMBUS WITH SOPHIE: Join Miski Ali, who plays Sophie, for a live lesson in how to create Somali Sambus (Samosas) with basbaas (jalapeno and lime dipping sauce) – meat or veggies and herbs all wrapped in triangle tortillas and fried!  Zoom on a date TBD. (limited to the first 4 at this level) 
  • $500  Pre-release private screening event + everything below
  • $400 Nov 29 - Dec 13 only  HOMEBREW:  Murph (played by Ryan Sanders), Marcie’s main squeeze, discovers a love of brewing his own beer.  Join Ryan and director John Helde live for a research session as they whip up a batch of homebrew.  Sit back and await the results.   Zoom on a date TBD. (limited to the first 5 at this level) 
  • $300 Nov 29 - Dec 13 only  BARTENDER SCHOOL:  Jenn Ruzumna, who plays Marcie, is learning bartending for her role.  Receive your own personalized video cocktail lesson from Jenn!  Date TBD. (limited to the first 10 at this level) 
  • $250  Early access digital soundtrack + everything below
  • $100  Video message from the set + everything below
  • $50  Early access film trailer + everything below
  • $25  Social media shout out and behind-the-scenes updates during production