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.
- Medal Of Victory: Medal of Victory tells the story of two soldiers caught in a lie. Writer and director Joshua Moise is at helm of this Coen brothers-inspired comedy about a couple of AWOL soldiers who are mistaken for war heroes and become involved in a small town mayoral election. Moise’s previous film, Supermax Wisconsin, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Him and his team have worked on several other projects, including a short film that premiered on Hulu.com. Head over to their Kickstarter campaign page to check out their video.
- The Burning House: The Burning House reminds us of Wes Anderson movies. The short film tells the story of a depressed young urbanite who flees his burning home with nothing but an armload of useless luxury items. It’s got a quirky vibe, cool hip wardrobe and an original score by Evan Younger. If you liked this year’s Moonrise Kingdom, or if you like the blog The Burning House, you should check out this Kickstarter campaign. They’ve got a neat trailer.
- I Put A Hit On You: The filmmakers of I Put A Hit On You, hooked us when they mentioned Sons of Anarchy in their movie campaign video. Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart are co-writing and co-directing this movie about a brokenhearted woman who teams up with her ex-boyfriend to stop the hitman she accidentally hired to kill him. If you’d like to help out their project (and/or find out how this is all related to the Sons of Anarchy), head over to Indiegogo.
Pick of the Week:
- American Commune: A pair of sisters are making a documentary about their childhood… at a commune. American Commune follows these two woman as they revisit their past at The Farm, America’s largest commune in the 1970s. The film focuses on The Farm, a place that had 1,500 members and hosted around 10,000 visitors a year. The film covers an interesting topic about a subculture that thrived during an exciting time in America’s history. If you’re interested you can check out their campaign at Kickstarter. There’s a video there that goes into much more detail about the movie.
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?