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Sugarhouse

A sweet-natured teenager and her headstrong little sister, abandoned by their outlaw father, reach out for help from their wayward brother, who remains haunted by the sins of his past.

Funds will be used for the completion of this film.

Funding Progress | $95,000 of $145,000
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Overview

Sugarhouse

Maisie, a sweet-natured teenager, and Cricket, her headstrong little sister, are abandoned at their Midwestern farmhouse by Gage, their outlaw father. Facing the possibility of foster care, which could force the sisters apart, along with the heightened menace of Gage’s volatile conspirators, the girls reach out for help from Finn, their wayward older brother. 

 Haunted by sins of his own, Finn is reluctant to stay, fearing his return will lure him back to a life of crime. Maisie encourages the good in him, holding the family together through faith and prayer. But as a mysterious medical condition threatens Cricket, and Finn drifts further into darkness, Maisie is pushed to the brink of despair. And when Gage finally returns, Maisie will uncover the unknown truth of her own life, and of the secrets that lie within the family sugarhouse. 

Filmed over the course of a year, “Sugarhouse” is a story of the seasons of life, of the struggles and strengths of family. It points to the enduring presence of God, with us through the silence of winter’s sorrow, and the singing of springtime’s hope.

CAST

Danner Brown

Introducing Danner Brown, a charismatic and talented young actress cast in the lead role who looks remarkably like the real Katelyn! So much so, in fact, filmmakers were able to use Danner and Katelyn interchangeably on screen, with Katelyn performing in all the actual softball scenes.

Like Katelyn, Danner was raised in a small town, and at an early age discovered her passion for acting. She pursued formal training in theater and film, and her breakthrough came with her performance in an indie film that earned critical acclaim and caught the attention of industry insiders. Since then, she has embraced diverse roles, embodying characters with depth and emotion across genres, and garnering praise from both audiences and critics alike. In real life she’s charming and relatable, and fans love her!

Daniel Roebuck

Daniel Roebuck, Katelyn’s grandfather (PawPaw) in “I CAN,” is a versatile actor, writer, and director, established himself early on as one of Hollywood’s youngest and most talented character actors. His notable film credits include “The Fugitive,” “US Marshals,” and “Agent Cody Banks.” Daniel’s presence on television hit shows like “Matlock,” “Nash Bridges,” and “Lost” further solidified his status as a versatile and beloved performer, while his foray into documentary production showcased his multifaceted talent.

Raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Daniel’s passion for performing began at an early age, notably by doing impressions of beloved movie stars in local talent shows. His entertainment journey began with a breakout role in the teen comedy “Cavegirl” and an impressive performance in the film, “The River’s Edge,”

From joining a local circus as a young clown to performing in over 40 plays and exploring stand-up comedy, Daniel’s unwavering dedication to the craft of acting eventually led him to conquer television, film, and theater with equal prowess. Daniel generously shares his entertainment expertise through writing and actively mentoring young actors.

Cameron Arnett

Popular actor Cameron Arnett is known for his work with faith-based and family-friendly projects, but is probably best-loved for his dramatic portrayal of blind and hospitalized diabetic Thomas Hill in the film “Overcomer” ($38M worldwide). Cameron plays the plucky college scout who discovers Katelyn in “I CAN,” and champions her athletic career.

An award-winning actor in television, film, and theater, Cameron hails from Port-Au-Prince Haiti. He is also an author, speaker, film director, producer, and voice over artist, and has appeared in at least 35 films in the last ten years.

Cameron’s television credits include NBC’s “Miami Vice,” Fox’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” ABC’s “China Beach,” and “Doogie Howser MD, “ VH1’s “Single Ladies,” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns.” He has appeared on nearly every major network.

Jeff Armstrong

Jeff Armstrong, the struggling, relatable dad in “I CAN,” is a versatile actor known for his recent performances in the 2021 films, “A World of Hurt,” and “Der Vertrag: Exfil.” With a passion for the craft from a young age, Jeff honed his skills and embraced his love for storytelling through acting.

In “A World of Hurt,” Jeff delivered a captivating portrayal, leaving a lasting impression on audiences. His performance in the action-packed thriller “Der Vertrag: Exfil” further solidified his reputation as a rising talent in the industry. Jeff’s commitment to his roles and his ability to immerse himself in diverse characters have earned him praise and recognition among peers and fans alike.

Amanda Verkamp

Amanda Verkamp gives us a moving portrayal of Salena, the faithful mother of disabled daughter Katelyn and her two younger girls in “I CAN.” Amanda also discovered her passion for the dramatic arts at an early age, and now actively pursues roles that communicate meaningful messages through powerful stories.

