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Dinner With Quinn is a feature film about a seemingly perfect young woman named Maddie who, over an elaborate dinner with her younger sister Quinn, reveals her plan to commit suicide by the evening’s end.

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GOALS & MILESTONES

Total Goal: $210,000

Raised: $7,660    From: 88 Backers

Remaining: $202,340

Funded: 3%

Milestones:
July 31st – $50,000
August 15th – $100,000
September 16th – $210,000

A Wild Heart Entertainment Production

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Dawn Fields

PRODUCERS: Dawn Fields, James Popiden

SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dawn Fields, John A. Gibbons, Garry G. Luke, James Popiden, Jeffrey J. Scott, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jennifer Wiggs

TOP EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Victor Competiello, Casey Lambert, Samuel Peralta

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Audra Angelique, Billie King, Mark Redfield

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• ABOUT •

THE STORY

Dinner With Quinn is the story of a young woman named Maddie who appears to have everything but has decided to end her life.

Her only wish is to spend her final hours with her beloved younger sister, Quinn, a lively “party girl” who is kind and loving but has her own issues.

Maddie invites Quinn over for dinner to reveal her plan, hoping for compassion and understanding.

Instead, Quinn erupts with fury and disbelief. She locks herself in the bathroom and threatens to die alongside Maddie if she doesn’t reconsider.

Separated by the bathroom door and their opposing views on suicide, the sisters engage in a profound discussion about love, sacrifice, selfishness, and the meaning of “quality of life”.

This conversation brings them to a deeper understanding of each other’s pain and struggles.

But will it be enough to change Maddie’s mind? Or will Quinn go through with her threat?

• WHAT WE NEED •

We would love to be able to shoot before mid-October, but of course it all depends on how quickly we can reach our funding goals.

As of now, the film is set for a 1-2 week shoot to be filmed in an upscale cabin in the beautiful mountain town of Wrightwood, CA which is just outside of Los Angeles.

We hope to attract the best cast and crew possible (including a name actor in the lead role) to support the unique vision of the film and your support can help us do that!

• HOW YOU CAN HELP •

Including you in the process and calling you a BACKER means way more to us than the dollar amount. So it would mean the world if you could back us at even the smallest level so you can be a part of this important and powerful film.

Below you’ll find an array of perks including exclusive online screenings, a digital download of the finished film, signed movie posters and director’s script with notes, inspirational merchandise, exclusive IMDb producer credits and more!

We can also make your contribution TAX DEDUCTIBLE (ask us how) at amounts of $1,000 or higher. 

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• MEET OUR TEAM •

DAWN FIELDS

Writer / Director / Producer

“There are three major inspirations for this film.

 

First, I was forever impacted by a movie called ‘night, Mother starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft (whom I had the pleasure of working with years later). If you’ve seen the movie, or the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play it was based on, you know how disturbingly it ends. I’ve always wanted to tell a modern version of this compelling concept, but with a unique perspective and a different conclusion.

 

Second, many years later, I would experience thoughts of suicide myself. But they weren’t just thoughts; I actually followed through with it. It was only by the grace of a few unforeseen circumstances that I’m still here today to talk about it, something I haven’t done until now. So, I am a suicide survivor, and I feel like I have a lot to say on the subject.

 

Third, there’s an emotional thread that runs through the film that was inspired by my relationship with my own little sister, who sadly passed away from cancer a few years ago.

 

Through Maddie and Quinn, I want to tell a story that opens up much-needed conversations so everyone will realize… it’s okay to talk about it.” — Dawn Fields

Dawn Fields is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and founder of Wild Heart Entertainment. With over 25 years of experience working as a producer, writer, director and editor, her films have won over 30 awards, most notably, the powerful Alzheimer’s film Fragile Storm (starring Lance Henriksen).

With a background in acquisitions, development, production, and distribution, she has worked for such companies as LucasFilm, Twentieth Century Fox, Tri-Star, ABC, NBC, Aaron Spelling Productions and Morgan Creek.

Fragile Storm can be found on most major streaming platforms as part of The Edge of Her Mind Anthology (it’s the third short film in the collection).

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JAMES POPIDEN

Producer / Senior Executive Producer

“Dinner with Quinn is important to me because when people don’t talk about their mental health struggles, it can create a volatile situation that may lead to regrettable actions.

