#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap – August 8, 2014

| August 8, 2014

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

Do you have a #filmSOS? To be included in our next #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. 

#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap

#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap

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Locked in Darkness

Locked in Darkness

Locked in Darkness

DESCRIPTION: A short film about a college student who’s locked inside a campus building at night.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 17 and will close on August 08, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/locked-in-darkness-short-film—2

A Teenager’s Look at WWII
A Teenager's Look at WWII

A Teenager’s Look at WWII

DESCRIPTION: This is a student documentary about World War II from the perspective of a teenager.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $7,500 is pledged by Sat, Aug 9 2014 12:55 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/44540883/a-teenagers-look-at-wwii

Kingpin

Kingpin

Kingpin

DESCRIPTION: Kingpin is not your ordinary crime thriller, mixing the elements of film noir and black comedy into an intimate, character-driven chamber piece. Taking place on a single fateful night for Mafioso Alfred Nagel, this film chronicles how his plans for retirement clash with a touchy adversary – causing friends & foes from his past to converge on his apartment.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $2,200 is pledged by Sun, Aug 10 2014 11:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2143401677/kingpin-an-independent-short-film

Survival 

Survival

Survival

DESCRIPTION: A tragic thriller about a desperate father who must damage his morality in order to save his dying daughter.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 16 and will close on August  11, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/survival-short-film

Prologue

Prologue

Prologue

DESCRIPTION: The year is 1949. America, plagued for the last two decades by depression and war, has finally returned to a time of peace and prosperity. However, in the shadows of it’s greatest city, trouble still brews. A brilliant jewel thief, hardened by a harsh life on the streets, has completed her most daring effort yet; stealing a priceless relic from the National Museum for a mysterious man of great wealth. The plan went off without a hitch and she was to be paid handsomely for it. The only problem is, now that she’s discovered what mystical powers this box contains, her asking price has gone up. Way up.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $500 is pledged by Tue, Aug 12 2014 9:00 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241310666/prologue-a-short-film

Marty

Marty

Marty

DESCRIPTION: A travelling salesman reveals himself as a psychopath when he tries to fill the void his parents left.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 28 and will close on August 12, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/marty-short-film

Crisp

Crisp

Crisp

DESCRIPTION: I’m T3PO, an Artificially Intelligent toaster, I want to create a film about the time my inventor accidentally switched our minds.

They’re finally making a movie about me! Well, I’m the one making the movie about me. I needed something to do with my day. It’s difficult to stay entertained being a toaster and all. Maybe I should give you some context.

Who am I? Good question! I’m T3PO. This friend of mine, Rob, is a crazy inventor. You’ve probably never heard of him. He doesn’t get out much. Despite his shortcomings (he has many), he is pretty brilliant and invented me. No clue why I’m a toaster, you should probably ask Rob. I could have been something a bit cooler, like a car…or a remote controlled car!

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $2,000 AUD is pledged by Wed, Aug 13 2014 6:22 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/761685448/crisp-short-film

In This Life

In This Life

In This Life

DESCRIPTION: A young archeologist discovers a ancient scarab beetle that gives a glimpse into her past lives, providing insight to the decision she must make between her truest companion or a full filled self mission.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $2,000 is pledged by Sat, Aug 16 2014 12:43 AM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/842957624/in-this-life-short-film-submitted-to-festivals

Old Stones
Old Stones

Old Stones

DESCRIPTION: A student film about a washed-up curling star who must win a game of shuffleboard – and we need your help to fund it!
COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least$3,850 is pledged by Sun, Aug 17 2014 2:15 PM PDT.
LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458622151/old-stones
Dot
Dot

Dot

DESCRIPTION: A dark comedy about a 16-year-old girl with a severe case of OCD who must compulsively kill anyone she sees making a mess.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 21 and closed on August 20, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dot-short-film

REBEL, REBEL

REBEL, REBEL

REBEL, REBEL

DESCRIPTION: A homebody with a stash of pulp fiction sees a gun hidden in the waistband of her charming new tenant and debates joining him in a life of adventure.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 23 and will close on August 22, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rebel-rebel-short-film

We Make Movies
We Make Movies

We Make Movies

DESCRIPTION: A heartfelt and hilarious comedy chronicling ups and downs of a group of college students who spend their summer making a movie.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $1,100 is pledged by Fri, Aug 22 2014 11:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2099730241/we-make-movies-feature-film

Crépuscule

Crépuscule

Crépuscule

DESCRIPTION: A short movie about the subtle love between father and son.
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 25 and will close on August 24, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/french-short-film-crepuscule
Yes
Yes

Yes

DESCRIPTION: Not everything has to have a point.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 29 and will close on August 28, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yes-an-experimental-short-film

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

DESCRIPTION: Leave real life behind in this coming of age fantasy film.
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 30 and will close on August 30, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-beginning-of-the-end-a-short-film

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Bottled
Bottled

Bottled

DESCRIPTION: When a man’s communication is throwing noted bottles into the sea, how would anyone get the message?
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Aug 05 and will close on September 04, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bottled-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

Josh

Josh

Josh

DESCRIPTION: Josh, a gay Amish teen, moves to the big city and struggles to find his place in the LGBT community.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 30 and will close on September 08, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/josh-short-film

Cease Fire

Cease Fire

Cease Fire

DESCRIPTION: A soldier must put aside his hate and work with the enemy in order to save the life of his friend.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 24 and will close on September 22, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cease-fire-short-film

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

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Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

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Written and Produced by
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John Andrieni

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Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

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Aldo Mora-Blanco

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Sarah Hoffner

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Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

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Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer