‘Seeking Happily Ever After’, A Bold Documentary About Single Women Who Are Redefining Their Own ‘Happily Ever After’

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You can see this compelling film: “Seeking Happily Ever After” at the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, CA (voted one of the top 20 film festivals for filmmakers to submit to by MovieMaker Magazine 2010) at the end of July. Screening date will be posted on http://www.seekinghappilyeverafter.com once the festival announces it.

The idea for "Seeking Happily Ever: One generation’s struggle to redefine the fairytale" came when Michelle Cove, a national bestselling author and long-time journalist, saw newspaper headlines stating there are more single women than ever in the U.S. Over and over, the media accused women of being too obsessed with their careers to think about having a family.

She joined forces with Kerry David, an LA based multiple award-winning producer of several films including “My Date with Drew” and “Like Dandelion Dust,” and the two started filming. They filmed women on the streets of Boston, LA, New York and selected cities about what it’s really like to be unmarried over age 30. Women revealed their deep, intimate feelings on everything from online dating and sex toys to freezing their eggs.

In the man on the street interviews, everyone seemed to have an opinion on the plight of these single and 30+ women, including relationship experts such as Patti Stanger, TV star of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and Greg Behrendt, author of "He’s Just Not That Into You". The filmmakers included interviews with the other side of the equation, single men, as well as Baby Boomer moms, and even young girls caught up in princess mania.

“We learn so early that ‘happily ever after’ means a prince on a white horse coming to save a woman,” says Cove, “and that idea gets lodged into our brains forever. Meanwhile, all around us, women are redefining happily-ever-after. It’s time to make this a public discussion!”

David is also excited about starting conversations with this doc: “I’m single with no current desire to marry or have kids. Michelle is married with a young daughter. Our editor is a single woman in her 30s who wants to marry, and our Boston DP is gay and happily partnered. We've had amazing talks about ‘happily ever after,’ and our audiences seem to love grappling with these ideas too.”

If this topic hits home in any way that you'd like to participate; the filmmakers have until June 17th to complete finishing funds through the Kickstarter website: http://kck.st/bV022F which offers gifts (and the ability to earn an actual producer credit on their film!) in return for certain financial contribution commitments.

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