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.

  • My Pretty Little Head: The trailer for My Pretty Little Head feels and looks a lot like one of those videos friends take of friends. It’s like a home movie, but it also captures the emptiness and aimlessness of young adulthood in an authentic way that makes it feel like a documentary. This film is described as an exploration of the Peter Pan culture. Director Beau Ste Marie films the world around. He takes video of thirty-somethings living in Venice Beach, California, and explores their lives. It’s so simple, and yet intriguing. Head over to Indiegogo to find out more.
  • If I Had A Heart: If I Had A Heart tells the story of an abandoned orphan who becomes an underground street fighter. This Korean film is loosely based on the novel Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murukami. This gritty film is set in the underground world of Seoul. The filmmakers already have already locked down the talent. If you’re into neon-noir, Korean cinema, check out this campaign at Indiegogo.
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy are the two passionate filmmakers behind She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a documentary about the birth of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s. The film gathers opinions of today’s young feminists, shows the importance of the ongoing struggle and ties it all in with the movement’s roots. If you dig empowering documentaries, check out Mary and Nancy’s Kickstarter campaign. There’s a video with an intro and teaser footage of the film.

Pick of the Week:

  • Simon: Simon has to get made. This short film tells the story of a young man who is frustrated about absolutely everything. He has no reason to be unhappy – he has a great home, great house, he knows the right people – but he’s not happy. In fact, he’s suicidal. Simon decides to throw himself a birthday party to prank his friends into believing he’s hanged himself. It’s genius! Simon is being put together by Dylan Stern and Alison Trumbull. They’re both fairly unknown filmmakers, but we believe they have a unique project, and we’d love to see it get made. Head over to their Kickstarter page to check out what they have to say about Simon. Let them convince you with their awesome sense of humor.

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?