THE NESTING DOLL Film Festival Fund

$1,655 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 4 months


It's time to take the show on the road! We're raising funds for film festival submissions and we'd love your support. Please watch the 5 minute video up top, read about the project below and pass it on. : )

Short trailer for a short film.

My name is Jeffrey Palmer and I am the director of the short dramatic thesis film THE NESTING DOLL, a film about one family's story of memory loss and memory lane. 

The film addresses themes of Alzheimer’s, the fragility of brotherly bonds, the power of nostalgia, and the struggles and strains of caring for an aging parent. It features Rob DiNinni, Johnny Halloran, Katharine Sterling and Kirsten Salpini, all talented actors and stage performers working in New England.

The cast (L to R) Rob DiNinni, Katharine Sterling, Johnny Halloran, Kirsten Salpini

Production took place early May of 2017 as part of the MFA program in Cinema and Media Production at Boston University, where I earned my masters degree with a focus in Directing.

Poster concept.

It's now January 2018 and I'm pleased to announce that the film is done --yes!-- but the work continues as we prepare to submit THE NESTING DOLL to film festivals across the states and around the world. 

Promoting and marketing a film can be just about as daunting, and exciting, as making the film itself. Our film’s producer Jamie Companeschi and I decided early on that if we were going to ask folks to contribute in some way, we would wait until we had a finished product to offer. As the film's team leader, I must say that we definitely have a wonderful movie to share with you!

Film festivals are a fantastic way to put all of our hard work on screen in front of live audiences hungry for this sort of story. Because submission fees and costs of necessary materials add up, we're hoping to offset those expenses by reaching out to our network of family, friends and fans for a little boost in funding.

Anyone who contributes, no matter the amount, will receive a private link with a password to view the film digitally at home or on your computer. The running time is 12:30 minutes and I can earnestly make a guarantee that the story delivers, the performances shine, and the production quality is "Like you see in the movies." 

And to keep things fun, I will also be posting some additional perks - comic books, trinkets from the film, video updates - throughout the campaign.

We hope you will share this information with your friends and followers on social media using the links on this page. Please use the hashtag #TheNestingDollMovie when posting. 

(L to R) Ellen Lee, Zachary Dripps, Michael MacDuff

On behalf of the cast and crew, THANK YOU in advance for your interest and support! We apprecaite your generosity.

Yours in cinema,

Jeffrey Palmer, MFA
Director "The Nesting Doll"

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Hello Folks,

It's been a while since I posted an update. Was waiting to share some good news with everyone.

We crossed the 50% funded benchmark thanks to everyone who has contributed and the most recent donation from Rachel Shepardson. Thank you! If this is as far as we get I will be pleased as punch.

Additionally, we received some nice news from a few film festivals that The Nesting Doll is an official selection. I've updated our posters and video thumbnails with the attached image to reflect our status. You're welcome to share and pass it around.

I hope you all are doing well and I'll circle back with more news as it trickles in.


The Nesting Doll - Official Selections
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I hope everyone is doing well and are satisfied with the Oscars. Did your favorites win big?
Wanted to share a few noteworthy tidbits of news.
Our 1st film review is now available at One Film Fan. Link here: http://onefilmfan.com/short-film-review-the-nesting-doll/
And our 1st "Official Selection" announcement came by way of the Oneota Film Festival which is in its 8th year. http://www.oneotafilmfestival.org
More updates on the way.
Oneota Film Festival Official Selection
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I don't do as much graphic design as I used to, but I needed to take a swing at a simple approach to a poster concept and wanted to share it with our donors. :) Cheers, Jeff

THE NESTING DOLL - poster concept
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SATURDAY SMILES! We are now 25% funded and filled with 100% gratitude from the generous contributions of Scott Hall and Sean Ireland! THANK YOU! https://www.gofundme.com/thenestingdoll
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