#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap – July 9, 2014

| July 9, 2014

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Everyone could use a little help. Check out our latest recap of the most promising film projects using crowdfunding.

Do you have a #filmSOS? To be included in our latest #filmSOS Crowdfunding Recap, email your request to filmschoolshorts [at] kqed [dot] org. In the body of the email, include a link to your crowdfunding campaign page, a brief description of your project and what university you’re affiliated with. Let us know how you heard about us. Write “#filmSOS Crowdfunding Recap” and the title of your project in the subject line. We’ll include it in our latest recap!

#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap

#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap

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The Universe

The Universe

The Universe

DESCRIPTION: The Universe is a super exciting student thesis film releasing this summer from award-winning director Ian Watt. The short provides deep reflection on the meaning behind experiences of life, and what it means to be – to engage with the world around us.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 12 and will close on July 12, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-universe–2/x/8124117

Carnal Orient

Carnal Orient

Carnal Orient

DESCRIPTION: A short “music video” exploring the nightmarish undertones of Asian fetish.

COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded if at least $4,500 is pledged by Tue, Jul 15 2014 10:04 AM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1667814657/carnal-orient

Where the Cicadas Chirp

Where the Cicadas Chirp

Where the Cicadas Chirp

DESCRIPTION: Where the Cicadas Chirp is a student short Western film centering on revenge, betrayal, and a showdown between a brother and sister.

COUNTDOWN: The project will only be funded if at least $2,000 is pledged by Tue, Jul 15 2014 9:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1622746924/where-the-cicadas-chirp

Flat Tire

Flat Tire

Flat Tire

DESCRIPTION: Flat Tire is a psychological thriller about a stranded woman, a good Samaritan, and a much too familiar roadside dilemma. Getting a flat is only the beginning.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on May 17 and will close on July 16, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flat-tire-short-film/x/8124117

Coldest Summer

Coldest Summer

Coldest Summer

DESCRIPTION: Coldest Summer is an action/horror short film made by two film students in Wilmington, North Carolina.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 17 and will close on July 17, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coldest-summer-short-film/x/8124117

True Faith

True Faith

True Faith

DESCRIPTION: Jealousy. Narcissism. Secrecy. Drink. Drugs. New Wave. TRUE FAITH: A love story in reverse.

COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded on Fri, Jul 18 2014 10:12 AM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312169132/true-faith-our-dissertation-project-10-minute-film

Belonging

Belonging

Belonging

DESCRIPTION: Children refugees of WWII brought to Elvas, Portugal. An encounter leads to a timeless story of communicating beyond language.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least £800 is pledged by Sun, Jul 20 2014 3:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290412797/belonging-film-project

Rebound

Rebound

Rebound

DESCRIPTION: Rebound is a short film about a guy and a girl who got to the park one night.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 06 and will close on July 20, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rebound-short-film/x/8124117

The Manic and the Pear

The Manic and the Pear

The Manic and the Pear

DESCRIPTION: An intimate look at the battle between wanting to be left alone and the fear of being lonely. A character piece for the introverted.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $5,500 CAD is pledged by Tue, Jul 22 2014 4:13 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1511045528/the-manic-and-the-pear

The Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber

DESCRIPTION: This short film is about a boy whose sketchbook is stolen. To get it back, he must enter an alleyway in which time does not exist.

COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded if at least $1,000 is pledged before Fri, July 25 2014 at 12:58 PM

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/419247952/the-echo-chamber

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

DESCRIPTION: Witch Hunt is a short film about a young witch discovering her power.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 26 and will close on July 26 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/witch-hunt-short-film/x/8124117

Portrait 

Portrait

Portrait

DESCRIPTION: A short period film by Melissa-Kelly Franklin, inspired by artist, poet & Pre-Raphaelite muse Lizzie Siddal.

COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by Sun, July 27 2014 at 3:00 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301454035/portrait-a-short-film-by-melissa-kelly-franklin

In the Basement  

In the Basement

In the Basement

DESCRIPTION: Revenge is a mouthful! This is horror film-making at its best!

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 07 and will close on July 27, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vanity-short-film/x/8124117

ONGOING

Deceive

Deceive

Deceive

DESCRIPTION: Love and business are the two opposing forces in young swindler, Tavis’s life. Can he find truth in the dishonest life he lives?

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 04 and will close on August 03, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deceive-carnegie-mellon-university-senior-thesis-short-film

Bully

Bully

Bully

DESCRIPTION: Prince is a freshman home from college and volunteers to participate in a local prison experiment. When he is assigned to the team of guards, his friend Malachi is the one prisoner who refuses to conform. Prince is then thrust into situations that call for him to fight fire with fire.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 07 and will close on September 05, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bully-a-short-film/x/8124117

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer