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The Boys Club has an exciting project in the works! 

The Paris-based female film collective founded by my cousin, Miya Ruane, is in the process of fundraising for its debut short, SCUM. The group aims to create space for women in the film industry “after a long history of minimal representation,” as said in their mission statement.

The group also brings together women from all over the world. Its members come from New Zealand, Italy, Japan, and the United States and are currently based in cities including Paris, London, Berlin, and Boston!

To read more about the female creatives involved in the project, follow the Boys Club on Instagram.

Recently, I joined the Boston University pre-production team! While I’ve gotten the opportunity to work on many student films at BU, I’m excited to explore the film industry outside the United States. My experience at BU has been that of a more traditional film school, while many of the Boys Club members study creative direction at Istituto Marangoni — a school that focuses primarily on fashion! Ruane says she purposely chose to pursue an education at a unique film school to develop “a refined personal taste.” This artistically thorough curriculum fits the goals of the SCUM film project perfectly!

SCUM tells the story of a young girl who was raised on a flower farm surrounded only by women. The arrival of a newcomer to the farm begins to reveal the “cracks in her utopia.” Beyond the script, the Boys Club has intriguing plans for the film’s production design, as the hyper-feminine imagery will contrast with the dark themes the movie emphasizes. 

SCUM is fundraising using a Kickstarter program, which means the team can only collect the donations they get if they meet their goal in the campaign time frame, which ends April 18! As of April 7, SCUM has reached 71% of the target funding. All they need is a final push before they can film this summer, so visit the Kickstarter page if you’d like to learn more about the project!

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Rae Ruane is a biweekly writer for Her Campus Boston University. She enjoys writing about a broad range of topics but is especially partial to feminism and culture. Having grown up in a small beach town in California, she finds that there is a lot of interesting material to cover in a new city! Rae is a Film and Television major at BU’s College of Communication and is also minoring in Myth Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. As a film major, she wants to study screenwriting and has won a few awards for her short screenplay work in the past from the Central Coast Film Society Student Film and Media Arts Competition and Urbanite Arts & Film Festival. Her writing has also appeared in various Morro Bay High School drama productions and the Morro Bay Spyglass newspaper. In her free time at BU, Rae enjoys going on walks along the esplanade and visiting museums. She listens to a lot of music and her favorite artists are Angèle and Vance Joy. Outside of Her Campus she is costume designer for "Public Domain" on BUTV10 and is a member of Students for Reproductive Freedom, BU Democrats, and History clubs.