Private Project

Jump the Fence

Time is the enemy in this behind the scenes documentary adventure in no-budget filmmaking. Jump into the action with actors Britt Harris and Molly Muse as they trek to Brazil for the making of Ale Paschoalini's feature film, Raízes.

Will artistic vision prevail as our skeleton crew battles the elements in this high pressure race against the clock?

  • Molly Muse
  • Molly Muse
  • Britt Harris
  • John Eckenrode
    El Inmigrante, 121 To Aztec, Lasso the Sun, JOAN, Thirst, Warhol Goes Boom
  • Matt Schulte
    JOAN, Warhol Goes Boom, Thirst, Image, CPR, I Am the Alien
  • Molly Muse
    Key Cast
    Birds of Neptune
  • Britt Harris
    Key Cast
    Birds of Neptune, ARXIV, Adoptable, Star Drunk, Future Perfect
  • Ale Paschoalini
    Key Cast
  • Ian Stout
    Director Of Photography
    Vegan: Everyday Stories, Roomies, A Vampire's Eve, Hackneyed, Journal
  • John Eckenrode
    El Inmigrante, 121 To Aztec, Lasso the Sun
  • Weider Regis
    Sound Recordist
    Raízes, O Sarcófago
  • Mark Orton
    Nebraska, Independent Lens, Joan, Shut Up Anthony, and many many more
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Arizona International Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    United States
    April 23, 2021
    Best First Feature Award
  • Portland Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    November 20, 2020
Distribution Information
  • Ovation Channel
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - Molly Muse

Molly made her stage debut as “piece of trash” in a grade school play about recycling. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Portland State University. She won the Irene Ryan Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in Crimes of the Heart, originated the role of Mable in Ishmael Reed's play The Final Version at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NY, and received a grant to direct Philip Ridley’s play The Pitchfork Disney in Portland, Oregon.

Molly played Mona in the award-winning feature film, Birds of Neptune. As a film director, Molly won “Best First Feature” at the Arizona International Film Festival for Jump the Fence: Brazil; she produced the film with a crowdfunding campaign and then sold it to The Ovation Channel.

Molly co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in Wrap Me in a Sheet with partner-in-film, Britt Harris. The film won Best Drama at the 2023 Dam Short Film Festival and Best Dramatic Short at The Arizona International Film Festival. Molly also directed, Ghost Town which just hit the festival circuit, winning Best Narrative Short at The Four Corners Film Festival.

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Director Statement

My artistic relationship with Britt Harris is the soul of this project. We met as actors (cast as sisters) in an indie film and have developed a vital and loving creative partnership.
We’re both driven to create, to work, to make movies. But actors need to be chosen for work. We originally made Jump the Fence in an effort to create our own opportunity in film: to act, to direct, to produce. We didn’t want to wait in line anymore. It has since transformed into an expansive education in how to make
something beautiful and real and funny within the vision of some of the world’s best indie filmmaking talents.

An artist at work is so interesting to me. When I’m struck with inspiration, I go nuts with energy. Seeing that spark alive in other people, and then documenting what they do with it - how they turn it into a movie - is the best. It’s an honor to be a part of and a thrill to watch.