#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap – Oct 23, 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


Dead Husbands Club


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Dead Husbands Club


SCHOOL: Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

DESCRIPTION: It’s a zombie flick set in the 1950s — think “MAD MEN” meets 80s grindhouse!

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Sep 01 and will close on October 31, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dead-husbands-club-a-student-film

The Frequencies



The Frequencies


SCHOOL: California State University, Northridge

DESCRIPTION:In a small town, a nuclear power plant worker and his younger brother attempts to prove that the secret experiments for energy sources conducted by the government, are bringing life draining creatures into their world from a different frequency.

COUNTDOWN:  This campaign started on Sep 27 and will close on November 01, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-frequencies-csun-thesis-film






SCHOOL: Southern Methodist University

DESCRIPTION:A film about a father recovering from addiction and his attempt to reconcile with his daughter.

COUNTDOWN:  This campaign started on Oct 07 and will close on November 06, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

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

Off Season

Off Season

Off Season

SCHOOL: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia

DESCRIPTION: In an off-season Midwestern beach town, an entitled Millennial bartender struggles to nail her favorite townie.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Oct 09 and will close on November 08, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/off-season–3

Attack on Space: The Fall of Ark Maria

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Attack On Space

SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount University

DESCRIPTION: A sci-fi rendition of the anime Attack on Titan, reintroduced with an original intergalactic plot and brand new threats.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign will close on Sunday Nov 9th, 2014 4:56 PM PDT

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aosla/attack-on-space-live-action



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SCHOOL: Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

DESCRIPTION: RUN is a high octane short film centered around two rival gang members, Marcus and Dean, who are forced into a situation in which they must work together in order to survive after a drug deal goes awry.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Sep 11 and will close on November 10, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/run-student-senior-thesis-production

Twenty-Four Hours from Broadway


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Twenty-Four Hours from Broadway


SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount University

DESCRIPTION: A high-spirited musical about a talented actress on the verge of making it to Broadway.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Oct 06 and will close on November 15, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/twenty-four-hours-from-broadway-a-student-film






SCHOOL: Stanford University

DESCRIPTION: A new documentary film about the legendary dog sled champion George Attla.

COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded on Thu, Nov 13 2014 12:05 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1103707231/attla-a-new-documentary-film

 Sea of Tranquility


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Sea of Tranquility


SCHOOL: Occidental College

DESCRIPTION: A film about decisions, the past, and the moon.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Oct 19 and will close on November 18, 2014 at 11:59pm PT

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sea-of-tranquility-a-senior-thesis-film

The Infected


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The Infected


SCHOOL:  Arizona State University

DESCRIPTION: “The Infected” combines the zombie movie scares you’d expect with an ending that you won’t.

COUNTDOWN:  This campaign started on Oct 20 and will close on November 19, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-infected-kyle-steeno-s-asu-thesis-film

Remember Me Rescue: The Documentary

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Remember Me Rescue

SCHOOL: High School, Waxahachie, TX

DESCRIPTION: Remember Me Rescue: The Documentary is a film made by five high school students about the injustices done to retired racing horses.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign will close on Mon, Nov 24 2014 2:00 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/466046886/remember-me-rescue-the-documentary

Against Time

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Against Time

SCHOOL:  California State University, Northridge

DESCRIPTION: It’s time to suit up and prepare for battle, we’ll see you at the Great Western War!

COUNTDOWN:  This campaign started on Oct 08 and will close on December 07, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/against-time-senior-thesis


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