 

Sharing difficult thoughts and feelings with others, especially mental health professionals, is crucial for understanding, prevention, and healing.

 

This film has already sparked essential discussions, and we hope the awareness it generates will make a meaningful difference in the world.” — James Popiden

James Popiden has worked with Dawn Fields for over 12 years as Producer and Senior Executive Producer. With a background in television production, bioethics, and finance, James has helped Ms. Fields produce numerous short films, including the multiple award-winning short film Fragile Storm (starring Lance Henriksen).

He has also been instrumental in developing several feature film projects, including Dinner With Quinn. He has a passion for telling intellectually engaging and life-changing stories.

AUDRA ANGELIQUE

Executive Producer

“When I met Dawn a few years ago I instantly connected with her energy and expression. I feel fortunate to have helped with one of her previous projects which led to my involvement regarding Dinner With Quinn. Suicide is a topic I talk about often as I my brother shot himself in the head with my father’s riffle and a good friend/mentor that was in the industry also took her life.

 

When I talk about suicide, my number one goal is to create a safe space for people to feel comfortable talking about suicide, to remove the societal taboo regarding talking about how we feel about suicide, offer an energetic frequency of understanding and a lack judgment. My hope is that one day we will live in a world free from judgment regarding thinking and talking about suicide. This film is a part of that hope” — Audra Angelique

Audra Angelique is a seasoned, award-winning vocalist, multi-faceted producer, writer, film composer, multi-Instrumentalist, actor, DJ/MC, Creative Business Developer, Ideator, Speaker, Creative Entrepreneur, Chef and Founder of Global Creatives United. GCU is a platform that promotes creative capitalism, bringing like minded creatives together for positive world shifting purposes and is aimed at promoting global unity through creativity.

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BILLIE KING

Executive Producer

“I was instantly drawn to Dinner with Quinn because of its subject matter, having been personally affected by depression and suicide within my own family, I understand the importance of openly discussing these issues.” —Billie King

Billie King, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, playwright, author, musician, and actress, has made a significant impact in the arts and entertainment industry. With several gold and platinum plaques for her music, she has also directed the award-winning film “The Red Barn” and appeared in top films on streaming platforms.

As a bestselling author and collaborator with the R.A.W Theater Group, Billie uses her diverse talents to highlight social issues and support marginalized communities.

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MARK REDFIELD

Executive Producer

“My decision to put my shoulder to it, to see that DINNER WITH QUINN gets made, is down to one thing: the script. Dawn Fields has written a marvelous script that features two incredibly well-drawn characters. These two women in the story, Maddie and Quinn, are written with humility, heart, humor, and a gentle complexity. A gift for actors.

 

As I got to know Dawn in the past two years, before she started picking my brain about DINNER WITH QUINN, she shared her short film FRAGILE STORM with me. Exquisite. A diamond of a film. I’d use it teaching an acting class because of Lance Henrikson’s stellar performance.

 

So, that’s it: a powerful screenwriter with a voice who has something human to say, and a director with the vision to say it clearly on film. Join us!” —Mark Redfield

Mark Redfield is an award-winning actor, voice actor, author, artist, and theatre and filmmaker. Redfield has been professionally working in entertainment for over forty years. His audio books and audio drama is available worldwide. Novels include “Cult of the Nosferatu” and “The Chaney Murder Case”. 
 
Films include, as producer, director, writer, or actor, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, “Cold Harbor”, and “The Death of Poe”. Recent TV includes Mike Flanagan’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Netflix 2023). He paints, illustrates, and makes cartoons that are exhibited and  collected by folks around the world.
 

