The Villa Television Pilot

$2,496 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 25 months
The Villa is a television series idea that will be filmed in Salt Lake City by William Rowan Jr, Emily Hills, Cody Till, Derek Heiner, and Kaytlyn Miller. It's a comedy about a female hotel front desk manager in her 20s, and the shenanigans that go along with that job. A lot of time and love has been put into writing the pilot, which is now final and ready to film.

As students at UVU, the five of us will be shooting the 22 minute pilot for our senior project, which is the main project necessary before graduation. It's a complex process including hiring actors, securing locations, scheduling and coordinating the events, etc. We're extremely excited about this project and have a lot of support from our teachers and others in the film industry, but in order to make it happen we are asking for financial help from our family and friends. Anything that you can donate will make a huge impact for us and our ability to finish this film and graduate. All money will go directly towards creating this pilot.

We've secured some great comedy actors and hope to be able to film the second week in November. Thanks so much for your help in making this happen!
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Exciting Announcement - The Villa is finished!!!

You are officially invited to THE VILLA Screening Evaluation.

WHEN -- Friday at 7 PM - 9 PM

Utah Valley University
800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

At the COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) Building:
Room Number 404 (which in on the fourth floor).

(Yelping, whistling, snorting, booing, and walking out offended is encouraged, but please no catcalling, that's just rude.)

If you have close family or friends (loved ones who you have told your darkest secrets to and/or have made a pinky promise or blood pack with) then bring them along. What are you going to do if you don't bring someone special? Sit there by yourself, wondering if it would be weird to eat that granola bar that you keep in your pocket in case you didn't have time to eat lunch that day? Or have a debate in your head whether you want to start up a conversation with the person next to you who was thoughtful enough to bring someone special with them and who is immersed in fascinating conversation about something to do with who would win in a fight to the death between a Jedi Knight and Wolverine?

Anyway, please come, it's going to be spectacular!

Utah Valley University
800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

At the COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) Building:
Room Number 404 (which in on the fourth floor).

Driving Directions:
From SLC Airpot - to East Parking lot #1:,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT/40.278866,-111.708751/@40.2780629,-111.710556,17.69z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x8752f3dcc7a1c925:0xbe14a4170a70b7aa!2m2!1d-111.98048!2d40.78426!1m0!3e0

From SLC Airpot - to East Parking lot #2:,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT/40.2798277,-111.7085446/@40.2780629,-111.710556,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x8752f3dcc7a1c925:0xbe14a4170a70b7aa!2m2!1d-111.98048!2d40.78426!1m0!3e0

From Pason, UT - to East Parking lot #1:,+UT/40.2788764,-111.708723/@40.277554,-111.7093813,18.07z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x874daf7f9ba1e2df:0x8b76dcc829a902fb!2m2!1d-111.7321518!2d40.0443989!1m0!3e0

From Pason, UT - to East Parking lot #2:,+UT/40.2797779,-111.7083272/@40.2766306,-111.7100617,17.23z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x874daf7f9ba1e2df:0x8b76dcc829a902fb!2m2!1d-111.7321518!2d40.0443989!1m0!3e0

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM THE PARKING LOTS:,-111.7106804/40.2796108,-111.7081888/@40.2791067,-111.7099609,18.88z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2
The Cast and Crew
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THE VILLA has been filmed and is now in the beginning stages of editing.

The filming went great. The cast was phenomenal and crew came prepared and were amazing.

One slight concern I have is that there might be a few takes that we won't be able to use because the actors improvised (which they were supposed to) and made the whole crew laugh. It took all the self control I could muster to not laugh the whole time... I know I broke more than once.

Here are some pictures of the cast and crew at the location we filmed at.

I want to say thank you to all the cast and crew for how hard they worked, and that I know how much of their time and talents they donated to this project. I count myself so lucky to know such wonderful people.

And thank you so much to all the donors.
It would have been impossible to do it without you. Every penny went directly into production (and then some), and I know it will show when you see it.

I didn't have the personal means to support the budget of this project, but I realize now more than ever how much support I have from my family and friends.

Truly and deeply... Thank You

William Rowan Jr.
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The Villa has now cast the three lead parts with seasoned improv actors and comedians. Let’s meet the trio:

Trevor “D-Money” Kelley:
Improv actor, stand-up comedian, and avid stamp collector. He is the kind of guy who will say he likes long walks on the beach, even though he’s never been on one.

Maddy “Trigger Finger” Triggs:
Maddy Triggs has been performing and acting her whole life. It is her life, her passion, and in her own Nana’s words “something she does with her friends on Tuesday nights.” You can really find her performing improv and stand-up comedy at Comedysportz, ImprovBroadway, and the like.

Trenton "CHUCK-A-RAMA" James:
Trenton James was born as Trenton James Krummenacher. He is an actor and writer, known for Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006), Minutemen (2008), and Zeros (2012). Trent resides with his pug, wife, and three children, in the order that he keeps them in his heart, in Salt Lake City.

We are so excited to have them.
Thanks again to everyone who has donated.
Without your help we would not be able to make this a reality.
Trenton "CHUCK-A-RAMA" James
Maddy “Trigger Finger” Triggs
Trevor "D-Money" Kelley
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Thank you so much to all of those that have donated to our campaign. We cannot express to you how deeply touched and thankful we are for your thoughtfulness and willingness to help us succeed. We still have a ways to go to meet our goal, but we are well on our way because of you.
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$2,496 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 25 months
Created August 29, 2016
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23 months ago
Kati EvansEvans
23 months ago

This looks awesome!!!

Mandy Ho
23 months ago

Good luck Emily :) so proud of you.

Mac Wilson
23 months ago

From Mac and Priscila. This should pay for a few donuts. We only wish we could pay for more.

Iron Man 3
23 months ago

Because I believe in something more than myself. I believe in television. And I believe in you.

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