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.

  • The Goon: The great David Fincher is using Kickstarter to help fun his latest project – a feature-length adaptation of the graphic novel The Goon, about a goon and his right-hand man going against zombies, ghouls, mutants, mobsters, aliens, etc. Fincher is producing, and Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler are directing. You can go to the The Goon‘s campaign page on Kickstarter to check out the trailer. It’s got some way cool graphics.
  • Never: Never is a coming-of-age story about two twenty-something year-olds who love each other in a non-sexual way (more or less). The story revolves around a young guy who falls for a struggling, lesbian singer-songwriter, and follows their affair through ups and downs, ultimately redefining their understanding of sexuality and modern relationships. Never is the passion project of first-time feature director Brett Allen Smith, and he’s using Kickstarter to raise funds to finish his film. If you’re into emotional coming-of-age dramas, check out their campaign page.
  • Science Fiction Land: Science Fiction Land is a documentary about the film inside Ben Affleck‘s Argo. For many years, Judd Ehrlich has been working on this project and recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for it. Science Fiction Land tells the true story of a young inventor named Barry Ira Geller who set out to write a screenplay, produce a sci-fi movie and build the world’s first science fiction theme park. Geller wanted to create a place where the future was in the present. Unfortunately, he was unable to achieve his dream due to some media scandal that broke out back when his theme park idea was in full motion. This sounds like an awesome project, and if you’re interested, check out Ehrlich’s Kickstarter page. There’s some pretty cool stuff on there.

Pick of the Week:

  • Out Of Breath: Vesco Razpopv‘s Out Of Breath is described as a cross between Romeo & Juliet, Pulp Fiction, Run Lola Run and Sin City. The teaser trailer for the film looks like a very fun time. There’s tons of quirky characters, guns and action. The basic story goes something like this: “A hustler has his suitcase stolen, and he must retrieve it at all costs. During his quest, he meets a high society ballet dancer and falls head over heels for her.” One of the cool things about this indie is that visually, all of the characters are in black and white, but the background remains in color. It’s a colorful artsy film. If that interests you, check it out at Kickstarter.

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?