• MEET OUR BACKERS •

TOP EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Cohen, Beverly M. Collins, Brandon Keeton

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Falco, Willie Fields, R. Maria Mitchell, Eva Murdock, Jennifer A. Trujillo

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Reno Anastasio, Allen Facemire, Georgiana Galliano, William Hoversten, Tamara Nance, Shawn Nowotnik, Robert Rhyne, Bob Saenz, Jon Shanks, Christopher Siaens

VERY SPECIAL THANKS: Robert Cox, Siddarth Jambhulkar, Christine Koehler, Sean Parker, Teresa Raschilla, Christopher Vincelette

SPECIAL THANKS: Peg Ainsley, Taylor Albertson, Christopher Baxter, Liam Carty, Robert Cox, Loretta Edwards, Donald Evans, Juan Manuel Figeroa, Joel Foner, Mark Francisco, Tom Gore, Alfonso Guerra, C.J. Julianus, Susan Keil, Joseph Lobosco, Landi Maduro, Christine Owens, Owen Palmiotti, Luca Raciti, Victoria Rosendahl, Harry Seddon, Dona Seymour Smith, David Tocher, Vicki Vodrey

THANK YOU: Eric Abramson, Ari Atari, Sarah Beim, Vicki Blythin, Matt Chassin, Ken Frankel, Christine Hamrick, Robert Hensley, Christy Lee Hughes, Jody Jaress, Michael Juliano, Billie King, Marc Lee, Sean Lieberman, Raffaele Marraffa, Debra Markowitz, Floyd Marshall, Jr., Candina Malabag, Judy McMillan, Amanda Moresco, Caris Jujcec, Heather Snodgrass, Peter Swartz, Victoria Vertuga, Sheila Warren, Jerry Weil, Wendy White, LD Williams, Loki D. Wolf

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• OUR AWESOME PERKS •

• BACKER LEVELS •

Backer Thank You

A THANK YOU as a show of gratitude for your kind support of our film.

Includes:

  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

VIP Online Watch Party

An invitation to the private BACKERS-ONLY online WATCH PARTY BEFORE the film’s public release! Be the first to see the film!

Includes:

  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Digital Download

Digital Download of the finished film (just before its public release!).

Includes:

  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Signed Script & Poster

Official Script with DIRECTOR’S NOTES signed by writer/director Dawn Fields (digital) as well as a high resolution digital file of the film’s final official movie poster, once it’s released, signed by the CAST and DIRECTOR. For now, you will also receive a digital file of our current temporary poster.

Includes:

  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Special Thanks IMDb Credit

Special Thanks credit on IMDb and in the end credits of the film.

Includes:

  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

DVD or Blu-ray

Your choice of a DVD or Blu-ray signed by the CAST and the DIRECTOR.

Includes:

  • IMDb Special Thanks
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Very Special Thanks IMDb Credit

All the things!

Includes:

  • IMDb VERY Special Thanks
  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Private Pitch Coaching

A 60-minute ONE-ON-ONE session with Pitch Coach Dawn Fields where you’ll learn her exclusive method for how to pitch anything. From a business to a story idea, to pitching yourself. Learn the secrets to pitching with ease and clarity.

Includes:

  • Very Special Thanks on IMDb
  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Special Perk TBA Soon!

Special Perk TBA Soon!

Includes:

  • Very Special Thanks on IMDb
  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Associate Producer IMDb Credit

Associate Producer credit on IMDb and in the end credits of the film.

Includes:

  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Co-Executive Producer IMDb Credit

Co-Executive Producer credit on IMDb and in the end credits of the film.

Includes:

  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Executive Producer IMDb Credit

Executive Producer credit on IMDb and in the end credits of the film.

Includes:

  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Top Executive Producer IMDb Credit

Top Executive Producer credit on IMDb and in a LARGER FONT at the TOP of the end credits of the film.

Includes:

  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Senior Executive Producer IMDb Credit

Senior Executive Producer credit on IMDb and in the OPENING TITLE credits of the film, on the Official Movie Poster and End Credit Block of the Official Movie Trailer.

Includes:

  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

One-Day Set Visit!

Spend an entire DAY on set (including lunch) behind the scenes with the Director, Cast and Crew.

Includes:

  • IMDb Senior Executive Producer Credit
  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

Two-Day Set Visit With Guest!

Spend an ENTIRE TWO DAYS on set behind the scenes with the Director, Cast and Crew, with an OVERNIGHT STAY for TWO in the mountains!

Includes:

  • IMDb Senior Executive Producer Credit
  • Signed DVD or Blu-ray
  • Signed Script with Director’s Notes
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Digital Download of the Film
  • VIP Online Watch Party
  • Thank You on Our Website
  • Email Updates
  • Social Media Shout Out

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