#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap – Nov 24, 2014

| November 24, 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


My Alexandra

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My Alexandra

SCHOOL: Drexel University

DESCRIPTION:Just before Alexandra walks down the isle, she is reminded of her late father and all of the little moments that made a big difference in her life.
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Nov 02 and will close on January 01, 2015 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-alexandra

Slow Creep

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Slow Creep

SCHOOL: University of Texas-Austin
DESCRIPTION:”Slow Creep” is a charming, if grisly, story about a fifteen-year-old girl who, being a horror fan, has just found a very rare VHS tape and is excited to watch it with her brother. He, however, plans to take advantage of a night without parents by inviting his boyfriend over. Neither of them gets what they’re hoping for, though, when the tape turns out to be haunted by a disgusting, slimy, disintegrating, shuffling monster.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Wednesday Dec 3 2014 8:36 PM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jimhickcox/slow-creep/

The Snake


Raphael’s Thesis Film The Snake


SCHOOL: Wesleyan

DESCRIPTION: A stop motion animation adaptation of the Italian folk tale “The Snake,” a story of material excess with fittingly extravagant imagery.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Friday Dec 19 2014 7:10 PM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/331167020/raphaels-thesis-film

Seven Days

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Seven Days

SCHOOL: San Francisco Art Institute

DESCRIPTION: A student short film about an estranged couple taking seven days to drive across the US and using this trip to fix their relationship.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Sunday Dec 14 2014 4:52 PM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1328993157/seven-days-a-student-short-film

 Dream Big

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Dream Big

SCHOOL: Keene State College

DESCRIPTION: Dream Big is a senior thesis film which proposes to explore dreams inspired by interviews with children and senior citizens.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Friday Dec 19 2014 12:00 PM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1914004386/dream-big

The Worth of One Word

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The Worth of One Word

SCHOOL: NYU Tisch Asia

DESCRIPTION: Actions speak louder than words but what if words are all you have? This film tracks one man’s difficult journey to say those words.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Wednesday Dec 24 2014 9:08 AM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/112018118/the-worth-of-one-word-an-mfa-thesis-film


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SCHOOL: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

DESCRIPTION: With the technology of time-travel available to him, a young Captain’s unorthodox use of time-travel threatens all of creation.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Dec 13 2014 6:53 PM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msmmotionpictures/timeline-a-senior-thesis-film


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SCHOOL: Full Sail University

DESCRIPTION: A film about a girl suffering from past traumas, as told from a unique perspective.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Nov 19 and will close on December 04, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gone-full-sail-student-film

Maggie Kaszuba’s Senior Thesis

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Maggie Kaszuba’s Senior Thesis

SCHOOL: Fairleigh Dickinson University

DESCRIPTION: An amazing story of a high school basketball player that overcomes challenges and finds strength because of an unexpected loss.

COUNTDOWN: This project will close on Friday Dec 19 2014 6:33 AM PST.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842931744/maggie-kaszubas-senior-thesis

Once Upon a Dream

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Once Upon A Dream

SCHOOL: Tulane University

DESCRIPTION: Short film about two people who meet in their dreams and try to find each other in reality.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Nov 03 and will close on December 13, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/once-upon-a-dream-student-film

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Lisa Landi

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Peter Borg

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Original Music
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