We tend to hate on Hollywood studios because of the movie projects they choose to fund (Transformers 4, anyone?). So much of typical Hollywood product tends to be huge, expensive spectacles with little-to-no story, heavy special effects and poor acting. So, we at ScreenCrave have decided to help jump behind the indie film. Every week we’ll be bring you the Indie Fundraiser Roundup in which we feature projects seen on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that need our help. Check out this week’s picks below.
- Killer Blonde: Leo Curbelo is making a movie about a girl and a gun. And according to Jean Luc Godard, that’s all you need for a movie. Curbelo’s film, Killer Blonde, revolves around an assassin-for-hire whose last hit leads her down a dead end alley named Temptation. The film hasn’t gone into production yet, but Curbelo put together a nice mock trailer that captures the vibe of movie – a mix of film-noir and 1970′s schlock. If you’re interested in seeing a hot blonde act like a total badass, check out their project at Kickstarter.
- The Babadook: Australian writer and director Jennifer Kent wants to make a film in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby, Repulsion and The Tenant. Her film, The Babadook is a psychological horror about a mother who becomes possessed by a monster that wills her to kill her son. Previously Kent made a short black-and-white film titled Monster, and if The Babadook is anything like the short, then her project definitely deserves some attention. You can watch Monster and find out more about the film at The Babadook‘s Kickstarter campaign page.
- Peel: The filmmakers of Peel are sick and tired of the same old Hollywood horror stories (you might relate). So they’ve decided to do something about it by putting into motion this project. Peel is the story of Emma, a paranoid schizophrenic teen who believes her neighbors are aliens. With the help of a flirty delivery man, Emma sets out to conquer her fears to save her life. Concept artist Marc Samson came up with this idea and he’s hugely influenced by filmmakers like John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and Wes Craven. If you want to help this team of filmmakers “resurrect old school horror” head to their Kickstarter page.
Pick of the Week:
- Gray State: A sci-fi thriller doesn’t have to be made on a huge Hollywood budget to be good. At the heart of it all, what really matters is the story. Gray State is an independent, low budget, pre-apocalyptic dystopian film that chronicles the fall of society. The filmmakers of this project put together an awesome concept trailer that looks like the real thing. Unfortunately, it isn’t the real thing and they need help getting the project off the floor. Give the trailer a shot, watch it and see what you think. It’s impressive. For that and more information on Gray State, visit Indiegogo.
Those are the projects we have for you this week. Be sure to check back every week for our Indie Fundraiser Roundup–helping you help indie cinema.
Which of these projects interests you? Got one we missed?