Final Week to Help Award-Winning Team Get Film to Sundance

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Themes of love and Scrabble® have been scoring double word points online from Emo Horse Productions and Intentional Films.

Emo Horse Productions and Intentional Films are proud to announce that their independent feature film, QWERTY is almost complete and ready to be submitted to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

A month ago they released a teaser trailer, started an IndieGoGo funding campaign and began building a facebook audience. Since that time the teaser has been viewed almost 1,500 times, their facebook page has had almost 500 new likes and they've reached about half of the funding they've needed. Audience response to the teaser has been extremely enthusiastic, and IndieGoGo has made the project one of their featured projects and featured the film on their front page. "The response to our teaser has been really inspiring and it makes me confident that the hard work our great cast and crew put into this is going to pay off on the screen for an audience," said Bill Sebastian.

The word qwerty refers to the top row of keys on a keyboard. Quite literally Q-W-E-R-T-Y, a word that knows what it is: something Zoe and Marty are striving for during this romantic dark comedy about two outsiders.

Zoe and Marty fall in love and try to stay that way, as they carve out their odd little place in a world designed for “normal” people. When Zoe, an introverted word-nerd, meets Marty, an irascible recluse, she finds the courage and confidence to pursue her passion for competitive Scrabble® while he battles crippling self doubt. Together they try to figure out what it's like to be happy.

"QWERTY is the first film to accurately combine and capture the worlds of romantic relationships and tournament Scrabble -- no small feat! It's for anyone who appreciates words, competition, love stories and good filmmaking."

  • John D. Williams Jr.

Executive Director National SCRABBLE Association

QWERTY’s award-winning screenplay by Juliet McDaniel was brought to life by acclaimed director Bill Sebastian. Starring Dana Pupkin and Eric Hailey, the film is produced by Nat Dykeman and Jeremy Truelove.

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