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Update 5/16
We are 3 DAYS AWAY from our trip!

We have been blown away by the support! With other donations that have come in, we are VERY close to getting everyone from this team that is going taken care of. We are still a little short but we have been so honored by everyone's generosity. If you are still looking to give, we could still use the help.

Thank you again, we are so excited to share our journey with you.
-TJ, Aaron, Shelby, Ellie, Nate, Eema, & Diego

A little over a year ago, brothers Tj and Aaron Hill, and Aaron’s wife Shelby Hill, started participating in 48 hour film festivals in Madison, Wisconsin.

With the challenge of creating a short film over the course of the weekend, the trio’s goal was always to tell different and weird stories using their unique sense of humor.

After a year they somehow managed to have two of their films move to the national competition, held in Los Angeles, where multiple movies would be selected to be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. The chosen films were announced at the awards ceremony, and while, disappointed to not hear their name, the trio left happy and proud of the work they had done and the responses to their movies.

However, almost two weeks later, they received the greatest email they could imagine.
“Your film A Cloudy Moon is going to Cannes.”

Now they’re over the moon (a cloudy one!) and are looking to go to France to show their quirky little movie at the biggest film festival in the world in a little less than two months.

It would mean the world to them for all three of them to go, alongside other cast and crew members. Whatever you can give would be eternally appreciated. And even if you cannot give at this time, thank you for reading this. Thank you for celebrating the victories of three midwesterners who love to make quirky little movies.


Aaron Hill as Nick
Ellie Laesch as Alexis
Chase Fischer as Barista
Jack Hill as Old Man
Edie Hill as Old Woman

Writer: Aaron Hill
Director: TJ Hill
Producer: TJ Hill
Associate Producer: Em Adkins
Music: TJ Hill
Lyrics: TJ Hill and Aaron Hill
Director of Photography: Nathan Talan
Camera Assistant: Brian Brant
Gaffer: Diego Serrano
DIT: Eema Siddiqui
1st Assistant Director: Shelby Hill
2nd Assistant Director: Em Adkins
Costuming: Ellie Laesch
Field Recordist: Alec Mattie
Boom: Jonathan Clemmons
Editor/Color: Eema Siddiqui
Post Sound: Aaron Hill



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  • Micky Rosenquist
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Daniel Pico
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Charlie Hicklin
    • $45 
    • 1 yr
  • Dan Englund
    • $100 
    • 1 yr


TJ Hill
Madison, WI

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