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 ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTARY: The new season of Arrested Development (man, we thought we’d never get to say that again) is around the corner. But did you know that there’s a documentary about the smartest/funniest sitcom of all time? 5 years ago, two mega fans set out to make a documentary on the “brilliant, witty and original comedy that is like nothing else.” Since, they’ve gathered interviews with the cast and crew of the show, and other fans like themselves. If you would like to see this documentary get released, then head over to Kickstarter to see how you could help. There’s even a short trailer for you to enjoy.
- FUTURE 86: Future 86 is a feature film that follows an unlikely couple back and forth through time, observing the forging and dissolving of their relationship. The film is being developed by “kids with degrees in the arts” who can’t find work in the field. They’re unhappy about how things are going so they decided to make something happen for themselves. If you’re interested, head over to Indiegogo. The cast and crew of Future 86 put together a lengthy and in-depth campaign video that offers details on just about everything you need to know about the project.
- SAME GHOST EVERY NIGHT: Gus Péwé‘s fifth short film is about bears on bicycles and haunted food, a concept inspired by something filmmaker Brent Green once said to him. The film, Same Ghost Every Night is his longest and most expensive project to date. He and his producer friend Robert Hoxie need funds for a bear costume, equipment and location insurance. If you would like to help out this project, head over to Kickstarter for more information.
Pick of the Week:
- GIRL WHO LIVES IN A TREE: Student filmmaker Simon LeClaire needs help making her undergraduate senior capstone project, which by the way, sounds absolutely fantastic. Girls Who Lives In A Tree follows an anti-magic reporter named William Chatsworth, who discovers a blonde girl named Lily living in a tree. This film has magic, romance, quirk, a sassy British narrator, grand mansions, insane people, a touch of politics, a hint of feminism and a fully-bloomed tree in the middle of a Fargo winter (which LeClaire and her crew built with their own hands). The young crew has put their own money into this, but need your help to finish it. Head over to Indiegogo to find out more about the project.
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?