With a strong on-screen presence, Amanda also recently gave exceptional performances in the 2021 films “A Father’s Fight,” and “Fractures: A Story in Three Parts.” “A Father’s Fight” is a heartwarming drama, and Amanda’s portrayal showcased her ability to bring depth and authenticity to a character, leaving a lasting impact on audiences. Her versatility was further highlighted in “Fractures: A Story in Three Parts,” where she also delivered a compelling performance.

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Make a tax deductible donation of any amount! Your donation goes immediately to the finishing, marketing and distribution of Sugarhouse. That means your donation immediately begins working and making an impact on the culture for Christ!

FOR-PROFIT FUNDING PARTNER

At Kappa Distribution, we strive to ensure absolute transparency and fairness for all those who contribute financially to our films. This includes both those who have supported the film’s production and those who contribute to its marketing and distribution. Therefore, we reject the conventional Hollywood financial models where only a few individuals receive the majority of the revenue generated by the film, leaving the vast majority with little to no compensation. Instead, with Kappa Distribution, we all share in the revenues from the very first dollar generated until the last.
When a film is distributed, there are myriad revenue streams that generate income, such as theatrical releases, digital streaming, and foreign sales. The majority of the revenue (approximately 70%) is earned within the first year after the film’s release. By the end of the second year, approximately 90% of the film’s total revenue will be received, with the remaining 10% trickling in during the third year and beyond.
 
As our mission at Kappa Distribution is to impact the culture for Christ, we believe it is crucial to assist filmmakers in achieving financial success so that they can continue creating films that make a positive impact on the culture. Therefore, after decades of experience and years of prayer, we firmly believe that the following financial model is in the best interest of all parties involved:
 
Initially, all revenues generated through the film’s distribution will be split as follows:
  • Marketing & Distribution funders 40% (prorated)
  • Filmmaker/Film funders 35%
  • Kappa Distribution 25%
Once the marketing & distribution funders are made whole, revenues are split as follows for the duration of the agreement:
  • Marketing & Distribution funders 10% (prorated)
  • Filmmaker/Film funders 70%
  • Kappa Distribution 20%

Are you a fund? If so, the profits from the finances you provide can go back into your fund.

Funding Progress

$95,000 of $145,000
66%
Episode 1

$927,296

Raised*

2,173 People*

Funds will be used for MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION (P&A). If you are considering funding all or part of the P&A, a private link of the film available upon request.

FAQ

What is Kappa Studios?

Kappa Studios is a Burbank, California based post-production service provider for film and television for over 25 years. In 2016, the company shifted its focus exclusively to faith and family-friendly content.

What is Kappa's role in film and television production?

Kappa Studios is a post-production entity responsible for creating the final versions of films or TV shows. They also deal directly with film and TV outlets including theaters, TV stations, and streaming platforms.

What is Kappa Distribution?

Kappa Distribution is a new entity launched by Kappa Studios to formalize their status as faith and family content aggregators. They act as a conduit between Christ-centered content creators and outlets, aiming to influence the world with media that points people to Christ.

What challenges do Kappa Studios help solve?

Kappa Studios helps content creators who lack the necessary funds to complete their projects. They launched The Christian Film Finishing Fund (CFFF), a 501c3 fund that receives tax-deductible donations for the completion of these projects.

What is the mission of Kappa Studios in conjunction with The Christian Film Finishing Fund (CFFF)?

The mission has three main goals:
  1. Acceleration: Expedite the completion of Christ-advancing film and TV projects.
  2. Quality: Utilize their extensive experience to ensure projects are completed with excellence.
  3. Repetition: Free content creators from the need to raise funds or find distribution, so they can focus on creating more projects.

What happens with the profits from gospel-advancing film and TV projects?

Financial profits received from CFFF film or TV projects are placed back into the donor's non-profit donor advised fund or back into the CFFF. No financial profits can be legally returned directly to the donor.

What is the Kappa Studios impact investment model?

Kappa Studios has an innovative financial model where, after distribution income is received, this income is divided between the content creator (40%), the impact investor (40%), and Kappa Distribution (20%). Once the investor has received a 100% return, the split changes to 75% for the content creator, 10% for the investor, and 15% for Kappa Distribution.

How can I donate to The Christian Film Finishing Fund?

You can make a tax-deductible donation to The Christian Film Finishing Fund through their donation platform.

Who do I contact for more information about Kappa Studios?

For more information, you can contact Brad Silverman at [email protected].

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