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30 Years Ago Gremlins Opened in Theaters

Gremlins is an American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, executive produced by Steven Spielberg , & released by Warner Bros. on June 8th, 1984 The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. [Wiki]

#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap - July 25, 2014
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

ENDING THIS MONTH
Once Crazy, Always Crazy

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DESCRIPTION: While in solitary confinement, inmate Daniel Santino gets an unexpected call that alters his reality.
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 01 and will close on July 31, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

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.
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).
Aydin

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DESCRIPTION: A film about an aspiring writer (Aydin) who finds an opportunity to get a book published. Aydin is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer & survival chances are small. 
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 24 and will close on July 30, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
ONGOING
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).
Moth Songs

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DESCRIPTION: A musical short film about two artists and the inherent struggles of their relationship.
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 07 and will close on August 06, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Of the Lamp

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DESCRIPTION: Art discovers an ancient lamp and encounters a stranger claiming to be a genie “of the lamp.” 
COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 08 and will close on August 07, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Locked in Darkness

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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).
Kingpin

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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.
Survival 

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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).
Prologue

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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. 
0COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $500 is pledged by Tue, Aug 12 2014 9:00 PM PDT.
Marty

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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).
Crisp

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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.
In This Life

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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.
REBEL, REBEL

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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).
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).
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